The Sound Of A Turbocharger
Okay, we are not going to kid ourselves and claim that a turbo V6 has any resemblance to the glorious rumble of a V-8. There is just something about a V8, particularly one with an aggressive camshaft grind, which just makes us feel all warm inside. A turbocharged engine has a great sound, but it is more high pitched and buzzy than a naturally aspirated V8.
As the name suggests, a turbo whistle sounds like a high pitched whistle or whining sound, heard when the turbocharger kicks in as you accelerate and the revs go up. Turbo whistle is the sound of the compressor inside the turbocharger speeding up (also known as ‘spooling up’, which is why it kicks in at the boost threshold (when the turbo starts to kick in) as you accelerate up the rev range. If you have a chance to hear the sound of the Porsche Carrera, you are going to understand why Porsche is at the first place o the list of the best turbocharged cars.
Boosted 3.0-liter engines will put out 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque in entry-level guise, 420 ponies and 368 lb-ft in the S models. To our ears, it sounds powerful.
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Before the 2016 Chevy Camaro was unveiled in mid-May, General Motors teased the upcoming debut by releasing the sound of its roaring Gen V Small-Block V8 engine. The automaker even turned it into a ringtone for the pony car’s true fans to download.