Our friends at Road & Track recently stopped by Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California, with the 2013 SRT Viper and found themselves a place to park between a Lamborghini Aventador and a Lexus LFA. Those machines might as well be the three musketeers of ludicrous exhaust notes, and rather than keep those 24 raging cylinders muffled, R&T set about conducting an orchestra of internal combustion. On seeing these three lined up, we were more than prepared to call the Viper victorious when it came to tickling our ear drums, but the latest domestic V10 sounds down right civilized in this company.

If we're picking favorites, we have to say the LFA takes the cake. There's something about the noise of a street-legal V10 that can wrap it's tachometer all the way to 9,000 rpm that turns our knees to quivering dollops of jelly. Check out the clip below for a listen. We shouldn't need to tell you to get frisky with the volume.



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      likeaboss1234boss
      • 2 Years Ago
      the LFA screams while the Aventador shouts. god they sound amazing. this is how music is made :D
        Goahead
        • 2 Years Ago
        @likeaboss1234boss
        LFA is the greatest sounding car I ever heard...
      malgik
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a Viper fan, but I'll admit the LFA and Aventador are the ones giving me eargasms right now.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Aventador is the automotive equivalent of Satan.
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Have to disagree with the Viper being the King of American exhaust notes, that would be the Z06 with the LS7.
        Riley C.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joe
        Or the Saleen S7, Ford GT, GT40, Camaro, there is a lot of American cars that sound killer.
      Michael Campasini
      • 2 Years Ago
      ok why does this guy work for auto blog if he obviously knows nothing about cars, not 24, 32 cylinders!
        Klep
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael Campasini
        Yeah I thinking the same thing. I can see possibly thinking the LFA is a 12 cylinder or something, but I just can't believe anyone would truly think all of these were V8s. Maybe he's just reeeeally bad at math?
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Klep
          Nah, it's 1 cylinder, 1 cylinder, V22.
      apk2014
      • 2 Years Ago
      24 cylinders? The LFA and Viper both have V10's and the Lambo is a V12. Check my math but that is 10+10+12= 32 cylinders.
      sniperhunter2001
      • 2 Years Ago
      So Zach Bowman failed basic math in elementary school...
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sniperhunter2001
        10+10+12=32. Or maybe he's implying that the Viper's only running on 2 cylinders.
      Thomas D Hilton III
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Viper only rev'd its motor once in the 1st few seconds of the Video. the driver later turned the car off . and to add to that, the Viper is the only car whos Exhaust is exited at the sides of the car.
      Joe Carter
      • 2 Years Ago
      For the coin, I'd still rather have a Viper.
        Brett
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joe Carter
        For the coin, sure. Less than half the price of either car with similar performance and comparable luxury? No brainer. But the LF-A still wins my heart because it's so exotic.
          butlermnymkr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brett
          you crazy the Lexus LFA sais that its so got on the papers only with horsepower but when you get it on the road it is the slowest. Lambo or SRT is better. Personally I would prefer the lanbo but for the money I would choose SRT.
      Mike Fernandez
      • 2 Years Ago
      The new Viper really does lag in the Audio department. I wish it had a better soundtrack, but at least it looks good and performs well. The LSA sounds gorgeous and the lambo is as expected lovely. But as mentioned in other comments, the Carrera GT is the sound of the gods!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike Fernandez
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          capn233
          • 2 Years Ago
          A GM supercharged motor in the Gen IV small block V8 family. But he probably just meant to type LFA above...
          Jonathan Wayne
          • 2 Years Ago
          Undergraduate program at the University of Michigan:)
      jonwil2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lamborghini any day over the other 2.
      sohbet
      • 1 Year Ago
      very nice publish, i definitely love this website, keep on it http://www.chatde.net
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