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A guy in a Maserati Gransport toyed with me today. I pulled up next to him at a long red light that opened up into a long run. I cracked my passenger window to hear the sound of his engine, which sounded nice. The light turned green an while I must admit he was not pushing it (he didnt have to), I pushed to stay with him... starting out in 2.... It was fun for the next few miles weaving in and out of traffic and staying with him. From stop lights I did open up quite hard a few times to stay with him and the NS made itself heard.

Does anyone know why their engine sounds so throaty, I am thinking of changing my mufflers but no one seems to make mufflers for this Deville.. I could hear his muffler system purr nice whereas my induction/intake system was more prominent.. I glanced over we smiled and turned for home... Now that is a car.........that I will never be able to afford... :lol:

http://www.maserati.com/jsp/introSottosezi...eceegdgimdfmf.0

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Hey Scotty,

A couple of Cherry Bombs (remember those?) would give the 'ole Deville a different sound & garner you a few tickets at the same time! :P

Seriously,

I think that you could get something from Summit & adapt them to the Deville. I don't see why you couldn't adapt a set of STS or SLS mufflers to the Deville. They have a mellow sound, but possibly not "throaty" enough.

Britt

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By the way when I say he was toying with me I wasn't kidding, read these specs:

0-60 mph 4.85 seconds

electronic drive-by-wire acceleration control

Top speed 180 mph

Maximum power 295 kW (400 CV) at 7000 rpm (what does this convert to?)

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Hey Scotty,

A couple of Cherry Bombs (remember those?) would give the 'ole Deville a different sound & garner you a few tickets at the same time! :P

Seriously,

I think that you could get something from Summit & adapt them to the Deville. I don't see why you couldn't adapt a set of STS or SLS mufflers to the Deville. They have a mellow sound, but possibly not "throaty" enough.

Britt

Imagine putting glass packs? I would like to find a muffler that will provide a little more presence without drowning you out inside. Although this is suppose to be a luxury car, having a normal conversation in it is hard at highway speeds as the interior is quite loud, so I am afraid to make it worse. I notice that there is an aerodynamic buffeting that occurs if you open up the back windows. At speeds above 50 the buffeting that occurs actually hurts your ear drums, so I thinking that is what is creating some of the interior noise..

I wish that BOSE would create an active noise reduction like the did for their quiet comfort headphones that is incorporated into their stereo systems to quiet the interiors..

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My "thrill of the day" on Saturday was driving a brand spankin' new Mercedes AMG SL55..

493 hp, and a seven speed 'Tiptronic'

Top down...

'93 STS.. opened, dropped, wide...fast.

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My "thrill of the day" on Saturday was driving a brand spankin' new Mercedes AMG SL55..

493 hp, and a seven speed 'Tiptronic'

Top down...

Kill Joy! :lol:

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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IIRC, the new 'vette has some sort of "bypass valve" on its muffler such that it (the muffler) goes 'wide open' under full throttle. I gather it's dynamic flow dependent as opposed to electronically controlled. Don't really know. The 2006 Jag-U-R XK8 will have something similar.

I've often thought about a less restrictive exhaust system for my car, thinking that the roar under heavy throttle might be enjoyable, but I don't want a loud vehicle outside the supermarket.

Maybe this is the best of both possible worlds?

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Warren

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Scotty, they don't make aftermarket mufflers specifically for the Seville either. As best I can tell, the N* Deville and Seville (and Eldo) used the exact same mufflers during the mid '90s. Anything you've seen the guys do here (Dynomax, Flowmaster, Magnaflow, etc.) should work exactly the same on the Deville. Have a shop cut and weld and you'd be good to go.

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Scotty, they don't make aftermarket mufflers specifically for the Seville either. As best I can tell, the N* Deville and Seville (and Eldo) used the exact same mufflers during the mid '90s. Anything you've seen the guys do here (Dynomax, Flowmaster, Magnaflow, etc.) should work exactly the same on the Deville. Have a shop cut and weld and you'd be good to go.

Jason, thanks for the information its good to know, Mike

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Weaving through traffic? You know Scotty that is dangerous and you are putting yourself and other's at risk! Just kidding! :) How fast were you going when you guys were dippin through traffic? I raced a Corvette on Saterday! I lost pretty bad, but he pulled away from me majorly when he was able to weave through tight spaces in traffic! That is the one downside of having a large car!

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Weaving through traffic? You know Scotty that is dangerous and you are putting yourself and other's at risk! Just kidding! :) How fast were you going when you guys were dippin through traffic? I raced a Corvette on Saterday! I lost pretty bad, but he pulled away from me majorly when he was able to weave through tight spaces in traffic! That is the one downside of having a large car!

That's why they call me MR. SAFETY! I would say 65 to 75 (in a 55 in traffic)... nothing major. My wife owned an 86 vette and I could never keep up with her!

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Scotty,

If you had followed him long enough, he probably would have broke down. :)

The exotics are pretty and all, until it comes to cost per mile and up-time.

However, if the above topics are started, then the exotic owners go on about how they never really break down...they only get "routine service" (that would make most others cringe and cry at the typical costs). :D

Add power to leave problems behind. Most braking is just - poor planning.
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Maximum power 295 kW (400 CV) at 7000 rpm (what does this convert to?)

295 kW = 395 HP

No idea what the CV stands for though, I would assume it is a measure of torque.

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Maximum power  295 kW (400 CV) at 7000 rpm (what does this convert to?)

295 kW = 395 HP

No idea what the CV stands for though, I would assume it is a measure of torque.

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Thanks George, 395 HP, Wow... His acceleration was seemless.... When he saw that I was staying with him, he hit the accelerator and shot forward, it looked like cartoon animation. The engine sounded as you would expect an exotic cars engine to sound, amazing..

I wonder how the XLR-V would fare up against that level of car...

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