Just remembered about this.Interesting. I'll have to watch some Youtube clips of before and after.
Also, LCG, right there with ya. I was about to quote my original post and bold the word sound.
/Zer vill be no laughter
I wonder - does it do that when you are playing music as well? Can't really be all that good for the music listening experience if you are an audiophile.The new M5 is one of the worst offenders - it actually uses the stereo system to generate fake engine noise inside the cabin from the speakers.
there is the difference! tuneing the engine note != muting the engine and creating an artificial new soundAll exhausts modify the sound of an engine in some way. Only an engine without an exhaust can be "pure", but then it just won't run correctly. Big straight pipes are the closest you'll get, but those are impractical if not illegal for road cars. So essentially, every exhaust system on every road car is made for the purpose of modifying the engine note in some way. Most are to quiet the engine. Sports cars and super cars usually try to balance practicality, performance, and aesthetics. An Aston Martin note is no more or less pure than a Ferrari than a Lamborghini than an Audi.
Even valved exhausts I wouldn't consider any more fake, as they serve the same stated purpose but in different ways.
So really, the only "fake" exhaust note are the synthesized ones as noted.
They still aren't creating a new sound. It's generated all by the engine and modified by the exhaust. Even similarly built exhausts can vary wildly in sound across different engines (even of the same type). Saying you don't like "tuned" exhausts is one thing (and perfectly understandable), but calling them "fake" is just wrong unless they are generating a sound separate from the engine.there is the difference! tuneing the engine note != muting the engine and creating an artificial new sound
just listen to this
you hardly hear any engine, it's all exhaust ramble
you can take any pipe, of any diameter, bend it any way you want, it will never sound like that!!
you have to start adding vanes and ports and bypasses on the inside of the exhaust to get that effect