Thanks to the internet, there’s no shortage of video clips demonstrating the wonderful melodies of internal-combustion engines. Each little explosion comes together to create a symphony that’s oh so sweet.
We’ve shared plenty such videos with you before, ranging from exhaust system demonstrations by companies like Borla, Corsa, and MagnaFlow, to dyno pulls, to wide-open-throttle pulls down the quarter-mile. And we’ve had our favorites, too, like the Spongebob edit by Kooks Headers, or that time Brent Norwood from Corsa took us for a drive in a fifth-gen Chevrolet Camaro SS fitted with the brand’s “Extreme Level” performance sound exhaust system.
The common denominator in our favorite videos is, of course, a big ol’ Chevy V8 engine. So it only makes sense that our newest favorite video also features a Chevy V8 – an LT5 out of a C4 Corvette ZR1, to be exact, although this one has been reworked quite a bit and utilizes a flat-plane crankshaft like in Ford’s 5.2L Voodoo engine in the Shelby GT350 and 350R. If that’s not already intriguing enough, you should know: this particular engine is stuffed in an Opel Kadett rally car, dubbed the “Kadett C GT/R Risse V8”.
Hit play to hear the awesomeness of this flat-plane LT5, and listen closely to the drive-by at 0:51. It’ll give you goosebumps.