Sort of. The reviewer doesn't actually say anything substantive about how good the surround is--he seems not to have played any actual multi-channel music--only that it's designed by Elliot Scheiner, who gets a photo, and that it has 17 carefully placed speakers. (And that another model will have 25.) The ultimate focus of the story is how legacy audiophile brands like McIntosh are entering the high-end car stereo market.
Seventeen speakers, meticulously engineered? That can be just the start in luring audiophile car buyers with plenty of cash to spend.