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In comparison to top-shelf Porkers, that Esprit is the auditory superior, but that 914 has a throaty gorgeousness that is hard to match!
 

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HD, yummy!

Your Esprit looks like a Diablo from the front, but sounds like an Esprit.

Considering the Esprit has a relatively small displacement v8 at 3.5 litres, why isn't the exhaust note higher in pitch?
-Robert
 

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HD, yummy!

Your Esprit looks like a Diablo from the front, but sounds like an Esprit.

Considering the Esprit has a relatively small displacement v8 at 3.5 litres, why isn't the exhaust note higher in pitch?
-Robert
Engine size doesn't directly determine the engine's exhaust pitch. Exhaust tuning (very appropo term), engine revs, cam/valve timing and overlap, spark timing, all have a part to play. Exhaust tuning is probably the single most relevant factor. Many manufacturers spend incredible amounts of engineering time and money to create an exhaust 'note' that is exactly what they want. Witness Mazda: They admitted to over 150 different trial systems before they got the Miata to sound like...a Lotus Elan.

BTW Tim (OP), very nice vid clip. Thanks for sharing that.
 

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HD, yummy!

Your Esprit looks like a Diablo from the front, but sounds like an Esprit.

Considering the Esprit has a relatively small displacement v8 at 3.5 litres, why isn't the exhaust note higher in pitch?
-Robert
Ha,mine is actually a 1990 4cyl.Turbo,cat only no muffler!Unfortionately,I wasnt full throttle,the ground was wet and ive seen guys lose it there and go up the curbrotfl
 

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This event is every Saturday morning in Irvine Ca. from approx. 7am-9am for those who live in So.Cal.that dont know!
 

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Wow. They both sound bad-ass. :up:
 

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is that a real 904 GTS? aren't they like a million dollars? Thats gotta be a repro to be driven like that
 
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