In an attempt to help bridge the mental gap between internal combustion engines and electric cars, car brands have started installing speakers on the outside of electric cars to mimic the sound of a car with an internal combustion engine.
Some, like the Hyundai, also allow you to customize the sound the car makes when the “exhaust” spins. Well, they will be when the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 N go on sale next year.
We recently had the chance to test drive the upcoming Hyundai RN22e, and one thing that stood out was the insane sound it made under acceleration.
You can watch and listen to the sound of “exhaust” on TikTok or see our RN22e review below.
Hyundai plans to allow customers to choose their own type of sound to play from the speaker, in addition to being able to create their own sounds to download into the car.
In addition to the brand working on simulating gear changes using engine pulses during acceleration, they will also be linked to a paddle mode that allows the driver to feel like they are shifting between fixed gears.
Porsche sells the Taycan with an optional external speaker, but the sound can’t be tuned for acceleration sound. Tesla also sells some of its cars with an external speaker, but that’s unrelated to the acceleration sound.
Moreover, the recent Charger Daytona SRT concept features what Dodge calls the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, an “industry-first BEV exhaust” that can reach 126dB. That makes it as loud as a Dodge with a Hellcat engine.
The sound goes through an amplifier and tuning chamber located in the back of the car.
Let us know what you think of the “exhaust” sound in the comments below.