This is probably one of the most ridiculous gadgets I have seen in a while, but what makes it even sadder is that people out there will actually be purchasing this. It's a "virtual" engine noisemaker. The system hooks up to your existing auto system and will transmit the sounds of a variety of types of big ole mean engines—engines much meaner than your pathetic little four-banger— through the speakers.

You can choose from an Italian V8, 6-cylinder boxer, rally engine or even a formula car for, you know, when you really want to confuse the hell out of people and get heads a-turning at the kids' soccer field. I'm sure the Tesla guys already have a gross of these ordered. You have to make those machines sound tough some way or another. [Carscoop]