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Have Turbos Ruined The Sound Of Porsche's Sports Cars?

Performance is up, but what aural pleasure?

Porsche’s decision to turbocharge its entire lineup of sports cars from the Boxster to the 911 was a move that boils down to emissions, fuel economy and performance. Porsche didn’t have a choice really, but has the vehicles’ sound changed? YouTuber TheGetawayer put together Porsche-produced footage of the latest 911 and 718 Boxster S and compared it to the previous models. It may not be the best way to do a sound comparison of the vehicles, but it does give enthusiasts a view of how the engine note has changed.

It’s clear to hear that the exhaust note has changed in the sports cars, but is it really that bad?

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