I've just read the phrase "visceral bark" to describe a Nissan GT-R's exhaust note. Should this phrase be banned in car reviews?
How about we make up some daft descriptions of exhaust/engine notes for journalists to use in reviews. I'll start...
Animalistic shriek. Earthy howl. Catatonic wail. Primeval fart. Metallic yelp. Rorty bellow.