Hypercars & Hi-End Loudspeakers: If Sonus Faber = Pagani, does Focal = Bugatti?

  Pagani Huarya – Italy's purest hypercar.

Pagani Huarya – Italy's purest hypercar.

The best of anything is always a function of culture, so it makes perfect sense that Italy's best hypercar — the Pagani Huayra — is the ultimate reflection of Italian automotive engineering and design. It also makes perfect sense that Italy's finest hi-end audio company — Sonus Faber— provided the audio system.

  Note the gorgeous ultra lightweight carbon fiber woofer by Sonus Faber.

Note the gorgeous ultra lightweight carbon fiber woofer by Sonus Faber.

But what about the French? France is home of Focal — manufacturer of the $195,000 Grande Utopia EM reference loudspeakers — what is the automotive equivalent? The obvious choice may not be the right one.

Let's start with a closer look at Europe's most extreme hi-end loudspeaker system:

  Focal Grande Utopia EM – Europe's best reference loudspeaker system.

Focal Grande Utopia EM – Europe's best reference loudspeaker system.

What hypercar do the Focals most resemble? Here are the choices:

  Porsche 918 – Germany's best. For now.

Porsche 918 – Germany's best. For now.

  Ferrari LaFerrari – Italy's most famous hypercar.

Ferrari LaFerrari – Italy's most famous hypercar.

  Bugatti Chiron – France's best.

Bugatti Chiron – France's best.

  Koenigsegg Agera – Sweden's best.

Koenigsegg Agera – Sweden's best.

What do you think? Discuss in the comments...