There's nothing quite like the open road, with the wind in your hair and the powerful roar of the engine as you speed into the great unknown. The classic engine roar of American muscle cars is something that just can't be replicated by newer engines. Or can it?
The big, beefy roar of your new truck or sports car is most likely a fake. That doesn't mean that the engine isn't powerful; in fact, cars today are stronger, faster and safer than ever. But more and more often, that sound is being augmented digitally. That's right: Your car is like Britney Spears in a recording studio. That is not her natural voice.
Car companies are in a bit of a quandary. Cars today are more powerful, and cleaner running, than ever. The problem is that they don't always sound like it, and customers want an engine roar to match the power of the vehicle.