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Porsche 911: The sound of a 911

Porsche 911

What’s better than the looks of a Porsche 911? Maybe just one thing: their sound. Great article here about the sound of the Porsche 911.

The gentle ‘chunkle-chunkle’ of the fuel flap popping open. The ‘zzzziiiiizzzzz’ of the rear spoiler going up and down. The ‘click’ of the door handle trigger. The ‘hummmm’ of the little fan in the cabin-temperature sensor. The unique ‘clack’ of a door closing. The ‘beep-beep-beep-beep’ of the immobiliser. The ‘squeak-click’ of the glovebox closing. The ‘ggggrrrbbbbrrrrr’ of the sunroof motor. The ‘thwunk’ of the boot lid being closed. The ‘hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm’ of the wiper motor. The ‘kerchack’ of the resonance flap just prior to starting the engine. You get the idea.

The important thing is that these sounds each comes from a different musical font. It’s an audible documentary on the way the car came to be; a sonic history lesson in 911 evolution. No car that was created ‘as-is’ could sound this way. Each of these sounds derived from a component or system created and developed in complete isolation from the others and then slotted into the existing 911 soundscape. The result is a total automotive sensory experience of unrivalled richness.