Yes, perception isn’t always reality. And when nobody’s the wiser, you can get away with just about anything. Ignorance is bliss, so they say.

Clichés aside, a lot of us don’t have the wherewithal – or deep pockets – to buy our own supercar. But even if the best we can afford are the Corollas and Civics of the world, it doesn’t mean that these cars can’t sound like V8 monsters.

Thanks to a dandy new iPod app called Instant Supercar, which you can purchase for a measly $2.99, your nice little joyride of a vehicle can sound like a Nissan GT-R or even a Bugatti Veyron without even having to spend more than the price of a Burger King Whopper. The Instant Supercar uses an accelerometer that channels in the sound of those high-priced powerhouses, making them sound exactly like them.

At the very least, it should be good to fool a couple of people who don’t know any better. But even if you do get caught with your pants down, you won’t need to sweat the three bucks you spent to make your ride sound a lot more powerful than it should be.

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Source: Instant Supercar

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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13 comments:

  (502) posted on 05.23.2011

haha. Wow! I would say that its quite resourceful! Well, at least once in your life someone turn their head on your for mistakenly hearing a V8 monster car! This is a sweet deal already.

  (394) posted on 05.23.2011

hmm. What does it mean? The iPod will be attached in the car so that the it would be sounded like a supercars? Hell! This is worst than the Soundracer that was introduced last year!

  (1211) posted on 03.7.2011

I couldn’t understand the logic of this application. But I want to learn more.
It seems that ignorance is really a bliss.

  (359) posted on 02.20.2011

Other platforms that do support the launching of multiple apps, including Android and Windows Mobile, require users to manually manage system resources and kill off performance robbing background tasks.

  (211) posted on 02.20.2011

Apple initially avoided an app model supporting multiple apps running at once to help preserve battery life and simplify the user experience.

  (1211) posted on 02.17.2011

A special car needs a special production process. Nissan says the GT-R’s carbon-fiber, aluminum and steel components are assembled with a "special high-precision process, which includes a series of vibration tests. Engines and transmissions are assembled by a single craftsman in a ’clean room’ environment."

  (401) posted on 02.17.2011

Standard safety features include a pop-up engine hood system for "enhanced pedestrian safety." Driver’s- and front passenger’s-side airbags and side curtain airbags are optional.

  (1022) posted on 04.12.2010

Well it’s just a sound. The problem with Ipod is it cannot perform multitasking.

  (1332) posted on 04.11.2010

Apple initially avoided an app model supporting multiple apps running at once to help preserve battery life and simplify the user experience. Other platforms that do support the launching of multiple apps, including Android and Windows Mobile, require users to manually manage system resources and kill off performance robbing background tasks.

  (341) posted on 04.7.2010

I have seen the similar application from motorcycle enthusiasts from my country. They have their scooters sound like a Ducatti. I really don’t know how they make it work but they never fail to get some head turners when people hear them.

  (461) posted on 04.7.2010

It’s just a sound you can also download such music over the internet.

  (417) posted on 04.7.2010

For the apps try to search it from google but im pretty sure all the apps you need is not 100% free.

  (329) posted on 04.7.2010

Cool I love it! Got to have it my own Ipod. I assume that it can be downloaded over the internet for free.

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