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14th Dec '16 3:09:48 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'' does this with Josie's Buick LeSabre, which has been modified by Rob to have Tiki Post liveries. In the scene in question, he pulls off to the sound of the [[StockSoundEffect V8 Burnout]].

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* ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'' does this with Josie's Buick LeSabre, [=LeSabre,=] which has been modified by Rob to have Tiki Post liveries. In the scene in question, he pulls off to the sound of the [[StockSoundEffect V8 Burnout]].
14th Dec '16 3:08:50 PM WillKeaton
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In real life, there are many different kinds of engines. They all sound different, depending on their construction, operation, and even how the intake and exhaust are routed. While there are general "base" noises each kind of engine makes, the V8 engine is the most nearly unique in sound. Because of the lore of V8 engines, or maybe because [[TheSixties they are a little behind the times]], TheCoconutEffect comes into play, and oftentimes film makers overdub the sound of a mundane car so it sounds like it has a V8. This, somehow, is more realistic for viewers who know nothing about cars.

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In real life, there are many different kinds of engines. They all sound different, depending on their construction, operation, and even how the intake and exhaust are routed. While there are general "base" noises each kind of engine makes, the V8 engine is the most nearly unique in sound. Because of the lore of V8 engines, or maybe because [[TheSixties they are a little behind the times]], TheCoconutEffect comes into play, and oftentimes film makers overdub the sound of a mundane car so it sounds like it has a V8. This, somehow, is more realistic for viewers who know nothing about cars.
30th Aug '16 7:24:42 PM DeltaDart
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* Owners of [[RiceBurner ricers]] will often try and make their cars sound like this, by means of the infamous "fart can" exhaust.
21st Feb '16 3:29:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted, of all franchises, on ''FastAndFurious''. Not necessary when all your 4 and 6-cylinder engines have so much customization they hardly even resemble their original counterparts anymore.

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* Averted, of all franchises, on ''FastAndFurious''.''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''. Not necessary when all your 4 and 6-cylinder engines have so much customization they hardly even resemble their original counterparts anymore.
31st Dec '15 12:21:31 PM ThirdMan
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* ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'' does this with Josie's Mercury Sable, which has been modified by Rob to have Tiki Post liveries. In the scene in question, he pulls off to the sound of the [[StockSoundEffect V8 Burnout]].
** It should be noted that in the mid-90's Ford did make an SHO variant of the Sable's sister car, the Taurus, with a unique V8 engine. But that's not much of an excuse for its use here.

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* ''Film/NeverBeenKissed'' does this with Josie's Mercury Sable, Buick LeSabre, which has been modified by Rob to have Tiki Post liveries. In the scene in question, he pulls off to the sound of the [[StockSoundEffect V8 Burnout]].
** It should be noted that in the mid-90's Ford did make an SHO variant of the Sable's sister car, the Taurus, with a unique V8 engine. But that's not much of an excuse for its use here.
Burnout]].
17th Oct '15 3:58:50 PM nombretomado
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* The Skyguard anti-air buggy in ''PlanetSide'' makes a heavy, burbling V8 noise when idling and revving, which stands in stark contrast the crappy diesel-sounding four-banger engines in the other buggies, which are ironically, faster than the big V8 Skyguard.

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* The Skyguard anti-air buggy in ''PlanetSide'' ''VideoGame/PlanetSide'' makes a heavy, burbling V8 noise when idling and revving, which stands in stark contrast the crappy diesel-sounding four-banger engines in the other buggies, which are ironically, faster than the big V8 Skyguard.
20th May '15 7:37:02 PM nombretomado
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[[UsefulNotes To be noted:]] the ''classic'' V8 burbling sound is almost always generated by 90-degree odd-firing V8s with cross-plane crankshafts usually associated with American Musclecars. Any other V8 design, from the flat-plane Ferrari or Maserati engines to the high-rpm Lotus Esprit V8, and especially today's V8 FormulaOne engines, sounds different.

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[[UsefulNotes To be noted:]] the ''classic'' V8 burbling sound is almost always generated by 90-degree odd-firing V8s with cross-plane crankshafts usually associated with American Musclecars. Any other V8 design, from the flat-plane Ferrari or Maserati engines to the high-rpm Lotus Esprit V8, and especially today's V8 FormulaOne UsefulNotes/FormulaOne engines, sounds different.
21st Apr '15 1:02:51 PM DaNuke
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* Averted, of all franchises, on ''FastAndFurious''. Not necessary when all your 4 and 6-cylinder engines have so much customization they hardly even resemble their original counterparts anymore.
21st Apr '15 9:09:01 AM LaXandro
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*''Videogame/{{The Crew}}'' uses same V8 engine noises for whenever you enter or exit safehouse or tuner shop and during all cutscenes. While at least 1/3 of the car list avert this by actually being V8-powered cars, it doesn't stop your Mini (or Pagani, for the other end of the scale) from sounding like they have race-modded Hemis in them once in a while.
24th Mar '15 11:56:20 AM Discar
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->"''I'm surprised it doesn't come with a CD of V8 engine noises!''"

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->"''I'm surprised it doesn't come with a CD of V8 engine noises!''"



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* Enforced with some modern German luxury cars in order to appeal to customers. Especially diesel engines are supplemented by sound actuators, which are supposed to compensate for the acoustic deficiencies. However, gasoline engines as well employ them increasingly in order to avert the sound downgrade which comes in conjunction with the trend to downsizing. While they don't necessarily create V8 noises, this is specifically the case for high powered six-cylinder diesel engines of BMW and Audi (with more than 221 kW/300 hp). Funnily enough, the Mercedes-Benz M 152 DE 55 and the Audi 4.0 TFSI engine, while being genuine V8s, make use of this as well, because they feature cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. In that operational mode, in addition to suffering from reduced engine balance, the common V8 sound is lost due to the increased time between power strokes. The utilisation of the actuator avoides this.

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* Enforced with some modern German luxury cars in order to appeal to customers. Especially diesel engines are supplemented by sound actuators, which are supposed to compensate for the acoustic deficiencies. However, gasoline engines as well employ them increasingly in order to avert the sound downgrade which comes in conjunction with the trend to downsizing. While they don't necessarily create V8 noises, this is specifically the case for high powered six-cylinder diesel engines of BMW and Audi (with more than 221 kW/300 hp). Funnily enough, the Mercedes-Benz M 152 DE 55 and the Audi 4.0 TFSI engine, while being genuine V8s, make use of this as well, because they feature cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. In that operational mode, in addition to suffering from reduced engine balance, the common V8 sound is lost due to the increased time between power strokes. The utilisation of the actuator avoides this.

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