Because a Northstar engine is a multivalve engine(2 intake/2exhaust valves per cylinder), and has SOOO much valve area vs cylinder size, it does not need a "lot of cam" to run strong and thus, may not have quite the sound of a 2 valve V8.So being a former CTS-V owner (2005) and now a STS-V owner (2006) there is a big difference in the sound of the engine under WOT. The LS has an amazing sound where as the N* sounds more like a wind up car. The performance is there, just not the amazing sound. Will a tune change that at all? Or is it what you get with the N*?
So our motor is similar to the BMW/Merc? I listened to a lot of exhaust clips on you tube and they are a lot more Ferrari/porsche sounding... RPI i think is the common exhaust. So would our car sound the same with the same exhaust?you cant tune in sound, you gotta put headers/hi-flo cats/exhaust to get the noise...even then it will still sound like a BMW or Merc.
Really?...I remember a road test a long time ago on a Posche 928 and the writer said that it sounded like a Pontiac...in fact, back then, a Pontiac and an Oldsmobile sounded similar compaired to a Chevy for instance. I always attributed to the engines firing order, which is different between a Chevy and a Pontiac, but may have been the same with the Porsche...anyway...ISo our motor is similar to the BMW/Merc? I listened to a lot of exhaust clips on you tube and they are a lot more Ferrari/porsche sounding... RPI i think is the common exhaust. So would our car sound the same with the same exhaust?
Great idea! Your 2 second punch on your drive by is a tease!! BTW, how is the drone on the borla?I guess I'm going to have to try and record another exhaust video with a better drive by under WOT.