Worst. Accessory. Ever. Play V8 engine noise through your car stereo

We're inundated with our fair share of press releases from aftermarket companies, but this one takes the proverbial cake in '08. A firm by the name of in.pro. is marketing a system to the worst-of-the-worst poseurs in the form of the Virtual Motor.

The system taps into the RPM sensor and then plays a choice of four different engine noises through the vehicle's stereo. What high-revving sounds you ask? Well, you can either be serenaded by an "Italo V8," a six-cylinder boxer, a "rallye" engine or... wait for it... a Monoposto; what we're assuming is an F1 car's 15,000-rpm shriek.

We're taking suggestions for the most ridiculous vehicle to be equipped with the Virtual Motor in the comments below, but we'll start off with the Daewoo Matiz -- equipped with the 800cc three-cylinder.

Check in.pro.'s press release after the jump.


V8 power from the radio

in.pro. presents the Virtual-Motor

  • Virtual engine sounds from the car hi-fi system
  • Just plug it in
  • Four possible types of sound: Italo V8, 6-cylinder-Boxer, Rallye, Monoposto

Be it a revved-up V8 Italian super sports car, or the distinctive six-cylinder sound of a boxer engine, the sound of the engine forms the character of a car and ideally makes your hairs stand on end just by starting the engine up. Thanks to the new Virtual-Motor from in.pro. every driver can now experience this indescribable feeling, without having to spend a fortune on a new sports car. Thankfully it is easy to attach and does not represent any problems that cannot be overcome by anybody. Simply remove the car radio from the slot, insert the sound module of the Virtual-Motor into the ISO plug and run the supplied cables to the engine compartment to pick up the rpm-signal. Done! It is not necessary to do much of a setup, all you need to do is set the individual idle speed. The further operation of the unit is controlled by the supplied mini remote control and the sound is emitted via the radio loud speakers.

With the press of a button you can choose from four different engines. In a split second the car can therefore acoustically have an Italian-V8, a 6-cylinder boxer, an engine of a rallye car or a formula car under the bonnet. Guarantees looks of amazement!

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