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2027 Views 21 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  Intergrali
Here's something I've been pondering on (no not the toilet!). In a thread regarding Aussie V8 supercars someone mentioned you can 't beat the sound of a V8. I wholeheartedly agree (unless it's a howling V12).

Now, whilst some of our little cars can give out a satisfying whine from smoothly meshing gears and balanced motor, we don't have a more guttural aural (I said AURAL!) satisfaction.

I wonder, given todays technology and gadgets etc. can we not have some way of relating the sound of blood-curdling race engines link to our little cars? I'm thinking along the lines of how it's done in video games - the sound is linked to throttle position. Not only that, but have the engine note go up and down the gearbox and remain steady depending on what you're doing with the car on the track.

No doubt this may be ridiculed and I think it's somewhat of a pipe-dream myself, but seeing as plenty of slot jockeys go to the trouble of building layouts with full and interesting scenery, the "proper" engine sounds may add that extra little bit.

Just think, another rotary control on your throttle with positions marked V8, V10, V12, Street, Race, Misfire, Dropped Valve.... oh the possibilities

Opinions please as always.

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Just been checking the Scalextric bible and I had remembered correctly. They offered 3 black tupperware boxes called Think Tank, Fuel Tank and Sound Track. Apparently it provided tyre squeals and gear changes before, according to the catalogue 'suddenly you hear the telltale skid followed by a disastrous crash indicating that your opponent has spun off the track in his endeavours to catch you'

Makes the hairs your neck stand on end doesn't it. Obviously predating Microsoft, otherwise your "followed by a disastrous crash" would be what you got on plugging them in. Seem to remember lusting after these in our local toyshop, despite the fact they were ugly, plasticky, and £30 each!! Seem to remember my whole set cost that much.
remember the throttles in the early 90's with "mega sound"?

oh I have a piccy of a straight 8 somewhere.... find it later

p.s seen 2 RX8's and RX7 and DB7 today.. thats quite good for wrexham town centre!
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