Sounds like a waste of engineering time to me.
X2. Stupidity at its best IMO. But this trickery has become commonplace among lux makers.Sounds like a waste of engineering time to me.
What I find funny about piping sound into the cabin is that a true petrol head is the only one who would clamour for MOAR engine sounds right, but the enthusiast is also the only one who really knows and is offended by the fake.X2. Stupidity at its best IMO. But this trickery has become commonplace among lux makers.
Authentic and probably cheaper, but that's too straight forward. Its completely circular if you ask me. People wanted ZERO road noise, so the makers went and gave that to them, then because of the GOBS of sound deadening the exhaust is no longer heard and people turned around and said, you know we would still LIKE to hear the motor don't ya know.Wouldn't it be more authentic to actually make an engine that sounds good or an exhaust that sounds good?
But then again, Toyota (and others) only reserve that kind of stuff to $400,000 cars....
Yeah like my Prius!!!!!!!! But then again, my Prius does not have sound insulation to begin with....I would get the appeal of such a gadget on a hybrid, but not on a regular engine.
no thats untrue, its not a pre taped recording, its a live feed from under your hood. I believe its simply a microphone and speaker. Kennedy could be right about the sound tube though... I'm not sure how Lexus designed this system...So its just a speaker in the cabin that makes an engine noise?
It makes it sound much less cool when I write it out like that. I'm just thinking of some kid recording himself making car noises and then Lexus put that into the vehicle for people to listen to when they feel like they want to have some more engine noise.
OK, that's a bit better. It just amplifies the actual sound of the engine. Still a strange feature though. I have a feeling that I won't use it much at all. It's a bit of a gimmick.no thats untrue, its not a pre taped recording, its a live feed from under your hood. I believe its simply a microphone and speaker. Kennedy could be right about the sound tube though... I'm not sure how Lexus designed this system...