RichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 804 posts, RR: 7 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16980 times:
Right, so this will probably sound absolutely ridiculous, I've posted this on various BMW car forums, and I think that people now think that I'm a total nutter.
Anyway, the sound of a car engine just doesn't do it for me at all, not even in the slightest, no matter what engine or back box the car has got. When people show off the noise of their BMW M3's, I'm just there thinking "Sounds totally crap compared to a jet engine."
So basically, what I want to do is make my little 1900cc BMW petrol engine sound like a jet engine. Is this possible? I doubt it is, but I thought I would post anyway. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who would want such a thing? :P
Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4881 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16958 times:
They closest you could get is what some folks down in Melbourne (Australia) did with a Ford 24 valve 4L inline six turbo engine. They had the engine delivering 1400hp. (from a standard output of about 330-340hp)
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16949 times:
Drive one of these- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49vkeGchF-o
It's a turbine powered Le Mans car from the 60s. In that decade, a few teams tried turbine cars, even in F1. A Lotus turbine powered car nearly won the Indy 500 in the late 60s, but it ended up running out of gas with a couple laps left. After that, rules were changed and they no longer had a chance to be competitive. Their biggest downsides, as far as I can make out, are that they are very loud, get terrible mileage, and only operate effectively under very narrow operating conditions, mostly when the car is flat out on straights rather than accelerating out of tight corners, one reason why the turbines fared much better at Indy than Le Mans or F1.
For kicks, someone I know from track days here in Miami added a helicopter turbine motor to his mini cooper S, it drives the rear wheels and makes a hell of a noise. I'm trying to get my friend to upload a video of the car on youtube.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16937 times:
To get a jet engine sound, you need a fan of some sort, or a turbine, rotating at extremely high speeds. There's nothing you can really do to your car to replicate that unless you some how install a turbine engine.
Now if if were just exhaust, your on/off switch thing has already been done plenty of times over an over. On our ski boat, I have a switch I can flip that will direct the exhaust which usually comes out of the stern drive underwater, and direct it through pipes in the back of the boat underneath the deck. Sounds great when you are at full throttle. But scares the crap out of you when you forget you have them coming out the pipes and start the engine in a metal boat house! SHEESH!
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10969 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16584 times:
Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 5): It's a turbine powered Le Mans car from the 60s. In that decade, a few teams tried turbine cars, even in F1. A Lotus turbine powered car nearly won the Indy 500 in the late 60s, but it ended up running out of gas with a couple laps left.
I was always a big Lotus fan and I can remember the noise that these Lotii (Lotuses) made. Nowhere near as great as Rolls Royce Olympii (Olympuses) but still quite amazing for these little cars. No Ferrarii of the time could come anywhere close to them. They must have burned a lot of petrol indeed.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 16503 times:
I've always wondered what it would be like to strap a GE-90 to say a BMW Z4 and just full throttle the thing. Other than the wheels ripping off, which, for whatever reason say doesn't happen, I'd just think it'd be cool.
But yeah, you aren't going to get your car to sound like a jet engine unless you have a jet engine or turbine underneath the hood.
They do work. I will warn you though, nobody but 'tards and people with no taste whatsoever in rice rockets and similar POSs use these. And seeing that you have a BMW, you'd be worthy of crucifixion if you put one of these on your car.
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 16281 times:
What you need is a car with a very quiet engine and a quiet exhaust.
You will also need turbos fitted into the engine. Other than a turbo I don't know anything that could be installed into a car which has a turbine that produces a type of jet sound without excessively modification the car. Those cars with jet engines sticking out from the back needs to be certified for driving I think. And there is also the price to pay for all that.
What you should do is to install a turbo or two on the engine. Of course the more turbos the engine has the better. I have heard of quad turbo engines before but I don't know what are they like. What I know about twin turbos is that it has a small turbo and a bigger turbo. The small turbo operates at slower engine speeds and the bigger turbo kicks in at a higher speed. Even a single turbo can make a great sound even on a oil burner.
Everything needs to be quiet to ensure that your turbo is heard.
I hope this helps