By on October 12, 2018

Ferrari has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “device for the amplification of the intake sound” of an internal combustion engine. The system is a little different than the “Active Sound Design” populating many of today’s modern performance vehicles — a setup that involves piping in engine noises via the car’s sound system (à la BMW), through a speaker attached to the firewall (e.g. Volkswagen), or by redirecting some intake air through a diaphragm and into less-insulated areas of car (Porsche).

For Ferrari’s new system, the last solution seemed to be the best fit. But rather than running noise through a singular valve and pipe, the Italians want to use each runner of the intake manifold — presumably to create a richer and less-artificial sound. The patent request even states that the amplification pipe produces a noise that is “very pleasant to the human ear.” Filed in April of this year and clearly written by some super-intelligent automaton that’s obsessed with human ears, the system looks pretty complex.  (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • FreedMike: You’re not weird at all – I saw my first one today and I think it looks terrific. Great...
  • ajla: I guess I’m weird(?) in that I like BMWs and this is a way to get into a BMW I6 sports car for about $50K.
  • Art Vandelay: Was this really any cheaper than taking an RC-F and putting in some sort of twin turbo V6 or giving us...
  • mcs: “See youtube for the answer to this.” Okay… youtube.com/watch?v=Y9plRzRZ_P Y...
  • White Shadow: Um, nope. The CX3 doesn’t look like a crossover at all. It looks like a car, just as the Model 3...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Timothy Cain
  • Matthew Guy
  • Ronnie Schreiber
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth