My STI would like to have a word with you. But it won't be able to hear you.As much as I appreciate an engine's capabilities, I actually want the opposite: quieter. I have no need to drive something that makes people notice by the sound of my proximity - I'm not an asshat riding a Harley and I'm certainly not needing to compensate for anything physically or emotionally that makes me want to go 'loud'.
Nah, f' that sh*t. I want it quieter. When I go out into the mountains, I want to get out there but I prefer to hear less 'car' and more of the world/environment I'm in.
Y'all with your big sounding motors are living in the past. Engine sound is not a direct correlation to capability - and the modern, small engines are not only producing better power AND torque at a higher rate of efficiency, they're also lighter. Hell - Koenigsegg developed a 2L twin turbo 3-cylinder engine that produces 600HP and 443 lb-ft torque without cams.
The future is smaller, more efficient engines - coupled with electric.
Then, after that, the future is ditching all that electric sh*t and going fuel cell which is even more efficient, better for the environment AND we already have an infrastructure in place to allow for rapid re-fueling.
Honestly it's nigh time some people stop holding on to older values and move forward, otherwise your flotsom of degraded ways will get swept up in the current.
I like to believe that with the want and need for this investment to be as successful as possible, they will have the good stuff at launch. They may have a Raptor version two years later that will have more power and fox suspension. Maybe one new color each year like some do. I just don't see them sandbagging on this one. The delay for the Raptor makes sense as that's a brand hype move to keep attention on the platform.Will be interesting to see what Day#1 offerings are...they could take the cream off the top & float better power & colors later. I hope not.