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Can't afford a Ferrari? Well, Faurecia SA,  the French auto parts maker, has what might be the next best thing: A system that makes your car sound like one.

Faurecia is offering car makers a mini loudspeaker that can amp up the muffled sound of a small engine's exhaust so it has the roar of a supercar's.

That's perhaps not good news for the neighbors but a possible boon for drivers aching for the head-turning noise of a Ferrari without spending $250,000 to get it.

Faurecia is showing its loudspeaker at this week's Frankfurt auto show. The unit of France's PSA Peugeot Citro

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Might as well fit one of these to the exhaust too - ms2iO-2OP_isUX1elomgOjg.jpg

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Honestly, this is pretty stupid.  It's not difficult to give a V6 engine a nice roar, so obviously this just applies to the 4-cylinders, which shouldn't be loud in the first place.  

 

This isn't much different than somebody putting a gigantic pipe on their POS Civic to make it sound "fast".  But in reality, it's not fast, and it sounds like a lawn mower.  

 

For the sake of humanity, we don't need any more "fake" cars on the road.

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I never noticed that a Ferrari made a particular sound.

 

Guess I'm dense.

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I am always  :rolleyes: when I see a 1.4L Honda Civic or similar tiny hatchback make more sound than a supercar due to exhaust modifications lol.

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^ My Honda only made a roaring sound when the exhaust pipe rusted thru. :laugh:

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I haven't heard any AFK, but do Ferraris even have impressive exhaust sounds? AMGs (and to that effect, Pagani Huayra), on the other hand (which are a plenty in Soviet Russia)...

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I never noticed that a Ferrari made a particular sound.

 

Guess I'm dense.

 

Or just not a car guy :P 

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I haven't heard any AFK, but do Ferraris even have impressive exhaust sounds? AMGs (and to that effect, Pagani Huayra), on the other hand (which are a plenty in Soviet Russia)...

I drove an F430 on an autocross track a couple months ago, and it's a very very loud and mean sounding car.

I also see a 599 driving around this area occasionally, and that's also a loud car.

 

Ferraris have one of those exhausts that once you hear one rev, you'll be able to recognize one from a mile away (and you'll probably hear it from that far away).

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I haven't heard any AFK, but do Ferraris even have impressive exhaust sounds? AMGs (and to that effect, Pagani Huayra), on the other hand (which are a plenty in Soviet Russia)...

YES, AMG's have amazing exhausts sounds. Case in point - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVlgw90Ns7c
 

I hate non-performance cars having performance/tuned exhaust systems. I also hate fake engine noise pipped into stereo systems (I'm looking at you BMW)

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YES, AMG's have amazing exhausts sounds. Case in point - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVlgw90Ns7c
 

I hate non-performance cars having performance/tuned exhaust systems. I also hate fake engine noise pipped into stereo systems (I'm looking at you BMW)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFT3sTkR5sI

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You can hook up a loud speaker and a battery on a bicycle and play loud muffler sounds while riding! :woot:

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People actually spend money on this?

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Two words for you: Volvo Terror

 

 

 

You can hook up a loud speaker and a battery on a bicycle and play loud muffler sounds while riding! :woot:

 

Plastic playing card against the spokes - instant Harley!

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