(WXYZ) - The Woodward Dream Cruise may be over, but that doesn't mean you aren't still dreaming about those hot rods.
Now you can bring a little bit of that sports car feel to your ride with a smartphone app.
XLR8 is an app that makes your vehicle sound like an exotic sports car as you drive. Once you download the app, all you have to do is hook up your smartphone or tablet to your car stereo.
The app then uses the accelerometers in your device to figure out when you brake, accelerate and turn a corner- providing the appropriate sound effect.
The app's description says the recordings are of real engines, meant to sound completely authentic.
You can change the sound of your engine by adjusting your shift point, gear ratios, braking and other systems within the app.
The app is available on iOS and Android devices-- it comes with a free V8 muscle car engine. Other car options available through in-app purchases.
Is it a little pointless? Yes. Will it make your drive a little more fun? Absolutely.
If you want to read more about XLR8, go here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xlr8/id506486124?mt=8
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