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#1 pacwest

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:38

On decel/brake, coast and even 1st/2nd acceleration this car just sounds positively rank. Like someone is pressing a pit lane speed button or overly aggressive TC. I know it's not that.

With the standard ECU, what about Honda's motor (mechanically) makes it sound like a Mk.II Escort with a busted header? Anyone with some tech insight?

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#2 mclarensmps

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:04

I don't know about vile, but the Hondas and BMWs were certainly the loudest engines in Canada hearing them trackside. If anything it was the BMWs (Robert Kubica's in particular) that sounded crass on the downshifts, as if the car was being forced into gear when it didn't want to.

#3 SchuOz

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:34

Originally posted by The Big Guns
I don't know about vile, but the Hondas and BMWs were certainly the loudest engines in Canada hearing them trackside. If anything it was the BMWs (Robert Kubica's in particular) that sounded crass on the downshifts, as if the car was being forced into gear when it didn't want to.


I noticed the same thing in Melbourne.
They we're both ear-splittingly loud.

#4 Timstr11

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:44

Same when I was a the Barcelona GP earlier this year. Brutal.
The Aguris too.

There is a thread in the TF about this very subject.
http://forums.autosp...threadid=101545

#5 y2cragie

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 08:30

must admit, last year at the silverstone testing, the BMW's actually hurt my ears. I was prepaired for the honda's and the toyota's aswell, but the bmw, wow.

#6 Juan Kerr

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:47

Originally posted by pacwest
On decel/brake, coast and even 1st/2nd acceleration this car just sounds positively rank. Like someone is pressing a pit lane speed button or overly aggressive TC. I know it's not that.

With the standard ECU, what about Honda's motor (mechanically) makes it sound like a Mk.II Escort with a busted header? Anyone with some tech insight?

Its probably a deliberate misfire under deceleration and acceleration like you said it can be designed into the engine mapping or electronics somehow perhaps regardless of the ECU.

#7 mahelgel

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:41

At Monaco i felt the Hondas where the loudest by far, and also the most unique sound. The BMW also had a bit more distinct sound from the rest of the bunch, but not that loud as the Hondas though. Their all bloody loud thogh :D