Q&A: Engine Sound and Why One Car Doesn’t Sound Like Another

A viewer asked why a Mustang doesn’t sound like a Camaro and that led to a discussion about engine sounds. Many automakers tune engine and exhaust sounds specifically as part of their branding. This is especially true in performance vehicles. Here’s an explanation.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.