Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross1
How the sound of the Tesla Model 3 was creating using Monty Python
Automobile manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston-Martin employ engineers whose sole job is to tune the exhaust note into something awesome. But what about electric cars? They’re silent as mimes.
Sure, they can provide amazing performance thanks to oodles of torque from all those electrons. But there’s no bark, no roar. Nothing but tire noise a certain type of whine.
Elon Musk realized this was a problem from the outset. For inspiration–and to communicate his vision to Tesla engineers–Musk turned to Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
According to Inverse, Musk would regularly interrupt design meetings for the Model 3 to show clips from Monty Python to convey his wishes. One of his
If you have a Model 3, now know why it doesn’t have a “tinny” sound.