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Old 03-07-2018, 10:09 PM
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Default Speculation: Fake engine noises are gonna get pumped in Mission E - see video

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I am cool with silent cars and real cars with real noises. What I hate is fake engine noises pumped in (just like BMW does).

Now if Porsche makes us hear Electric engine whines and buzzes - then something cool could come up.

See the video and right at 55 seconds mark you can hear the talk about it and decide


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Old 03-08-2018, 11:03 AM
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More likely referring to the various country specific legal requirements for EVs to make noise at low speed to alert pedestrians. If the show car drove onto the stage silently, then it may have raised a question from a reporter.

Also, Porsche execs have already stated there will be no fake engine/motor noises pumped into the cabin of Porsche electric vehicles.
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the Chevy Bolt makes "pink noise" at speeds below 10 mph for pedestrian safety - I hate the noise - and there are various forum posts detailing how to disable it…
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the actual quote at 0:55 mark was:

Today it was silent - <pause> - but we are working on on ahh typical sound that - <pause> should go with electrical car
this is very interesting to me - they are not saying they are going to do "engine" noises - I think they are trying to give Porsche E cars a sound signature…Porsche is about design, visual, tactile and audible - as a design company Porsche strives to control the presentation of their product in all dimensions - how does it look, feel, sound - up until now sound design had to deal with with the elephant in the room which was the noise inherently caused by blowing up liquified micro-dots of dead dinosaurs in combustion chambers - the auto industry has taken a liability (noise) and turned it into an asset that many people feel they are entitled "hear" and people use this visceral input (engine noise) as a measure of a car's power, value, and appeal…

EV's don't blow up dead dinosaurs locally, on site - the dead dinosaur consumption happens "off site" - so we no longer have a built in audio track to manipulate for our purposes

Porsche is considering how their EV products should "sound" - this is an amazing insight into a design driven company - I look forward to what Porsche comes up with. This is Porsche controlling all aspects of their product - and recognizing that sound is at least as important as visuals - really really amazing glimpse into the thinking of a forward design company - I love Porsche.

me personally while I enjoy a good exhaust note - I prefer the lack of one - and quiet frankly I believe people's focus on exhaust notes is one of the greatest shams from the ICE industry over the past 100 years - they have taken a huge liability and turned it into an attribute - kudos to them for pulling that off - but really I can use less noise in my life.
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the Chevy Bolt makes "pink noise" at speeds below 10 mph for pedestrian safety - I hate the noise - and there are various forum posts detailing how to disable itů
Lawyers will have a field day with anyone who does this and also happens to hit a pedestrian.

Reminds me years ago, friend of mine was rear-ended bad, totaled his Honda. He was found 100% at fault because his aftermarket spoiler partially blocked the 3rd brake light.
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So....right now, even as we speak.....somewhere there in development offices there in the Zuffenhausen complex.......strange noises echo down the halls day-after-day as a dedicated team works tirelessly to determine what the future Porsche E sound signature should be.
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Can I choose the sound?

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