• Feb 6, 2009
Spend two million bucks on a car, and you'll get to have whatever the hell you want as a horn tone. Alfred DiMora is back, adding more splashy aftermarket items to the list of standard equipment on his Natalia vaporware sport luxury sedan. DiMora Motorcar has decided that the Horntones system will be factory-fitted to every V16 Natalia SLS 2 produced. So far, that's none. This isn't the first time the Natalia has specified an item cherrypicked from SEMA awards, and we suspect it won't be the last.

The Horntones system has 256MB of flash memory that can be loaded up with MP3 files. Once your files are in the Horntones system, there's a 150-watt speaker to delight everyone within a quarter mile by blaring your audio with a 110dB sound pressure level. DiMora contends that the Horntones rig is the most significant development in car horns in the last 100 years. We disagree – after all, the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee had that bitchin' setup that played Dixie.

Perhaps the biggest news here is that there's a new rendering, this time, a rear three-quarter view. Press release after the jump.


[Source: DiMora Motorcars]





Beyond Honking: Horntones Give Drivers Sound Choices in $2 Million Natalia SLS 2

DiMora Motorcar is first OEM to include downloadable sound selection capability.

San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) February 5, 2009 -- DiMora Motorcar announced today that Horntones Corporation mobile horn systems will be factory equipment on all V16 Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedans.

FX-550, Horntones' patented system, is the world's first and only MP3-enabled vehicle horn. It features 256MB of internal flash memory, 150 watts (RMS) of audio amplification, and a weatherproof, ruggedized, compression-driver speaker. The FX-550 can deliver hundreds of different sounds at an impressive 110db sound pressure. The Horntones system won four SEMA 2007 Global Media Awards for "Best New Product". The FX-550 is the ultimate in vehicle horn personalization, and can be used in a variety of applications, such as standard horn sounds, passenger pick-up signaling, personal safety alerts, etc.

We are excited that DiMora Motorcar is setting the standard by becoming the first automotive original equipment manufacturer to incorporate Horntones technology in every vehicle. Working with Alfred DiMora and his team has been a pleasure. Their plans for the Natalia SLS 2 are truly visionary. We are thrilled to be a part of the design!
The Horntones system is probably the most radical change in car horns in the past century. It allows the driver to communicate something more than just a general alert.

We are pleased to have Horntones as a creative Technology Partner. This is another example of American innovation being showcased on the Natalia SLS 2.

"We are excited that DiMora Motorcar is setting the standard by becoming the first automotive original equipment manufacturer to incorporate Horntones technology in every vehicle," said Horntones President Mike T. Kosco. "Working with Alfred DiMora and his team has been a pleasure. Their plans for the Natalia SLS 2 are truly visionary. We are thrilled to be a part of the design!"

The Horntones system will be customized and integrated into the ergonomic and aesthetic design of the Natalia SLS 2.

"The Horntones system is probably the most radical change in car horns in the past century. It allows the driver to communicate something more than just a general alert," said DiMora Motorcar Founder Alfred DiMora. "We are pleased to have Horntones as a creative Technology Partner. This is another example of American innovation being showcased on the Natalia SLS 2."

About Horntones
Based in San Clemente, California, Horntones Corporation provides innovative, state-of-the-art mobile audio products. The company has developed, as its flagship product, the Horntones FX-550, the first MP3-enabled vehicle horn. For more information, please visit www.horntones.com.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing is DOPE! I can not wait to get behind the whel of this meen machine! Now I don't have to buy a huge subwufer just so people outside my car can hear my music, I can just drav around with my hand on the horn. . or have my ho hold it down for maoi!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing is utterly ridiculous, the definition of automotive vaporware. $2 million, years in the works, and it looks like an inbred Maybach. If they ever successfully produce these abominations, I'll gladly eat my shorts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, You could put Ludachris- Move B***H Get out tha way!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Al DiMoron ...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm getting that thing to play Dixie. And I'm getting it painted Hemi Orange. Yeeha!
        • 5 Years Ago
        You sir, have very good taste.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I bet there are hookers in the back seat of the purple one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not even built yet, but the white version already has paint peeling off its hood in some places.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If produced, you will only see this in rap videos.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Put the General Lee horn in it!!
      • 5 Years Ago

      can someone tell me where this manufacturer got a V16 engine from?
      I mean building engines is not hard. many small garages have fused two hayabusas together to make a V8 or have put two R1 4 cylinders together to make a 2.0 liter straight 8 .

      I just want to know what V8s they used and the engine specs for this V16.
        • 5 Years Ago
        He's getting the engine from Vapormotors, Inc., manufacturers of the well known and popular V-1,256 one-thousand-two-hundred-and-fifty-six cylinder motorcycle engine.

        I remember when "Alfred" worked for my father doing telephone sales. This car, I suspect, exists only for purposes of garnering publicity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this vapoo-ware? Cause it sure looks like poo... (
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what Lincolns should look like...especially if they continued the town car. Lincolns should go back to being big and stately;at least for their flagship.

      Anyway MP3 horns is a terrible idea.. the only time it could possibly be useful is when you're telling a slow driver to get out of the fastlane or for someone in front of you to use their f***ing turn signal for once
        • 5 Years Ago
        AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

        I was thinking Caddy, but Lincoln is the right answer....

        But then Caddy should be making something similar, too
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