The new BMW Z4, sister to the Supra, is a handsome car in person, with a funky grille, funky seats, and a 3.0-liter B58B30 turbo straight six. What’s less impressive in person is how it sounds. This is a 340-horsepower sports car. It should sound snappy and wild, right?
This Ferrari F12 in Iranian police livery is a conundrum. We’re not 100 percent sure of its origin—if it’s an actual vehicle used by Iranian police or just a policing enthusiast living in the Netherlands or something else entirely—but thankfully, none of that really matters. What does matter is that it’s also got an…
Regular, bottom-exit exhaust pipes: Who needs ‘em, I say! You want a car with unconventional exhaust exits. And this new McLaren, whatever it might be, looks like it has top-exit exhaust pipes. I don’t even need to see the rest of the car, I’m already in love.
At 4:00 this morning I went deep into my garage-bunker to stare at my glittering jewels, as I do every morning. There they sat, all 9,000 of them, each one of them a nearly perfect jewel of a McLaren 570GT. “Nearly perfect?” you ask. Yes, peasant, nearly perfect. Because while the standard McLaren 570 exhaust is quite…
We’ve heard about the risks of cars. They pollute the air and can crash into each other, which is dangerous and obviously unhealthy. New research shows cars may be killing us by making too much noise, too.
Today’s GoPro and cell phone clips have exceptional video quality, but the audio always seems to be lacking. So please take a listen to this Lamborghini Diablo GTR take off, shot nearly a decade ago.
This has to end. Enough is enough. The new Mercedes C63 AMG, with its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, does not sound inferior to the old Mercedes C63, with its naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8. Listen! The madness has to stop.
A few years back Volkswagen debuted a 900-horsepower Passat converted to rear-wheel drive with a Chevy V8 to run in Formula Drift. It seemed like sacrilege, at least until the moment we heard the yowl of its 8-into-1 exhaust.
Well-known aftermarket exhaust purveyor Borla is applying an ancient technology to its new product and I am tentatively intrigued. Its new “Polyphonic” exhausts use a series of different-sized pipes to make multiple notes simultaneously just like a pipe organ.
The sad fact of the matter is that naturally aspirated V8s are dying out. There are only handful to choose from these days. Thankfully, the 2018 Maserati GranTurismo MC is one of them. So when we got our hands on one earlier this month, we did what any responsible adult would: we revved the everliving shit out of it…
We love a good, ridiculous backfire. Even better is a supercut of awesome exhaust flames and pops on one of the most sacred spaces to gearheads on earth: the Nürburgring.
I’ve always had an irrational fear of mufflers and exhausts, which I guess I can attribute to frequently losing the hair and skin off my leg from the hot pipe of my dirt bike growing up. This fear carried over to cars though, and now I get to see my fears rationalized with the use of a thermal imaging camera.
The 2017 Ford Raptor is an amazing piece of engineering. But as powerful as the truck’s twin turbo 3.5-liter V6 is, the sound just isn’t as boot-shakingly badass as the last generation’s V8. I thought a MagnaFlow exhaust might change that but, well, why don’t you listen and decide for yourself?
Even as immense as the 2017 GMC Sierra HD Diesel is, its fart cannon tailpipe looks as comically oversized as the one on your high school buddy’s mad tight Honda Civic Si hatchback. As you may know, a high-flowing exhaust helps a turbocharged engine make power, but the tips on this particular truck are extra large for…
We know that the Ford Mustang GT350 is a fire-breathing monster of a muscle car producing 529 horsepower from a flat-plane crank V8 and a remarkable 8,250 RPM rev limit. But did you know it has holes in the exhaust tips? If you’re thinking they’re for exhaust gases or fluids or even for a thermodynamic function,…
This is what happens when you block the tailpipe of an Alfa Romeo 159. It doesn’t end well.
The sonorous roar coming from the back of a performance car as it straddles the upper registers of its RPM range is most of the reason people buy the damn things in the first place. Here’s how I made my otherwise timid Aston Martin into the snarling beast I imagined it to be, without spending a cent.
The Aston Martin DB11 follows the increasingly worrying trend in expensive cars that they are loud loud grr ahem loud, especially when you start them up. The new DB11, however, also offers a hush soft whisper whisper quiet mode.
This (tunnel!) video going around of a Ferrari 458 Speciale featuring an aftermarket exhaust and a Marlboro wrap is so Speciale it will melt your face off.