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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by F456M, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:33 PM.

  1. F456M

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    Hi guys!

    As a car guy, I can’t get enough of great engine sounds. Ferrari is of course one of the favourites. I have noticed that the best sounding cars sometimes have long tail pipes, and usually not any mufflers at the rear. Quite often thin walled tail pipe / outlets with little or no sound deadening material. I experienced the same when I had a X-pipe + muffler delete pipes on my 456M GT. It became a bit like an instrumental sound experience and made great sound both when acceleration and while engine braking...

    Which Ferraris do you think sounds the best? Youtube clips are welcome!

    Anyone else have any ideas how to make exhaust making the best sound?
     
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    In my opinion, any YouTube videos of cars are usually poorly recorded, and not well played.

    Any Columbo designed Ferrari engine is the best. How the exhaust gets muffled is up for debate.

    The factory exhausts were surprisingly deep in pitch. It’s a sound and nuance that never makes it to YouTube.

    I miss my 330 4-liter!

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    #5 davidoloan, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    Basso profondo. I love this. The shriek of the modern cars appeals to me much less. The F50 is the modern Ferrari that captures this spirit the best. Its deep, subtle and thrilling. 512 TR sounds nice too.
     
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    I agree, but neither the 512 nor the F50 were designed by Columbo.

    Basso profundo is right!

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    Carbs and no catalyzers seem to be the way to go.
     
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    So far as the GT cars, it's usually the smaller bore, higher revving motor that makes the good sound. The first series of the TR is my favorite. I believe their side mufflers are just hollow cans.

    john
     
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    Daytona Competizione - best sounding car I ever heard (I guess F1 is out of competition? Otherwise it would be the 412 T2).
     
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    Race car 312Pb. For road cars I maybe biased but the Daytona sounds the best when wound up. Have to say the 365GTC4 probably sounds better than the Daytona at idle / low revs though.
     
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    Your Petrolicious film captures the sound quite well ........... nice film by the way.

     
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    By petrolicious all videos are excellent, 512S, 250 GTO, 512 BB, Jaguar Type D, R9, or Xj13 etc.. a
    By the way there s an exception, all video are about 6/9 minutes and 288 gto.. 2 minutes. The watch-man with such advertise in Social app forget to timing his video :/
     
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    Of the cars in that era, it was said only the Matra MS670 produced a shriek that was more alluring to the enthusiast's ear.
     
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    This one is terrific..

    I forget to mention videos by victory by design...
     
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    #17 davidoloan, Jan 12, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    That is just magical. All the new cars should capture that spirit.

    Yes, they are great but the DVD picture quality is absolutely terrible, huge jagged edges and macroblocking. The production is very high quality so I'm sure the original edit is great, they should be re-released in a high definition format.

    I love how this 333 SP sounds so mechanically refined, multi-layered with a clear promise of whats to come. I do not like the loud obnoxious blare at idle that so many Ferrari sports exhaust manufactures contrive. This 333 SP sounds so potent and angry, yet subtle and refined.

     
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    I think in 30/40 years all videos be a great memory for all people who likes cars. We had a lot of chance to see the great period for cars industry.

    Today is the top period, never before cars was so expensive, luxurious, and fast. A new page with electric cars must to start and I think it will be full of curiosity. Peugeot launch a new car with a extradinary design, hope all constructors will take the same way.

     
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    Probably shouldn’t admit this but the part with engine sounds is another Daytona not mine. On the filming day with mine the microphone broke and didn’t pick the sound up properly. The film crew had shot another Daytona a year or so before being driven down a runaway at high speed and dubbed the sound from that into this film. If you look closely you will see the rev counter and speed don’t match the engine sound!
     
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    Ha Ha, that’s like when I found out the C'était un rendez-vous Ferrari was a Mercedes. Magic of the movies.
     
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    One of my favorite videos

     

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