Jet engines produce excessively high noises, which is why those working near them need aviation hearing protection. Even car drivers deal with high levels of noise, especially when driving certain cars. Though decidedly not as loud as their aerial cousins, these cars have the potential to ruin one’s hearing if you don’t protect your ears:
1. Mercedes-Benz SSK
During its time, this car’s noise, described as a “demonic wail,” surprised countryside residents. Equally unfamiliar was the car design that was then the fastest production car in the world.
2. Boeing Batmobile
This custom car that imitated the iconic vehicle also drew heads for its decibel-breaking loudness. Built by Casey Putsch, the car has a Boeing turbo shaft jet engine taken from a drone helicopter.
3. Porsche Carrera GT
Car enthusiasts say this fast and flashy vehicle sounds like an F1 machine. It is also comparable to the five-seater Diamond D-JET aircraft.
Flashy and fast as the aircraft may be, passengers still need aviation hearing protection devices to improve pilot performance. For Porsche drivers, make sure you protect your ears accordingly.
4. 1,000 hp Corvette Z06
This is an upgrade offered by Hennessey to an already powerful car. The stock car already has 650 horsepower, but the upgrade almost doubled it at the cost of adding to the noise.
5. Shelby Daytona Coupe
Even louder than the Series 1 or the 427 Cobra (both its cousins), the manufacturers designed Daytona Coupe to specifically take on the Ferrari and the 250 GTO. With only six units made in a span of a year, the car is as much of a gem as it is a howler on the streets.
Protection is paramount when driving a car or an aircraft. Protect yourself from accidents by wearing the right gear and shield the ears and the other senses.