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Lotus gives hybrids a V8 soundtrack

by Damon Lavrinc (RSS feed) on Aug 5th, 2008 at 12:30PM

Click above for gallery of Lotus' Safe and Sound HybridHybrid vehicles have the potential to save a few bucks at the pump, but advocates for the blind have continued to warn about their potential to harm to the seeing impaired. Lotus' automotive consultancy arm is trying to avert the risk of hybrids quietly running in electric mode with its "Safe and Sound" demo car.This specially equipped Toyota Prius has been fitted a waterproof speaker mounted above the radiator that can emit a sound similar to a flat-six or V8, based off the vehicle's speed and throttle position. Once the internal... Read More

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