This Porsche 911 Proves Turbocharged Engines Can Sound Fantastic


With a new exhaust, this 991.2 Carrera S sound incredible.

There has been endless debates among enthusiasts as to whether a turbocharged engine can ever match the sound of a naturally aspirated one. As some cars downsize their engines, we compare them to their naturally aspirated predecessors. The Ferrari 488, for example, doesn't sound quite as good (to our ears) as the 458, even with an an Akrapovic exhaust. The C63 AMG was able to retain a very nice exhaust note despite having a turbocharged engine, but Porsche fans are much more picky. How does the new turbocharged 991.2 911 stack up?

When Porsche revealed the 991.2 generation 911, it angered some purists because there was no longer a naturally aspirated option aside from the GT3 and GT3RS. This generation is much faster than the outgoing generation, but many people think it doesn't sound as nice. Can an aftermarket exhaust fix that?

You Might Also Like
Can't Afford A New Audi A7? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives
Can't Afford A New Audi A7? Here Are 7 Cheaper Alternatives
Awesome New Cars You May Have Missed From Monterey Car Week 2018 (Updated)
Awesome New Cars You May Have Missed From Monterey Car Week 2018 (Updated)

This 2017 911 Carrera S is fitted with a Fi exhaust. The Taiwanese company produces custom exhausts for everything from Toyotas to McLarens, and this new system for the 991.2 911 is amazing. The system features a ultra-high-flow down pipe which skips the catalytic converter. There are also valves in the muffler which can be controlled by a smartphone app. In some regions of the world, this setup may be illegal, but it sure does sound good. It reminds us of turbocharged cars from the 1980s, which were much more raw. We think that this exhaust proves that turbochargers can sound amazing, they just might need a little help from the aftermarket community.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews