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eek Future Rice addition??

Imagine having a fully sik ricer that sounds like an XR8 or an XR6T on the inside.....

Snippet from the drive.com.au article :

The car of the future would be so quiet that car makers are designing electronic devices to simulate engine sounds, said General Motors product development boss, Bob Lutz, at the annual Detroit Motor Show.

"You could pick sport mode -- you could pick a Ferrari V12 -- or you could pick the sound of a diesel and give yourself the impression of low-end torque as you hear chugging sounds as you go away from the stop sign," Mr Lutz said.

Artificial sounds were necessary "not just for the entertainment factor" but for safety.

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Trust someone at GM to say that...the LS1 doesnt sound the best in stock trim!! Guess they have to make up for it somehow!!
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I want the annoyed driver sound with the passing of every car, the system shouts abuse at me, and on a quiet road, I want to be able to program that abuse every 2 minutes at Max Volume!
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