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Old 14th March 2008, 17:24   #1
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Default Fisker Karma hybrid sports car to generate motor noise through external speakers

You know how we love the electric cars around here, but internal combustion sure does sound sexy -- a big V-8 literally brings the noise in a way the nearly-silent whir of an electric motor can't hope to match. Well, it looks like the mad geniuses behind the $80,000 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid have hit upon an appropriately high-tech solution: speakers placed inside and out that allow drivers to give their rides any sound they want, including one described as "like something between a Formula One car and a jet plane." Interesting, to be sure -- but seeing as the Karma can hit 125mph and go from 0-60 in six seconds, we'd be happier if that rig just screamed at people to get out of the left lane.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/13/f...sing-speakers/
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Old 15th March 2008, 00:00   #2
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At least the handicapped deaf & blind pedestrians won't be able to complain about this hybrid vehicle's silence anymore.
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Old 15th March 2008, 07:59   #3
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0-6 in 6 seconds is very slow compared to the Tesla Roadster that does it in under 4
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