For once, we are going to tell you turn your volume down. This SVJ is incredibly LOUD. With a shrieking 759-hp 6.5L V12 engine mounted right behind the driver, the SVJ is one of the best sounding supercars around. So go ahead and enjoy this naturally aspirated V12, for it will surely be the last of its kind. Long live the SVJ. Read more.
While we know what JLR's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 CAN sound like in the SVR models, this exhaust has been tuned to be quieter, more refined, and emit just slightly hints of its V8 nature. You can still hear some burbles and roars, but it's much more subtle than an SVR. Read more.
Switching to Dynamic mode via the center toggle spices up the powertrain, and the speakers begin to pipe in some extra noise once you pass 5,000 rpm. Sadly, it does not sound nearly as exciting from the outside, where the actual noise is muffled. You do get some pops and burbles, though. I guess those are the constraints of a small turbo engine. Read more.
The John Cooper Works badge is a symbol for serious performance. It’s a hot-rod upgrade and for 2020, MINI is raising the bar with a redeveloped 2.0-litre turbo-four engine. That means the JCW Countryman receives a significant 73 hp and 73 lb-ft bump up to 301 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful MINI in the brand’s sixty year history, alongside the Clubman JCW and upcoming Cooper JCW GP that also utilize the same powertrain. It also sounds like a proper hot hatchback. Read more.
Headphones in, volume up. The X7 M50i is one of the best sounding three-row SUVs around. Utilizing the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine as the X5 and X6 M50i, the three sound nearly identical, producing a sweet and silky roar up to the redline, followed by a flurry of pops and bangs on overrun. Read more.
While the G70 3.3t (twin-turbo V6) exhaust note may sound fairly aggressive from inside the cockpit, it's a different story from the outside where the microphone for this video was placed. It just goes to show how much noise and exhaust sound is actually piped-in through the cabin speakers. You'll have to turn up the volume a bit, because the actual exhaust noise is fairly quiet and subdued. Read more.