So how's it sound?
Well, I thought I'd find several discussions in here about it, but maybe they're stuffed into some other area. How does the sucker sound? After reading in C/D how the Challenger team was so proud of how raucous they left its exhaust note and subsequently leaning half my body out the window at a light trying to tell whether the one next to me was running or not, I'm pretty sure domestic* manufacturers are bent over by some unfathomable regulation to keep idle noise boring. When I look at a Camaro, my mind wants it to sit there thrumming contentedly at idle, moving subtly to the beat of a loping cam, emitting just a smile-forcing low, deep, breathy presence. And I can't quite describe in words what it ought to sound like when the hammer's dropped, but it's something Wagner might have conjured to describe the sound of the world being ripped in two, the kind of sound that you just do not expect to come from anything as lowly as a car, a ruckus that has mothers shielding their children for a mile in any direction and artillerymen clutching their hearts with pride.
Well, of course it won't live up to my imagination, but for those in the test loop and those who seem to be claiming to have played on the lot with them, what DOES it sound like? For that matter what kind of comparable vehicles with these powerplants sound like what with current aftermarket offerings? How does the exhaust setup look to those who do a lot of exhausts, and what sounds like a good place to start looking at possible setups?
* - Domestic? As opposed to IMPORTS? Yeah, Italian ones. Gotta love a car company that employs specific people who do nothing but tune exhaust notes like firebreathing pianos :>