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Just don’t get those who buy a Porsche sports car but want it to be quiet!

like lhooosier daddy” says, you’re in the wrong car :unsure:
 

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In the olden days, burbles and pops were a result of fuel ignition in the exhaust tract due to aggressive non-variable cam timing. These cars have everything controlled electronically. The pops are only there because they were designed to be there.
From another thread currently running, and as written by C&D:
"To maintain responsiveness even when the driver lifts off the gas, Porsche briefly leaves the throttle open while retarding the timing, cutting fuel, and shutting the wastegate, essentially pumping air through to the turbo to keep it spinning; get back on the gas quickly, and the turbo’s already in play—no waiting for it to spool up.
In the “Sport” drive mode (the middle option on cars with the Sport Chrono package), the programming is less aggressive in cutting fuel, allowing for “emotional” exhaust pops and burbles on overrun. In Sport Plus mode, the programming prioritizes airflow to the turbo, leaving the exhaust relatively subdued on overrun."
FWIW & MOO
Agree but don't find Sport Plus to be fake. Porsche has provided a pathway back to the past exhaust sound of high RPM cams, and their overrun. The description above (electronic control of engine mapping) is the reason, in my mind at least, that my Miata with MazdaSpeed exhaust does not sound like a Triumph TR4/TR6 on high RPM shifts. IMO that is sad.

With all that said, I can distinctly recall my joy hearing the glorious sound of baseball cards flipping on my bicycle spokes. I have not outgrown this love, as I have not outgrown my enthusiasm for a woman.
 

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Agree but don't find Sport Plus to be fake. Porsche has provided a pathway back to the past exhaust sound of high RPM cams, and their overrun. The description above (electronic control of engine mapping) is the reason, in my mind at least, that my Miata with MazdaSpeed exhaust does not sound like a Triumph TR4/TR6 on high RPM shifts. IMO that is sad.

With all that said, I can distinctly recall my joy hearing the glorious sound of baseball cards flipping on my bicycle spokes. I have not outgrown this love, as I have not outgrown my enthusiasm for a woman.
"Sport Plus" mode seems to be the real deal. It's intent is to provide improved responsiveness and is designed to prioritize that over other goals. It doesn't seem to make fake exhaust sounds for the sake of it. That's good. "Sport" mode does improve accelerator responsiveness for certain but it seems that it's at least equal goal is excessive flatulence for those that want it. Again, my view is that is fake and unnecessary so I tend to not like it. I will say though that I appreciate the improved responsiveness of "Sport Plus" mode but for our roads the tightened suspension is a bit brutal, so when hitting the backroads I tend to use "Sport" mode and accept the farts or "Individual" mode programmed for "Sport Plus" response & base suspension setting.

I never liked baseball cards in my spokes! :) My bike was either a Stingray style bike so I could pop wheelies everywhere or a race bike. They both served their purpose nicely!!

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Just tossing one out there to see how everyone feels about the topic. Are 718 owners generally fans of the burbles, pops and overrun sound that is easily created by these motors (especially TURBOS)? I mean...would you purchase an exhaust or tune in efforts to amplify that or do you think its overkill? Kinda wild that it comes from the factory this way...

I love it every time
 

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The problem we have here in the UK is that all new petrol cars have to have the GPF filter which greatly reduces the sound. It’s against the law to remove it and it will fail its MOT when the time comes (3years old) so fitting a louder exhaust for us over the pond it a bit pointless as the GPF mutes most of the sound anyway.
 

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i'm lovin' the pops and gurgles on the Porsche. i think it's just loud enough not to be obnoxious. i will say sitting at an outside Mall food court this one BMW M3 drove by with pretty loud crackles, pops and gurgles and what i thought people would think would sounded cool all i heard was a lot of dis pleasures from them and frowning faces
 

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I hate the pops and tune them out of all of my own cars. However, we have tons and tons of customers across many makes/models who absolutely love them. So we go ahead and make it an option with our tunes.

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Just tossing one out there to see how everyone feels about the topic. Are 718 owners generally fans of the burbles, pops and overrun sound that is easily created by these motors (especially TURBOS)? I mean...would you purchase an exhaust or tune in efforts to amplify that or do you think its overkill? Kinda wild that it comes from the factory this way...

I know it's a personal preference - so not commenting that - but for me, at least - the pops and farts already built-in are enough.
I have 2 FVD tunes for my Boxster - one without any extra pops and one with a small amount of extra noise.
I find myself using the "quieter" software almost exclusively.
When I am in sport mode (more often than not, as soon as I get outside of of my neighborhood) I do use the full range on the tach as much as I can, so It's plenty loud already anyway. The Soul tips I have on may marginally amplify noise a bit too. :)
 
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