Even if you don’t have the money to afford a V12-powered supercar, who’s to say that you can’t enjoy the sound of that monstrous engine in your little Ford Taurus?

Okay, the operative word from that previous statement was ‘sound’ because with the SoundRacer V12 Engine sound simulator, that’s all you’re going to get. No engine. Just the sound of one.

Nobody said that you’d have to spend your life savings just so you can enjoy hearing the sound of a V12 while you’re out on the road. With the SoundRacer simulator, it’s going to be as easy as plugging the simulator into the lighter socket, selecting a frequency from your radio, and turning up the volume.

The simulator, which was invented by one Kenneth Palmestal, uses the sound of a supercar that’s near and dear to hearts: a 1980 Ferrari 512BBLM that was recorded at the Mugello race track two years ago.

It’s nice to know that you can have your cake and eat it too with this little simulator. For only $59, you can enjoy the shrieking sound of a V12 engine while running your errands on your Taurus.

And if the sound of a V12 is a little too much for you, check out the V8 version of the Soundracer by clicking here!

Press Release after the jump.

Press Release

Ferrari V12 sounds in your standard car!

Never before have the average car driver been able to enjoy the exciting sounds of a Ferrari V12 engine just by plugging in an inexpensive gadget into the 12V “cigarette lighter” socket in his car.

Inventor Kenneth Palmestål:

“For me, as well as most motoring enthusiasts, Ferrari is the ultimate car by all standards. It stands out for the performance, the design but also for the extraordinary engines and their fascinating sounds. These are the reasons to that we now release a SoundRacer with Ferrari sound. Finally, we have created the ultimate entertainment device for the motoring world as well as a perfect gift for all fans of Ferrari.”

The famed conductor Herbert von Karajan once told Enzo Ferrari “When I hear your 12 cylinders, I hear a burst of harmony no conductor could ever recreate”. The SoundRacer team has finally succeeded in the development of a product that can give a similar pleasure; it is truly an “exciting interactive in-car entertainment”. It even has the exhaust pops and bangs typical for racing tuned engines.

Swedish invention

The sound of engine and exhaust is a vital part of the experience when driving a car. Comfort and environmental requirements, however, has led to an almost complete suppression of these sounds. SoundRacer is an invention that brings back the excitement without damaging the environment or the driver’s economy.

Source: Sound Racer

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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  (159) posted on 10.27.2010

yeah that’s right very lame..

  (1211) posted on 10.26.2010

Actually i haven’t see this one of it’s not for me too judge it early. Cause there are sound of the engine that was actually annoying and
sometimes there are sounds just like music like the one we could here on the track race.

  (206) posted on 10.23.2010

Lame. For posers only.

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