We catch an earful of what the new turbo engines on the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S will sound like.
Only if you’ve been living under the proverbial rock will you not have heard that Porsche has switched to forced induction for its ever popular 911 Carerra and Carrera S variants after decades of NA power. Well according to our intrepid motoring friends over at Car Scoops earlier today ( Sept. 9, 2015) for the first time we’re able to hear what these cars will actually sound like with the more potent Porsche Carrera S 3.0 showing off its chops. Have a listen to ALL the videos below.
So when you head into dealerships sometime around March of next year, expect to see (and hear) totally different engines in the back of standard 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera’s. For the standard 911, displacement has grown a bit smaller to 3.0 liters with the turbocharged flat-six making 370 HP and 331 lb-ft. Step up to the Carrera S and you’re rewarded with 420 HP and 368 Lb-Ft.
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As for how they sound, we’ll let you decide for yourselves. Every exhaust note depends on how restrictive the exhaust is from the factory as well as how much power the engine is making and what kind of engine we’re dealing with. Since the engine is pretty much all the way in the back, the visceral expereince for anyone standing outside is an equal mix of engine noise, slight turbo spool and exhaust. It’s a nice mix that only rear engine’d cars can pull off. Turbos most certainly always somewhat neuter an exhaust note as that’s just the nature of how things work. I’m sure the aftermarket scene is chomping at the bit to get a couple of pre-production 2017 Porsche 911 Carreras into their shop to fab up some replacements for whatever Porsche has placed past the exhaust manifold.