I’ve seen a lot of comments about the sound of the car, specifically, “it’s not a v12, 10, or even 8.” Initially I will confess that I was a “little” disappointed in the sound, or rather lack thereof, as it wasn’t close to a Ferrari, Aston, or Audi R8 in sound. It compared more favorably to a 911 with Sport exhaust (current Gen 911, as the previous Gen sport exhaust in the GTS was quite a bit better sounding, but I’m getting into the weeds here). I came to terms with a few things…first, it’s not nearly as cool or acceptable to drive through one’s town with the loudest car as it draws even more attention and makes one look like a teenager. Second, turbo six cylinders and hybrids are becoming more the norm (just as one has a hard time finding manual transmission cars these days; the 911 is the exception), and with the sixes, the sound just isn’t there usually. All that said, I find the sound very enjoyable, especially in manual mode (there’s little sense in driving the car in automatic mode as the engine is always trying to find the next highest gear out of an ambition to meet the required gas mileage…don’t ever drive it in auto mode…you’ll want to sell the car)! So in general, it’s fine, or more than fine, but it’s less than most any comparable ICE car that it would be compared to, especially if it is a v8 or 10. If you find yourself thinking about the sound, just park the car, walk away, then turn around, and the first words that will come to mind are “mama Mia!” She is a beauty! 😎Thanks for the update and comparison so your other vehicles including the Levante. I'm not too worried about some shared switchgear, as I don't have any other Stellantis products to compare. How do you feel about the sound, or lackthereof as has been complained about in reviews? I know it's a small production number car, but hopefully we some more aftermarket options in the next few months?
I spoke w/ my SA yesterday who said the delivery to port eta was still 12/2 for our cars, which he said likely means the ship is offshore waiting to dock.