Your Car's Engine Roar Might Be Totally Fake

January 23, 2015 7:57 PM

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Do you feel really tough when you rev your engine and peel out of the driveway? Turns out that satisfying roar might all be a lie.

Softer-sounding engines are actually a positive symbol of just how far engines and gas economy have progressed. But automakers say they resort to artifice because they understand a key car-buyer paradox: Drivers want all the force and fuel of a newer, better engine — but the classic sound of an old ...

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