• Jan 27, 2009

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Premium sportscar buyers expect their exotic machinery to sound as good as it looks and goes. Few automakers recognize this as well as Porsche, which has announced the availability of a new variable exhaust system for its mainstay 911 range.

The new sports exhaust, with a pair of dual exhaust tips protruding from beneath the car's tail, is adjustable from inside the cabin, varying the exhaust note according to engine load and speed. The system will be available from April on the latest 911 Carrera and Targa 4 for a $2500 premium, and can be retrofitted to existing models as well. Follow the jump for the full press release.

[Source: Porsche]

PRESS RELEASE


Powerful Sound at the Touch of a Button
New Sports Exhaust System for the Porsche 911 Carrera and Targa 4

Stuttgart . The engineers of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, have developed a new sports exhaust system for the latest generation of the 911, available as an option on new models as of February 2009. This special exhaust gives the customer the opportunity to adjust the 911 to his individual, personal preferences also in the car's particular sound: At the touch of a button the exhaust system switches over to a sporting and emotional sound generated in particular whenever the driver prefers a truly dynamic style of motoring.

The new sports exhaust system is made of modified stainless-steel main silencers and stands out clearly through its two dual tailpipes in unique design. The heart of the system is the exhaust flap on each main silencer activated by the engine's electronic control system and switching over to a more sporting sound as soon as the driver activates the sound mode. The system itself is activated by a separate button in the centre console varying the sound of the exhaust as a function of engine load, road speed and engine speed.

The Euro base price of the sports exhaust system is 1,610 Euro excluding taxes. In the US the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 2,500 US$. Starting in April 2009, Porsche will also be offering a Tequipment version for retrofitting.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      But why does it look like one set of exhaust tips sticking out of another set of exhaust tips?
      • 5 Years Ago
      is anyone else getting sick of porsche's gimmicky pricing strategies? at least when BMW screws you over by nickel-and-diming you for each option, you can still afford the underlying car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like their pricing strategy, why? Because it makes sure I don't see a rip-load of people driving the same car I do. Basically, I want to park at Disneyland and not see another identical car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can I put it on my 2000 TL?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those pipes look really bad to me...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just not a fan of any of the porsche's exhaust designs since the 997 turbo embedded version.... its just ugly...

      now they come out with an exhaust with foreskin on it... great.... hopefully it sounds better than it looks
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche always sounded like sh*t no matter what exhaust you put on it. Must be that boxer 6. The CGT however sounded glorious... must be the V10.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or maybe your ear-canals are stuffed full of sh*t/wax. Time to go get your ears cleaned out, otherwise even a Ferrari Enzo will sound like the McDonald's drive-thru intercom for you.
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      The price for Porsche's aftermarket goodies astound me. What astounds me even more are the people who are willing to pay it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        It's a luxury European speans car... And their options aren't any more expensive than BMW's or Audi's.

        Of course, compared to a Chrysler or Ford the options are expensive but then again, it's not the same market is it? Not even the Corvette is in the same market (performance might be similar (or better)) but the consumer definately isn't.
      • 5 Years Ago
      now if i could only afford the 911 to slap that option on, we'd be in business.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now blind people will be able to tell there's a new Porsche coming down the street, while those people who can see will still not be able to discern the difference from afar.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's about time... old one sounded more like a tractor, in fact all 911 don't sound much better than its brethren - VW beetles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        has obviously never driven one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        An unbelievable amount of people on Autoblog have hearing and vision problems...
        • 5 Years Ago
        the regular old porsche sounds fine and the turbo while quiet has a great wooshing sound.
      • 5 Years Ago
      so... where's the sound clip?
        • 5 Years Ago
        seriously...only reason i opened the damn link. dah wellz
      • 5 Years Ago
      yes and what will this do for the performance, no not musical performance. Will the "exhaust flap on each main silencer activated by the engine's electronic control system" help keep a constant/optimal rate of back pressure to increase bottom engine throughtout the range of engine speed? Makes sense, its like their variable geometry turbos--steady rate of the revs.
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