Do I Make You Horny Baby?
Not with that sound. That was my first reaction on finally using the Espritís horn for the first time. As I am not an ardent horn person (I much prefer the more Euro "flashing of lights") I was introduced to this abominable orchestral nightmare during our first car show in 2002. I simply turned to my wife and said ďThat sound is just so wrong on so many different levelsĒ
They Changed A Good Thing
After having a lot of air horn equipped vehicles clog up the horns and suffer the unfortunate mooing of Sad Cow Horn disease (©Karl Franz Marquez), Lotus introduced electric horns in 1993. The cure was worse than the disease. It just made the car sound like any other car on the roads and eliminated some of the special factor of owning one.
There had been some that had refitted standard airhorns to their cars. These are the compressor and horns and what looks like several lengths of surgical tubing. Not wanting to go that route because of what I perceived as limited space under the V8, I sought a different path and finally settled on this nifty little all in one unit from Griots Garage.
Yeah, Baby, Yeah!
The good folks at Dimmitt cars hooked this thing up for me during one of the maintenance visits in 2003. It took up about as much space as the electric units and it came complete with all electrical connections. For the price of only $40US, I now have a car that sounds at least as good as it looks. Itís been over a year since it has been installed and no issues whatsoever. As our friends across the pond say "It does what it says on the tin!"