German tuners Brabus tune the Tesla Roadster electric car
14 November 2008

Brabus has turned its attention to the Tesla electric sports car.

The German tuning company is renowned for squeezing more power out of Mercs, but has not made any modifications to the mechanicals of the Tesla Roadster.

Instead, Brabus has introduced a ‘space-sound generator’. This speed-sensitive speaker system either simulates the noise of a V8 engine or pumps a sci-fi style, warp-speed noise through the speakers.

Brabus has also added 19-inch alloy wheels, wearing ultra-thin 255/30 Pirelli P Zero Nero tyres, a matt white paint job, neon underglow lights and even the option of a leather floor.

The Brabus version of the Tesla Roadster will be unveiled at the Essen motor show in Germany later this month.

Matt Rigby

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14 November 2008

[quote Autocar]Instead, Brabus has introduced a ‘space-sound generator’. This speed-sensitive speaker system either simulates the noise of a V8 engine or pumps a sci-fi style, warp-speed noise through the speakers.
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Didn't Lotus develop a similar system a couple of years ago. I seem to remember an article where they were running around in Nascar sounding Citroen AX's.

I am surprised that the technical link with Lotus did not produce this on the standard car, as surely this would have been a way to "ease" people in to the electric car way of thinking.

Back to the Brabus. Isn't the whole Star Trek sounds thing just a little chav though! Great, it will also be the next must have on every car at the Southend sea front cruise.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

14 November 2008

There is a huge market if you think about it - look at ringtones - I'd like the sound of an orchestra tuning up... You could have any sound at all - A sample of the Ink Spots - Your Kids - Anything. You could change between them at will of choose absolute silence.

I thought Lotus had this working 10 years or so ago...


Bring back steel wheels.

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