Some may be concerned about Porsche’s switch from naturally aspirated to turbocharged engines in the 718 Boxster, Cayman and 911. Would going turbo affect the sound negatively? YouTuber TheGetawayer wanted to find out the answer so he’s compiled footage of the new 718 Boxster S and 911 Carrera S and compared the exhaust notes with that of the 911 Carrera GTS and Boxster GTS.
It starts with the 2.5-liter turbo-four 718 Boxster and compared to the naturally aspirated 3.4-liter flat-six Boxster GTS, the 718’s note may sound a bit quieter but it still has that same snap, crackle and pop found in the GTS. This doesn’t mean that the turbo doesn’t sound good because it’s quiet, it just has more of a bass compared to the GTS's higher tenor.
Remember, the new 718 Boxster has only been released in entry level and S variants so when the next gen Boxster GTS is being developed, you can bet that Porsche’s engineers will be working on that sound to get it as close to its predecessor as they can.
If you’re not a fan of the sound, maybe the increased performance and efficiency of the turbocharged engine may change your mind. There’s more to a car than the sound.