Is this the Twilight Zone or Bizarro World I've entered into?
LOL. The post was just to poke a bit of fun at the whole "noise" issue. I'm inside the car so what it sounds like outside seems more like teenage parking lot drama to me. Had friends who dropped big blocks in their muscle cars and heard a lot of it in my youth. I realize many people take it much more seriously than I do, and I am happy that my Porsche does sound cooler than my Hyundai. Having attended a few pro series events, a few thoughts on car noise from personal experience (aside from a lot of lawn mowing and friends with minibikes in my teens).
1. If you want total immersion in the sound, smell, and sensation of horsepower, stand on the start line of an NHRA top fuel event.
2. If you like NA big block V8 sounds at high RPM, go to a NASCAR oval race.
3. IndyCar on a road course like Sonoma is a bit more refined sounding.
4. IMSA, GTLM events make all our cars sound pretty lame by comparison.