The debate as to whether the car loses its characterful powertrain in this iteration versus how smaller capacity force-inducted engines are necessary for the survival of the sports car as we know them today is one for the ages.
The benefits of added horsepower and torque are welcome, 20hp and 60Nm to be exact, not to mention the 8-litres/100km claimed economy figures, but time will tell whether it was a worthwhile trade-off.
In the video below, however, Porsche very professionally explains some new changes they’ve made to the car’s aerodynamics and, of course, powertrain. All set to the backdrop of a new 2016 911 (Type 991.2) driving along a scenic, almost Martian, landscape.
Importantly, we hear the new turbo flat-six work its aural magic. But does it holds its own against a legacy of very vocally-endowed ancestors? You decide.