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After driving the car for about 5 minutes in Sport and Track powertrain mode I learned to hate the noise pipe.

What is the best way to disable this "feature"?

One member had the dealer remove the pipe and plug the holes, or something to this effect.

Any other thoughts or pictures? I may tackle this one myself so looking for info.

Thanks!
 

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After driving the car for about 5 minutes in Sport and Track powertrain mode I learned to hate the noise pipe.

What is the best way to disable this "feature"?

One member had the dealer remove the pipe and plug the holes, or something to this effect.

Any other thoughts or pictures? I may tackle this one myself so looking for info.

Thanks!
It's painful. It can be, and will be, disconnected.
 

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Been thinking about it a lot recently. My conclusion is that the idea itself wasn't so bad, it's just that the timbre of the sound inside the cabin is fatiguing to the ear canal. Perhaps they just need to literally tune the pipe (like an instrument) leading into the cabin, so that the sound does not resonate so badly in the inner ear. Just a thought, maybe worth asking if it's possible. I doubt there is any chance of having a user selectable switch to turn it on or off - that would seem a larger undertaking.
 

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I'm withholding judgement til after my track day this weekend - I need to hear it on full song whilst wearing a helmet. However, I agree that its obnoxious and fake on the street, which is why I mostly drive in normal mode
 

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I'm withholding judgement til after my track day this weekend - I need to hear it on full song whilst wearing a helmet. However, I agree that its obnoxious and fake on the street, which is why I mostly drive in normal mode
I used to drive in Normal, too, until I experimented with throttle response by stabbing at the the pedal in low revs. There is definitely more responsiveness in Track mode, possibly faster gearchanges too. Also, the rev limiter is reduced to 8000 in Normal mode.
 

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I'm withholding judgement til after my track day this weekend - I need to hear it on full song whilst wearing a helmet. However, I agree that its obnoxious and fake on the street, which is why I mostly drive in normal mode
I didn't notice once that it was loud while wearing my helmet, and I use a Simpson carbon bandit, so it ought to resonate a little. Day to day, I drive in Sport/Sport, and have no issues unless I'm talking to a soft spoken person, in which case I have caught myself trying to turn up their volume...
 

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I find it painful in track and sport when mashing the throttle. It needs disconnecting for me.
 

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i am agree with you round'

at high revs it s (inspite of the helmet) very unplesant

you can't speak to your passenger (track)
 

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on the track with a helmet, I liked to noise in 'TRack mose'. On the street in sport of track its offensive, however, as others have noted, these modes make the car much nicer to drive. I'm currently mostly using normal handling/sport powertrain so the comfort is retained, but you actually get a response when you mash the throttle. I like the idea of having the noise pipe switchable via IRIS
 

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i'll see mclaren boys this week at le vigeant, i know they are working for this problem to find a solution. so I'll be back .
 

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So I guess none of you like the sounds of a 458 or Challenge Stradale - buy a Bentley they are quiet. Supercars need to announce their every move and this is a Supercar not a Porsche or everyday sportscar, despite McLaren trying to make it out to be a v v v expensive Porsche or R8. Muddled marketing imop. Obviously it can be used every day but why would you?

Reaches for helmet:D
 

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So I guess none of you like the sounds of a 458 or Challenge Stradale - buy a Bentley they are quiet. Supercars need to announce their every move and this is a Supercar not a Porsche or everyday sportscar, despite McLaren trying to make it out to be a v v v expensive Porsche or R8. Muddled marketing imop. Obviously it can be used every day but why would you?

Reaches for helmet:D
Trying to wind us up again, eh Bruce? :) I think the real story here is that the older some of us get, the louder we need our cars to be to keep us from nodding off at the wheel! :p
 

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I once had a special lotus which had an almost straight through exhaust which was so loud that I wore ear plugs plus a helmet on long trips, and even then it became unbearable. I would personally never buy a Ferrari, because for me they are just too loud. Another point: I read that Dario Franchitti bought a new 458 and sold it after 2 weeks because it was too loud for him. Never mind what certain journalists write, it is those who drive the cars day in day out, who count.
 
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