Electric cars are relatively silent in day-to-day operation. Law requires them to make noise at lower speeds to pedestrians can hear them coming, but aside from that there isn’t a lot of audible goodness going on.
Also, as we determined driving some of the best gasoline-powered sports cars, noise matters. So how does a manufacturer like Audi plan on bringing that to their sports cars powered by electrons? They generate it.
Of course, the car will make the required sound at low speeds, but buyers will be able to specific an available sound package that adds several loudspeakers to the car. From Audi;
For customers ordering the optional sound package, a second, large loudspeaker is added in the rear. In parallel, two loudspeakers in the interior provide an emotional sound experience. Two control units continuously remix the e-tron GT sound based on variables such as speed or accelerator position. The Audi drive select system allows drivers to set whether and how intensively they wish to experience the sound.
What do you think? Is the sound appealing or appalling? Let us know in the comments!