Who else doesn't really like the whine of a supercharger?

Who else doesn't really like the whine of a supercharger?

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stuart-b

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3,607 posts

174 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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laugh Various ghey, you're mental expected remarks.

getmecoat

E38Ross

23,648 posts

160 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Some cars I like it like the Mclaren SLR, yet others it seems too harsh - there was a TG with a supercharged monaro a while ago it sounded awful imo.

aarondbs

678 posts

94 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Ive heard quite a few and only experienced it in our Cooper S and on balance i loved it. Its so mechanical a sound, affected by you the driver and i love it for that. I like the sound of straight cut gears, i like the muted sound of our Alfa V6 and all the V6 and I6 ive owned.

For me the supercharger sound just magnifies the experience of driving further.

HaloGen8

837 posts

77 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Never had or driven one but the sound is superb just gives an extra dimension to the normal sounds of an engine.

Does it get tiresome on motorway / dual carriageway stints?

r1ch

2,422 posts

144 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Not a fan of the whine either, find it a bit annoying.

V8A*ndy

3,607 posts

139 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Must admit I love the supercharged Minis.

New F-Type sounds well. Right balance of exhaust and whine.

Pity it's so overpriced. I would have traded the Z4 for one.

rtbpfd

446 posts

81 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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I love it in the VXR8 Bathurst S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lmTQ7bhxes

Lloydie33

39 posts

109 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Very much car dependent for me. Too much is the banshee scream that is an Ariel Atom on full chat, feels like it's drilling into your head. It does up the experience though and what a car. Badly want one.

Benbay001

5,022 posts

105 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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HaloGen8 said:
Does it get tiresome on motorway / dual carriageway stints?
Nope, it only whines under power.
I suspect it would get tiresome if you had a low power revvy car.

hedges88

433 posts

93 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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They are very nice on a large bellowing V8 where it provides a lovely contrast, but when connected to something like an inline-4 all you can hear is the supercharger and it's a bit too much. I've seen supercharged Civics that just sound like hyped up electric cars on full chat

stuart-b

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3,607 posts

174 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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hedges88 said:
They are very nice on a large bellowing V8 where it provides a lovely contrast, but when connected to something like an inline-4 all you can hear is the supercharger and it's a bit too much. I've seen supercharged Civics that just sound like hyped up electric cars on full chat
I don't even like that Cobra Mustang on full chat, sorry. It would actually stop me evening owning it, it's that bad. Just not a pleasant sound (IMHO).

My aural pleasures are coming from high revving NA engines (especially bike engines, or V8/V10/V12). Having said that, great engines like the Merlin engine sound nice, but you can't hear that "gearbox whine" noise. Love the noises from "turbo nutter" cars like the QR Quattro rally car car too.

Centurion07

7,409 posts

195 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Doodles19 said:
Gilhooligan said:
Supercharged v8 mustang on basically straight pipes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87n8jhVO784
Well done Sir. I was just about to post this exact clip.
That is nasty. It just sounds like something rubbing on one of his tyres.

rallycross

10,445 posts

185 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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I quite like the sound if it - the first one I had was a lancia volumex in 1988 then more recently a Jcw S the sound adds some character to the cars.

Durzel

7,983 posts

116 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Love it on my Type-R yum

(obviously)

addz86

1,184 posts

134 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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I love supercharge whine, I've had two s/c cooper s's with smaller pulleys and bits and pieces and always sounded great inside, I lent my car to a mate once whilst I was out for a few pints, walking home after a few I hear this almighty whine and banging and I was surprised to see my car fly by me, sounded even better from the outside biggrin

RobM77

33,361 posts

182 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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I can now add my wife to the list of supercharger converts smile She's currently on the lookout for a CTR, but after a blast in the 2-11 just now she's added the MINI Cooper S to the list smile

StefanVXR8

3,504 posts

146 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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I'll come back and report back after a couple of weeks ownership with my new Supercharged VXR8 (when I get the bloody thing!).

Stef

shoehorn

686 posts

91 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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s p a c e m a n said:
How can anyone not love that cloud9
Indeed,I watched it 3 times,twice at high volume,probably make some people duckbiggrin

m4tti

4,735 posts

103 months

Saturday 7th September 2013
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Doubt you'll hear the whine over the open headers