You may want to turn up your volume because your ears are in for a treat.
After showing us how the brand new 911's exterior and interior has evolved, the latest video in Porsche's popular Top 5 YouTube lets us listen to the loudest Porsche models ever made. You may want to turn up the volume because your ears are in for a treat. To find out which Porsche produces the most ear-splitting soundtrack, gearheads Jean Pierre Kraemer and Benjamin Marjanac took a sound-level meter to the secret warehouse of the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
First up is the Porsche 911 SC Safari that famously competed in the 1978 East African Safari Rally, which causes quite a racket inside the storage facility thanks to its 3.0-liter six-cylinder Boxter-engine that produces 250 hp.
Next, we have the Porsche 911 RSR, one of the most successful endurance race cars based on the 991. Under the hood is a 4.0-liter flat six that sounds incredibly raw and aggressive.
The third loudest Porsche on the list is a restored 928 "Trigema" racer, followed by a vintage Porsche 804 Formula 1 car with a unique-sounding eight-cylinder horizontally opposed engine that we get to hear scream its lungs out. Amazingly, it was so excoriatingly loud that the volume measured 137.8 decibels.
Last but certainly not least, the most earth-shatteringly loud Porsche that makes the list is the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1. This was the first turbocharged Porsche 911, and the first turbo-powered car to race at Le Mans You may want to wear earplugs for this one – the sound of its bellowing 5.0-liter flat-12 engine is absolutely deafening.