Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-0895
2008-04-14

Development of Exhaust Sound Quality on Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2008-01-0895

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage represents a new chapter in the company's development. In line with brand image the new product was required to exhibit a powerful and sporty yet sophisticated sound which would become a leader against competitors.
The exhaust orifice sound was tuned via a combination of CAE simulations and iterative modifications coupled with subjective assessments.
The final product exhibits a strong, linear, firing-order dominated sound which is unique to the vehicle and unlike many other traditional V8 soundtracks. The exhaust sound quality can be seen as a vehicle feature affirmed by the positive feedback from customers and press.

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