This is the new Porsche Panamera GTS, just released at the LA Motor Show.
The GTS is meant to be the purist’s Panamera (and yes, such a thing does exist: the Panamera is an amazing piece of kit, even at that size). It uses the un-blown 4.8-litre V8 with a bunch of tweaks to take outputs to 430bhp: 70bhp shy of the Turbo, but one hopes a little more responsive.
So, Sound Symposer. It takes noise from between the air intake and the first throttle valve and plays that actual noise into the cabin via a little membrane in the A-pillar. No phoney synthesised sounds here, just the real rush. It’s all in the name of helping the driver understand the dynamic environment (which Google Translate tells us means ‘just how bleedin’ on it’ he is), while allowing the car to pass drive-by noise tests. And it gets a big ‘like’ from us.