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Auto-tune: 10 best-sounding new cars

Microsoft IES Logo By John LeBlanc, MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 10

2010 Aston Martin DBS

Save for the ultra-rare (only 77 examples will ever me made) and mega-expensive (at over $1.2 million) carbon fibre-bodied One-77 super car, the $290,000-plus DBS sits atop Aston Martin's range. Compared to the run-of-the-mill V12s found in (relatively) lesser of the marque's GTs, the DBS's 5.9-litre unit receives a new inlet manifold and cylinder heads with better inlet-port design, enabling it to produce 510 hp -- 60 more than the DB9's similar mill. Fast? Oh yeah, baby! But the sound that comes out at the other end of the DBS is like a symphony orchestra. At low revs, the V12 sounds like a bass cello. At mid-range, the horn section kicks in. And in full-on attack mode, the string section takes over with a high-pitched shrill.
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