subtly menacing&subdued version

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nguyen dung

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Vietnamese
In the Web:Short stories for ESL there is sentence:
They prefer a car that sounds subtly menacing, like a subdued version of the Mustang or Charger engines in the movie "Bullitt."
What is the meaning of bolded words?
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    that sounds subtly menacing,
    They want a car that sounds intimidating (masculine and powerful) but in a subtle (not too obvious) way. I didn't think at first that it refrs specifically to engine sound but to the overall impression of the car, but from the rest of the sentence, I suppose it does.
    ike a subdued version of the Mustang or Charger engines
    They want something that sounds like the Mustang or Charger engine, but not as forceful or loud.
     
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