Music to the Ears: The Porsche Exhaust Note

There’s been a lot of hand wringing over  whether Porsche’s move to a horizontally opposed, turbo charged six will kill the legendary Porsche exhaust note.  Porsche says no:  “What cannot be expressed in figures: the legendary sound of a 911 six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. And the experience is all the more intense for it”, reads the description of the new 911 Carerra on the company’s website.  Let’s hope the new turbos do carry on the aural tradition- one now documented in a new book, Porsche Sounds, a collaborative effort between Dieter Landenberger, Porsche AG Director of Historical Archives, and Porsche Club GB.  The book features photos of classic Porsche models along with a CD of the engine sounds from each car.  Definitely deserves a place on the coffee table. Here’s a link to an article on the book, with a few sample photos and exhaust recordings, that appeared on CNN’s Style webpage-

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