Porsche 911 996 Turbo was a car to have back at the turn of the century – fast, powerful, usable, dependable and cool. It was all of that and it was the fastest Porsche 911 you could buy at the time. Considering it had a 3.6-liter turbocharged engine with 420 hp, it was a blast of a machine, however, the Turbo of today almost pushes out 600hp. So, guys who wanted to know which Porsche of today sounds as the famous Porsche 996 Turbo from the 2000’s took the newest 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera and had a rather cool rev battle.
The newest Carrera is a technological masterpiece of design and architecture. It ditched the naturally aspirated units Carrera was known for before and accepted an all-new three-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine. In its entry version, it lacks 50hp to hit the mark 911 996 Turbo engine develops. Yet, it is very fast thanks to the best transmission and launch control systems.
For the sake of this rev battle, we will listen to the exhaust sound of both cars. After you listen to it, you may notice that both engines sound quite similar when revving up, however, letting off the gas makes the new car far more amazing than the old Turbo. It cracks, shouts and shots sounds. It turns out that Porsche made the system by which small droplets of fuel are released in a hot exhaust where they combust and explode creating a rather awesome sound.
Now, it would be better if the engine had a bit more vigorous sound on the rev up, but this is cool also. Of course, nothing of this can be compared with the awesome sound the Jaguar V6 S engine in the F-type produces. Now, that is a song we love to listen.