YouTube R&T - Ten of the worst sounding performance cars you can buy

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The results are from readers who answers the question yesterday...the most "repeated" answers.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/g6776/worst-sounding-performance-cars/

1. Ford GT

https://youtu.be/dOOp4GDBILY

2. 17 Civic Type R

https://youtu.be/JUapISJGru0

3. BMW i8

https://youtu.be/IzZtX5KCbvs

4. Cadillac ATS-V

https://youtu.be/A8wB0d_QiiA

5. BMW M2

https://youtu.be/3eIGhd7QGnc

6. Infiniti Q50 Red (the reaction to the 0-60 :rofl: )

https://youtu.be/Qpl27tFazRc

7. Mercedes G65 AMG

https://youtu.be/vAAS_U6rUm8

8. Nissan GTR

https://youtu.be/kTbRWqxUXMM

9. Porsche 718 Boxster

https://youtu.be/EhxGy8BqsYQ

10. WRX


https://youtu.be/3DEVGse7iSs
 

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The more I hear the GT, the more I like it.
 

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I kinda disagree with a few of those, they don't sound bad at all. BUT the GT does sound bad when it's close but sounds better and better as it gets further away.
 

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Well, its not R&T, its their idiot readers apparently.
 

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The civic and wrx yeah I don’t care for that, the rest of them sound fine to me
 

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Agree that the Porsche sounds like garbage.
 

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Never understood the full on hate. It's not a V8 obviously, but it sounds pretty damn good.
I don't know that it's "hate", it's more that it just isn't as pleasing. There is just some harmonic pleasure to a V8. That said, I like plenty of 6's out there too. I just like 8-holers better.
 

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I agree with pretty much all. While the GT is a fast car and looks very good. It does not have the sound that goes along with that price.
 

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Any Ecoboost is awful. And not the exhaust, but the cheap-sounding electronic augmentation they blast inside.

Also, the Fiat 500 Abarth should be tops.
 

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I had some guy with an aftermarket exhaust on his Fiat 500 Abarth, racing through traffic either up Kirk Rd. or 59 (I can't remember), the other day and it sounded absolutely like horse shit!

So yea, add that to the list too.
 

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Any Ecoboost is awful. And not the exhaust, but the cheap-sounding electronic augmentation they blast inside.

Also, the Fiat 500 Abarth should be tops.
I will say, the F-150's are the most awful. The transverse application cars/suvs have at least a nice growl, but the trucks are just straight hot garbage.

I've never minded the GT though. It's got a satisfying growl and doesn't get overly raspy like some V6's can, and like what most EcoBoosts have.

Some people have been experimenting with homemade Helmholtz resonators to varying degrees of success with the EcoBoost cars and trucks. I just don't understand how they could make the Duratecs sound SOOOOO bad, when they sound pretty decent NA.
 

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as an owner of #6 I will partially agree, but not its not terrible. There are days I surely miss the symphony my old VQ35 made.
 

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The ATS-V doesn't sound bad and neither does the M2. I was actually behind an M2 in traffic the other day. It was catless and had aftermarket exhaust. It sounded good IMO.
 

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Yes, good call. Awful sounding car. Unfortunate for how good it is otherwise.
 

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Im also surprised the GTR is on that list. I was unaware people do not like the noises that car makes. I certainly enjoy them.
 

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