The fine art of tuning a Corvette

Charlie Rusher, a 2011 graduate in mechanical engineering, “makes Corvettes sound like Corvettes.” Rusher was interviewed by The New York Times about his work with Corvette engines as a noise and vibration engineer at Chevrolet in Milford, Michigan.

“I fine-tune what the engine sounds like, both inside and outside the car – I’m the composer of a symphony, in a way,” says Rusher. “I manually adjust exhaust pipes and record the engine sounds. The sound is a combination of the engine and exhaust system outputs, and there needs to be a balance between the two.”

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