2009 Tesla Roadster
Tesla Motors is making some noise lately with an impressive 700 Roadsters delivered and the announcement that they've reached profitability as of July 2009, but that's not the noise I'd wish they would make. To a car guy like myself, who loves the sound of an engine and all the attributes that create a unique experience amongst all the different models out there, I'm surprised this isn't a topic of interest.
After searching through their site, as well as Google to find some indication that this topic has been discussed, I came across a post on a forum that had pictures of a wrecked Roadster and the title was "witnesses say it went unnoticed because its too quiet."
I've spoken to a few people about the Roadster to see what their thoughts are on it and a common response is "its too quiet." That seems to be a common complaint at least in the conversations I've had with other car enthusiasts, so I'm curious as to what the solution could be. Its even missing in this Tesla Model S video where soft, tranquil background music, the sort you might hear soothing a baby to sleep in their nursery is supposed to wisk me away into dreamland of owning a Tesla. I'm fascinated by the looks, and wish I could say; and sound.
The use of some sort of recorded sound clip would probably be too silly to some, but perhaps it could be a form of personalization that the Roadster needs. I certainly can't imagine the auto aftermarket coming out with high performance capacitors or other means of bumping up the power, so what will Tesla do to address this need?
I'm curious as to what others think they should do to give the Roadster a unique sound, it doesn't have to be the roar of a muscle car with open headers or a high pitched whine of a supercharger at full boost, but those are sounds that I love as an enthusiast so what's going to be the tone to come from Tesla?