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I did a test drive with a new 718 Cayman S sport chrono, which didnt have the sport exhaust system ( which I believe would have the exhaust button on the console ), On the standard drive mode the exhaust sound is very average, in Sport mode it get a bit deeper and enjoyable.
I just want to know if the Sport Exhuast System makes the sound much better? or the difference is not that great?
 

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Hi all,
I did a test drive with a new 718 Cayman S sport chrono, which didnt have the sport exhaust system ( which I believe would have the exhaust button on the console ), On the standard drive mode the exhaust sound is very average, in Sport mode it get a bit deeper and enjoyable.
I just want to know if the Sport Exhaust System makes the sound much better? or the difference is not that great?

Sport exhaust makes a HUGE difference in my opinion.

Whether it's worth $2500+ or not, is really based on how much money you can afford to blow :laugh:
 

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I have the Base Model 718 Boxster with Sport Exhaust. There are three distinct sounds. Normal Mode, Sport Exhaust, and Sport Mode. Sport Mode is the loudest (deeper & most enjoyable) and increases the idle RPM from about 800 to 1000. In my opinion the Sport Exhaust Option is worth the price.
 

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I have a manual tran. with a sport button on the consul. When I push it, it sounds like the exhaust gets louder, but I don't have 3 modes, I don't think. I'm a newbie. Can someone tell me what the button does. I read the manual and it says, it goes emotional. What the heck is that????? It doesn't seem to do anything else.
I AutoX and just traded a 2016 MX-5 for the Boxster. Hope I'm not disappointed. The Miata was like a slot car(and under powered). This Boxster is going to take some getting used to, It's so different.
 

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If it fits your budget, I wouldn't pass on it. I've had a chance to hear it and as much as we enjoy the sound of our Boxster, which is not equipped with sport exhaust, we are thinking about a Suncoast add on in the next couple of months.
 

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I have a manual tran. with a sport button on the consul. When I push it, it sounds like the exhaust gets louder, but I don't have 3 modes, I don't think. I'm a newbie. Can someone tell me what the button does. I read the manual and it says, it goes emotional. What the heck is that????? It doesn't seem to do anything else.
I AutoX and just traded a 2016 MX-5 for the Boxster. Hope I'm not disappointed. The Miata was like a slot car(and under powered). This Boxster is going to take some getting used to, It's so different.

WOW no reply, huh. Unlike the Mazda Forum, I guess I can't expect any answers. WOW:crying:
 

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Nitemare--do you have Sport Chrono or just sport? I believe the Sport button heightens the throttle responses--not sure about rev-matching.
I do not have the Sport Chrono, just the sport button. It appears the exhaust gets louder. What kind of response can I expect. I can't tell. I only have 190miles on the car.
 

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The sport button should give you a slightly quicker throttle response. It also pipes in more intake noise which is what you are hearing. With the manual trans--I am also reading that with the 718 you will get rev-matching on down shifts as well with the Sport button. The Sport button doesn't really do that much with a manual trans. I don't know if this helps. My 718 Boxster is due in early April and it will be the first manual trans Porsche for me. When I test drove the car I could tell slightly the difference between sport and normal mode. My 911 with PDK had sport and sport plus--which I only used occasionally for launch control.
 

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Thanks, Gallatin. Any way to stop the piped in sound???? My MX-5 had it and you just had to remove a sound tube in the engine compartment. I like a loud performance sound, but not this way.
 

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Sport Exhaust on 2015 Cayman vs 718 S without it

I traded my 2015 Cayman Flat-6 with Sport Exhaust, for a 718S Cayman PDK. I am amazed at the sound of the Turbo-4 in regular and Sport mode without Sport Exhaust. I am satisfied that the 718S has all the Porsche sound I need.

BTW, I thought I would miss the Flat-6 Porsche Howl when I went to the 718, but I soon learned that the 718 has its own unique "Porsche sound" which I call the "the Porsche Growl" for whenever I touch the accelerator for a bit more speed--she growl's and much more so in Sport mode!
 
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WOW no reply, huh. Unlike the Mazda Forum, I guess I can't expect any answers. WOW:crying:
Hey Nitemare, I have owned three new Miatas, a '95, a '00, and a '10, and just bought a 2017 Miata GT soft-top to compliment my Cayman 718S, and enjoy them both, as they are two different sport cars. I love the small size of the Miata, that you "put on" every time you slide into the cockpit. While it only has 155 hp, it only weighs 2300 pounds, and still does 0-60 in six seconds, which is respectable. The two cars have two different personalities, being that one is a hardtop and the other a convertible, which always gives me an option when it's time to drive to work.
 

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All the 2 litre cars at the dealer's had the sport exhausts which was OK, but I wanted to know if an increase in sound with no increase in performance was worth the money. I listened to a few non-sport and sport models on-line and I actually preferred the non-sport. So I saved the money--I'll put it into paint protection, window tinting, and petrol!

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thats what I noticed with other people but instead of loking at other trims they instead went to the last generation Cayman, cant blame them but at the same time the new 718 isnt for everyone
 

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A point of information: manual transmission 718's with sport chrono do not have (well, at least mine doesn't) the center button on the steering wheel controller. It appears that the PDK equipped cars get it so that the engine, transmission are all set for max performance for 20 secs after you push it (launch control).

Sport chrono on the manual still gets the dynamic engine mounts, rev matching and sharper throttle response
 

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Just got the Fabspeed - Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman Streetsport Catback Exhaust System and it sounds absolutely awesome! It was about $2385 out the door including labor at Reeves Motorsports in Tampa.
 

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I think when sport exhaust pressed it only kicks in at 3600 rpm. Even then I can't tell much difference on boxster s unless also in Sport mode when I get a bit of throttle blip, which is nice. Don't have sport chrono and can't for the life of me see the point unless doing track days. Don't need sport plus, plenty scary enough in sport and then there's the gas issue. Mine does use a lot more in Sport as you'd expect given it idles in twice as many revs and pdk stays one gear lower than normal. I know, who cares about the gas? Well here in rip-off Britain....... Does everyone use the ridiculously over-priced 98 octane petrol by the way?
 

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Does everyone use the ridiculously over-priced 98 octane petrol by the way?
Personally despite the price I do whenever possible. I wouldn't buy a child a battery operated toy car & then give them anything less than the best quality alkaline batteries to run it on. Well my 718 is my big kids toy & the 98 octane petrol I fill it with is the equivalent of those Alkaline batteries. :D
 
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