We, as car enthusiasts, often talk about the best sounding engines ever made. It’s the naturally-aspirated V10s and V12s that top the charts. However, there are a few rare gems that often get ignored. One such engine that we rarely consider is the V12 that powers the iconic Bugatti EB110.
The EB110’s quad-turbocharged V12 has to be among the top 10 best sounding engines ever made. In fact, it sounds way better than the W16 motor that powers modern Bugattis. Don’t believe me? Well, then watch this video:
It’s a rare combination of a sonorous V12, hissing and fluttering turbos and simple pops and crackles.
As you may know, this is a 3.5-liter block that is boosted by four turbochargers. The engine pumps out 553 hp @ 8000 rpm and 451 lb-ft @ 375o rpm. But that’s in the EB110 GT. The car featured in the video is the EB100 Super Sport, which has the same engine, but in this car, it puts out 603 hp @ 8250 rpm and 479 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm.
Compared to modern standards, 603 horsepower doesn’t sound much. However, back in the day, it was enough to catapult the EB110 from 0-60 mph in 3.14 seconds and to a top speed of 221 mph.
What other engines do you think should make it to the ‘top 10 list of best-sounding engines’? Let us know in the comments.