Monday, January 25, 2016

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Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Can’t Help but Obliterate a McLaren SLR in Sound Battle

People always joke about how racing stripes give the car a few extra horsepower, but in the case of engine and exhaust notes, even though they don’t actually make the car go faster, they do make it seem like it is.

A sports car is made out of three main ingredients, all three ideally spread out equally. We’ll start with the actual performance of the car, as it is the one thing that separates it from the rest. If it won’t go fast in a straight line and smoothly around a bend, then it doesn’t deserve to be called a sports car.

Second is the vehicle’s design. A performance car has to look the par, otherwise its whole potential is wasted. There are the so-called sleepers, but that’s a completely different story - their look isn’t an accident or proof of a designer’s laziness or lack of inspiration, it’s a planned-out scheme, a bait for those who are foolish enough to fall into the trap.

Thirdly, you’ve guessed it, when that throttle pedal hits the floor, the car has to sound like it wants to start an avalanche all the way across the globe. There are all types of sporty sounds, from the grumbling V8 to the whine of a high-revving naturally-aspirated engine - they all have their own special character and it’s hard to pick out a favorite. Especially since they all receive an important helping hand from the exhaust system, making the list of possible combinations virtually endless.

While settling on a favorite engine sound is indeed difficult, we’d like to submit to you this entry from a Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, the track-only car developed in Maranello that uses a 6.2 naturally aspirated V12 engine with 860 hp obtained at a staggering 9,500 rpm.

What that means out there on the track is that the FXX sounds like a grown up Formula One car. It’s got the same mechanical whirl, but the tone is a lot graver, more like the sound of a beetle in flight compared to a hornet.

It’s strong, too. It feels the air and sucks any other sound on a one-mile radius like a black hole. That Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR stood no chance. It moved as if it were powered by electric motors, its 5.5 supercharged V8 engine having to admit defeat in front of the sheer power of the FXX. And the funny thing is that, if the FXX hadn’t been there, we would have probably been talking about how well the SLR sounds...

by Vlad Mitrache

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