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Old 06-04-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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The above slide show includes vehicles who uses fake engine noises to appeal to sports car fans. Wonder how much the R&D and technology added to the total cost of the car just for engine noise?
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Why not, car owners put fakery on their vehicles all the time.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Except cars like the Mustang don't fake the engine sound. It's the actual engine sound. Faking it would be playing a recording of an engine over speakers to simulate the engine sound.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The full electrics and some hybrids are needing to add engine noise machines so they don't run over the hearing impaired.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Earth
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That's about as bad as those fake turbo whistle makers you can buy on eBay to make everyone think you have a turbo.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I always knew Mustangs were faking it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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In the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off From School, the Ferrari 250 was a kit car and they dubbed in a real Ferrari exhaust note for the film.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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Sounds like the BMW M5 is faking it with a computer program, but the others have a variation on a sound resonator to pipe in vibrations and engine noise into the cockpit.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:57 AM
 
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I have been asking for hybrids to have fake noise. Twice so far, I have been almost hit while jogging. Once by a Prius and once a Highlander hybrid. They just don't make any noise and this particular drivers, were just in the bike lane and swerving around. I have since stopped running on the streets.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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I have been asking for hybrids to have fake noise. Twice so far, I have been almost hit while jogging. Once by a Prius and once a Highlander hybrid. They just don't make any noise and this particular drivers, were just in the bike lane and swerving around. I have since stopped running on the streets.
Thats why youre supposed to LOOK where youre goin... I know plenty of deaf peopke that have no problem not running in front of "silent traffic".
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