Mufflers and exhaust systems are absolutely essential parts of your car, but does their status as necessities prevent them from also being luxuries? Because we need mufflers, we don’t necessarily think of them as a fun and customizable car part. Custom exhaust systems are a valuable investment for countless reasons (boost in horse power, better mileage, more damage-resistant, the list goes on), but who knew that completely changing the sound of your car would be one of them? If you’re in the market for a muffler, you best know that its job is to muffle the sound of your car. But what if you didn’t want to muffle it? In fact, what if you wanted to change it…and amplify it? Thanks to really cool new innovations in the auto-industry, you can make your car, no matter the make or model, sound like a luxury sports vehicle.
A French auto maker called Faurecia SA can change the sound of your vehicle from that of a dying Oldsmobile to a brand new Ferrari. The system works by way of mini-speakers that are able to amp up the muffled sound of your car. In this case, the muffler still serves its purpose as you aren’t actually amplifying the natural sound of your car, but the muffled version of it. Amplifying the muffled version of your car’s sound will make it sound like it has the roar of a much more expensive vehicle.
Because of recent efforts to save the environment, governments around the world have started to try to crack down on car emissions. This is good news for people with customizable exhaust systems, as they can customize their exhaust system to be as environmentally friendly as possible. However, as car’s get better for the Earth, they also get a lot quieter. Engines are getting smaller to help cut down on emissions, further shushing your vehicle. If you miss having a car that really lets out a purr, then an amplifier may be for you! There are a ton of options for changing the sound of your vehicle by altering your exhaust system or muffler, so don’t just settle for your same old sound: customize every part of your vehicle to get the noise you want!