We all glamour over the NA F6 soundtrack. Before recently purchasing a new 718 GTS I had only two other considerations. New M2C and used 981 CGTS. I loved the 981 soundtrack, but the 718 performance is far superior for daily/spirited driving interests. In truth, the 718 soundtrack is more than adequate, but simply finds itself subject to tough comparison when it comes to the 981.
When it came down to the M2C versus 718, that was a personal decision. I find the two extremely different driving experiences. I got sucked into the M2C hype and thrill, but ultimately recognized the 718 CGTS is a far superior sport car. I absolutely love my 718 and have absolutely no regrets . . . but I have decided to move forward and add the M2C to my garage. It is just so different than my 718, and provides a different form of driving pleasure/excitement. Will not digress any further than that on the topic.
Coming full circle, the prospect of having 718 CGTS with NA F6 engine would 'appear' to be the holy grail. Still, I am of the opinion that for daily/spirited driving enjoyment, hp is a non-factor. HP becomes a factor when you are on a track and trying to overtake an M3/4 at high speed down a straight away. What DOES make a difference is access to the low-end torque that provides the pull and pleasure most every daily driver is after. In a nutshell, it is the torque and associated pull that has me and just about everyone else so enthralled when it comes to the M2C . . . when it comes to the Tesla. Sorry, just nowhere near ready to travel the electric engine path, or give up all the other superior engineering aspects that go into making the 718 simply one of the best performance cars on the road.
So, I really do not care whatsoever if the prospect of a new NA F6 718 comes with 30 hp more than the 718 F4 turbo. The real question becomes whether Porsche engineers plan to produce a NA F6 718 with access to low-end torque comparable to the F4 turbo?