With stricter regulations on vehicle emissions, car and truck manufacturers have started downsizing engines in a quest to improve fuel economy. V8s are being replaced by V6s, while turbochargers are supplanting increased displacement as the preferred method of boosting power.
But for car enthusiasts, a car that has the look and feel of a performance machine (and certainly the price tag to match) needs to also have a certain sound from the engine when you depress the accelerator. And these new engines just can’t get it done. So what’s a manufacturer to do? Fake it. Continue reading