The right engine note can make your eyes roll back in your head, your mouth open ever so slightly, and your heart beat faster. It hits you in your chest. There’s a wave to the action, and it starts as you hear the race car on a distant part of the circuit. That sound draws closer as the drivers works their way through the course and it all builds up until the moment the car flies on by. But the sound lingers as the car disappears from your view.
A proper race car engine note is a truly wonderful thing. But I also find myself addicted to the whine and wail from straight-cut gears. Am I alone here? Hop the jump for a video showing what I’m talking about.
Listen to that BMW above. That noise is wild. Imagine pairing that with a supercharger race motor and you’d have a duet announcing your arrival at the gates of hell. The Devil himself would stand at attention and then bow as your oversteered your way into his immortal arena.
So which is more appealing to you? The raucous roar of a proper race engine or do you pine for the whine from straight-cut gears?
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