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    Most Authentic Sounding Engine For A Murci Build

    In my opinion it would be the Mercedes M120 48v DOHC V12 of the 90's. The global market has them priced at about $1500+ used. They were rated at 389 hp from the factory, and are said to have a good amount of power robbed by the factory intake box and exhaust system. Engines with the same architecture normally have a related sound. This engine definitely sounds more like a Lambo v12 than the SOHC v12 BMW engine from the 90's used in numerous Lambo builds.

    M120 sound with no cats
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZjxNQcvA2g


    performance Magnaflow muffler, hi flow cats and the resonator removed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2dlArJSVr0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooGzcQkG_RM

    stock
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AoGhLs-COE


    Would be interested in hearing the motor with upgraded intakes in a rear engine orientation, or straight pipes.

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    thanks for asking this question..im also doing a murci build and this is something im interested in..i myself dont have a answer..and it seems like everytime i ask about this i get a different answer..i guess its something that is more based on opinion..but n e way thanks and i will be tuned in to see how others feel about this..

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    Re: Most Authentic Sounding Engine For A Murci Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Harris
    it seems like everytime i ask about this i get a different answer..i guess its something that is more based on opinion..
    I think that is the key, there are a few options that sound good. The Ford Modular with the right exhaust sounds good, listen to the Koenigsegg, it used the Ford until recently. They came out with thier own engine, but it's a copy of the Ford. There is also a good sounding Corvette on the youtube with an LS.

    The key, absolute key, is to get rid of that American thoaty rumble synonymous with American muscle cars. If you are building in europe then I think the Mercedes or BMW option is a great one. Here in the US, the GM LS or Ford Modular are so abundent, cheap, and have tons of aftermarket support. I do like the sound of the V12, even the Jag sounds good. I had a customer back 12 to 15 years ago who had a fit for the Jag V12 in his street rod. One of the issues with the Mercedes or BMW is engine management systems. If you can salvage the ECM and all of the wiring then you probably can make it work. BUT, most of your low cost ECM's stop at 8 cylinders, there are some lower cost ECM that will do a V12 but with limited capability. And if you get a later V12 with variable valve timing, you will probably end up having to go to Motec. I think they are the only one that can handle VVT and 12 cylinders. Motec is so expensive they acutually rent theirs for racedays! They advertise systems "starting out" at around $3k. But I can tell you V12 with VVT is in the 10k range.

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    Re: Most Authentic Sounding Engine For A Murci Build

    350Z sounds the closest

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    I am not trying to be difficult but those Benz engines dont even sound close. I do agree that the 350Z is the closest sounding compared to everything else but still not close enough! I'm doing something thats a little unorthodox, but I think I will accomplish the sound I am looking for! I will keep everybody advised on how it works out.

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    I just went on youtube and played a video with an LP640 with a Capristo exhaust. My girlfriend and her friend are here studying and I interrupted their studying with a loud engine revving. My Girlfriends friend said why are you listening to a motorcycle! Thats the key here, the Lambo sounds like a motorcycle!

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    Re: Most Authentic Sounding Engine For A Murci Build

    don't think that the exhaust sound of a 350Z cuts it, I tried to find one that had the right sound but no luck so far
    William

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLvrcNg-41A

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    Fakers right I was at Lamborghini of Denver a week ago and they were tuning a 640 and it sounded like an R1 fully piped. It was LOUD!

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    Re: Most Authentic Sounding Engine For A Murci Build

    Quote Originally Posted by wbnemo1
    don't think that the exhaust sound of a 350Z cuts it, I tried to find one that had the right sound but no luck so far
    William

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLvrcNg-41A
    Awesome vid!!!!!!!!! Thats exactly it right there! Just that sound alone gets your blood pumping, the sound is half the fun of these things.

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    The VQ35 v6 of the 350Z is a nice engine. It doesn't sound like a v12 by any means, but it sounds far sexier than a loppy pushrod... The VQ35 has an advantage of being installed in cars with ricey performance exhaust systems that have a certain "exotic" character to the exhaust note purposely. The w140 and r129 that the m120 was installed in never had the benefit of ricer geared exhaust tuning. But the m120 is Installed in the Pagani Zonda and sounds fantastic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrFXAgVJBsM

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