A number of videos perfectly showcasing the exhaust note of the recently introduced 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S have just been released before the car’s world debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 next week.
As the new 911 Carrera S is turbocharged, it unsurprisingly sounds quite different to the outgoing model. To our ears however, it sounds just as good and maybe even a little better than the current911 Carrera S with its naturally aspirated engine. Considering turbocharged engines often sound quite muffled compared to the NA counterparts, the new 911s engine and exhaust note is a welcome relief.
That new turbocharged engine is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder unit delivering a total of 370 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque in the entry-level 911 Carrera. When mated with the PDK transmission and the optional Sport Chrono Package, the 2015 911 Carrera can reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the facelifted Carrera S features the same engine but tweaked to pump out 20 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque resulting in a 3.9 seconds sprint to 100 km/h. Both cars pump out 20 hp and 44 lb-ft more than the outgoing models.
The key reason why Porsche has shifted towards turbocharged engine is their better fuel efficiency. Both models are about 12 per cent more frugal on fuel than their predecessors which ultimately means the 2016 911 Carrera S fitted with the PDK transmission, sips 7.7 l/100 km.