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Give it a chance and watch the entire video, the guy doing the test forgot to activate PSE on the 982. It's done later in the video.

 

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981 sound sounds better
 

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I find it interesting and curious to see how the GTS 4.0 will fair with the sound critics. Or maybe it really wasn’t about the sound, but a bashing of progress that happen to come in a 4 banger?

The 718 GT4 is an amazing car, better in all ways than its predecessor... except sound?

You could take the previous sentence, remove “GT4” and have essentially the same scenario from 981 F6 to 982 F4T? Better, but sounds different... not Bad, just different!

It is a safe bet that aftermarket will make a killing on this 4.0! @Soul Performance Products, the gold rush is about to start!
 
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The 718 GT4 is an amazing car, better in all ways than its predecessor... except sound?

It is a safe bet that aftermarket will make a killing on this 4.0! @Soul Performance Products, the gold rush is about to start!
Thanks! We're anxious to get one in house for development! :)

-Mike
 

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Don't forget that the 4.0/GT4 will be a limited numbers run...
Not what I'm hearing, and not according to Andreas Preuninger's interviews when unveiling the GT4—unless by "limited" you mean "limited to Porsche's production capacity." These aren't unique numbered vehicles, and there will be as many available as Porsche believes they can sell. Yes, they're slow coming to the US at the moment for various reasons (slow emissions approvals, factory move, traditional August holiday, etc.), but the whole reason Porsche is changing the GTS from a four cylinder to a six cylinder engine is to increase sales in North America and Europe, not make them more exclusive.
 

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I mean limited compared to the other 718 models.

It would be interesting to find separate GTS sales history, but I am not aware of any source...
 

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This comparison really only shows the difference between a non-GPF car (981) and one with the GPF fitted (718). I visited my dealer in Saturday to look at the new 718 Spyder and was expecting to be underwhelmed by the sound but wasn't, it still sounded great. If a 981 model was there for comparison i'm sure it would have sounded better but in isolation the new Spyder still sounded great.
 

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Is this the Twilight Zone or Bizarro World I've entered into?
LOL. The post was just to poke a bit of fun at the whole "noise" issue. I'm inside the car so what it sounds like outside seems more like teenage parking lot drama to me. Had friends who dropped big blocks in their muscle cars and heard a lot of it in my youth. I realize many people take it much more seriously than I do, and I am happy that my Porsche does sound cooler than my Hyundai. Having attended a few pro series events, a few thoughts on car noise from personal experience (aside from a lot of lawn mowing and friends with minibikes in my teens).

1. If you want total immersion in the sound, smell, and sensation of horsepower, stand on the start line of an NHRA top fuel event.
2. If you like NA big block V8 sounds at high RPM, go to a NASCAR oval race.
3. IndyCar on a road course like Sonoma is a bit more refined sounding.
4. IMSA, GTLM events make all our cars sound pretty lame by comparison.
 
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