I dislike loud exhausts. There's a small hatchback, which I can only believe to be a boy racer Corsa, with a really loud exhaust that bangs as he over revs it. This has happened 2-3 times now, after 2300hrs and I hate it. They should be banned.
It's quite a pleasing effect to have it occasional like this. If it happened all the time it'd do my nut in.
Depends on the quality of the exhaust. A mate bought a barry'd Mk3 Mondeo with dual bean cans and it droned horrendously on the motorway.I always remembered an old mate when he got his first car when we were 17, and of course on went a sporty exhaust. He liked it at first because of the loud sound, but when he got a job that required 20 miles on a dual carriageway, he said it used to do his head in. Even when cruising at 70 you'd still get the vroooooom. There was no escape.
Whatever this one was, there is no way it could be factory. It was stupidly loud and I could still hear it over a mile away. Def boy racer who'd done it himself kind of job.The Corsa VXR Clubsport came as standard with a Remus exhaust which does pop and bang from the factory so could be one of them.
People get their cars mapped specifically so it'll pop and bang more. I appreciate a few pops but as with everything, there's a limit. There's an irritating fiesta st which is always driven around my neighborhood every evening for a few hours, it bangs every second when it passes, it freaks the dog out and all of my neighbours have mentioned what a massive **** he is.
If it was a nicer car I could probably appreciate it a bit more but it doesn't even sound nice, its literally just BANG BANG BANG BANG
Id take a flat 6 over a v6 any day of the week. The v6 in my TT doesn't sound nearly as nice as the flat 6 in the porsche.
Modern cars and modifiers make me laugh. But manufacturers aren't a lot better.
Tuned exhausts to open a flap above a certain RPM just for the noise.
Fake pops and bangs.
Real engine noise deliberately piped into the cabin.
Fake engine noise played into the cabin.
It's quite common for the aural involvement of a vehicle to have a sizable impact of the overall enjoyment. In many ways and for many people it's akin to having good steering feel, or a nice gated shifter, it's another level of driver involvement.
Cars with more than 4 cylinders generally speaking will have this resonance noise associated with larger engines - just as you hear in the clip here on start up - from 3/4k rpm+ its a totally different animal but its not something you can replicate with a 4 cylinder engine or a 4 cylinder with a turbo. My last cars have had 6, 8 and 6 cylinders. Aside from the pleasing noise larger CC engines are far more robust and less stressed than 4 cylinder cars ragged to f**k and falling apart @ 100k miles (if they make it that far) - sadly large engines like these are going the way of the T Rex, so I am certainly getting another V8 Next...
Don't think much folk here a clued up on cars, I take it you never drove a 6,8 or 12 cylinder car then yourself? the VED can hurt, but they last forever and sound great - try them
Whats with the stuck up attitude?
Currently have a 4 cylinder, a 5 cylinder, and a 6 cylinder. Have had a V8 in the past as well.
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