Porsche has just announced that it will offer a new sport exhaust system for the Carrera and Traga4 models that will give drivers the ability to increase the volume of their Porsche by the flick of a switch.
The new system features modified stainless-steel main silencers with internal flaps that are activated by a button on the center console. At the push of a button the exhaust will give a more “sporting” (rear, louder and more raw) sound. The system will also feature unique tailpipes.
The new system will be offered as of February as an option for new models and will also be offered as a retrofit part as a part of Porsche’s Tequipment range of parts.
US pricing is not yet available but the new Porsche Sport Exhaust will retail for $3,410 Canadian.
Official release after the jump:
PORSCHE ANNOUNCES NEW SPORTS EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR 911 CARRERA AND TARGA 4
Special Exhaust Gives Powerful Sound at the Touch of a Button
MISSISSAUGA – January 26, 2009 — The engineers of Porsche AG, Stuttgart, have developed a new sports exhaust system for the latest generation of the 911, available as an option on new models as of February 2009. This special exhaust gives the customer the opportunity to adjust the 911’s unique sound to their personal preference; at the touch of a button, the exhaust system switches over to a more sporting and emotional sound.
The new sports exhaust system is made of modified stainless-steel main silencers and stands out through its two uniquely-styled dual tailpipes. The heart of the system is an exhaust flap on each main silencer activated by the engine’s electronic control system, which switches over to a more sporting sound. The system is activated by a separate button on the centre console, varying the sound of the exhaust as a function of engine load, road speed and engine speed.
In Canada, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $3,410. Starting in April 2009, Porsche will also offer a Tequipment version as a retrofit part.