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Ferrari LaFerrari - That Noise

I am sure different people will watch this video and think of different things. The video is a Motor Trend Ignition video of a test of the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari. There are many things to think about.. the the horsepower figure, the performance capabilities, and cost are probably among the first aspects that come of this car that come to mind. All are substantial. The fact that it comes across civilized and well mannered is even better. But I can't help but think of one thing; the noise.

It actually isn't so much about the noise of this car itself. It is more about the "contrast". The contrast between the glorious noise that this car makes and the soulless, muffled, disappointing noise that Ferrari's F1 car. I have already made a post earlier this season about the 2014 Spec F1 cars and I said that they don't sound bad but the more F1 races I watch, the more disappointed I get. I would actually be far more excited to listen to a LaFerrari in person than an F1…

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - Saleen grille vs Stock grille

I recently bought and installed a Saleen grille to increase airflow. I was considering the Boss 302S, the Roush and the Saleen grilles. The reason why I picked the Saleen is because a buddy of mine had it and it was very lightly used so it was a good deal for me. I have a hand held scanner so I plugged it and recorded ECTs and IATs on the highway and stopped in traffic to compare and make sure that I am getting more airflow. Here are the numbers:

Stock grille

Outside temperature (as per the car's reading in the radio display): 69 deg F

Highway, going 60 mph in 5th gear: ECT: 199 deg F
IAT: 71 deg F

While stopped after 1 stop at a red light:
ECT: quickly shot up to 208 deg F and then crept up to 210 deg F
IAT: slowly crept up to 74 deg F

Highway, going 60 mph in 4th gear right after being stopped (i.e. ECT had to cool down from 210 deg F):
ECT: 203 deg F
IAT: 71 deg F

Saleen grille

Outside temperature: 82 deg F (notice how much higher it is than the day I tested the stock grille)

Highway, go…