Columnists, Andrew Frankel
AUG 03rd 2018
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

Thank Frankel it's Friday – Why I hate modern exhausts

While modern cars improve in many ways, so too are there several in which most or all of the progress has been in the wrong direction. Manual gearboxes in supercars are now almost unheard of, electric steering systems may have almost entirely replaced their hydraulic forebears but have never come close to replacing their feel. Turbochargers have wrecked throttle response, restricted rev ranges and muffled engine sounds while weight, the enemy of everything that makes a car good to drive, has spiralled ever upwards at least until very recently.

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