Is This What The Future Sounds Like?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Via Top Gear comes this in-car footage of the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid lapping a racetrack and making some peculiar sounds in the process. Part Porsche purr, part RC Car whine, this new note is one of the first hints at what future supercars will sound like, in particular the forthcoming Porsche 918 Spyder. It may not be the most viscerally evocative sound ever recorded, but dammit, it’s the future.

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  • Twotone Twotone on Jul 06, 2010

    Is this a real in-car video or the new XBox game? Hard to tell the difference these days. It will be a big hit when the video game generation gets drivers licenses. Twotone

  • Robert.Walter Robert.Walter on Jul 06, 2010

    I wonder what it sounds like from the outside ... Perhaps all one can hear is the sound of the tires scrubbing on the pavement as the car cuts thru the curves...

  • Z71_Silvy Z71_Silvy on Jul 07, 2010

    It is disgusting that 'Porsche' and hybrid' are being used in the same sentence. If you want a a Prius...leave that terribly hippy technology out of the real cars.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Jul 10, 2010

    Sounds like a city transit bus with a transmission that's about to fail. Gawd, those shifts are harsh.