There's nothing quite like the sound of a screaming Italian engine, but that's put Maserati into a pretty pickle as several of their upcoming models are slated to use diesels.

There's nothing quite like the sound of a screaming Italian engine, but that's put Maserati into a pretty pickle as several of their upcoming models are slated to use diesels.

While there's no confusing the two exhaust notes, Maserati's vice president of product development, Roberto Corradi, recently told What Car diesel models could be equipped with an active sound system that pipes artificial engine noises through the car's speakers. This might put a smile on the driver's face, but it sounds like the actual exhaust note won't be anything special.

Regardless, the system could debut on the production version of the Kubang concept in late 2014.

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