When it comes to exhaust notes, I must admit I’m a sucker for V-8s. The older the better. I’m not particularly excited by the sound of the Fiat 8V, but play me any American V-8 soundtrack from the 1960s and early 1970s and I’m a happy chap. However, that doesn’t make me impassive to other engine notes. Some V-12s are equally enchanting to my years, but, from time to time, i do like to absorb the flat stuff. As in boxer engines, the kind Porsche has used since... forever. Its classic flat-12 race engines are outstandingly impressive, but I can’t say no to the mechanical wail of a flat-six. Who could?

I know the beautiful sound emitted by 911 engines is at the top of everyone’s list, but I recently fell in love with the Cayman GTS’ 3.4-liter. Yeah, I’m aware the mill is available with the 911 as well, but it sounds different in the Cayman GTS. Because Porsche magic. Don’t be a doubting Thomas just yet, I have solid proof in the form of a four-minute video in which EVO’s Henry Catchpole drops the hammer in the GTS. Hit the play button, listen to that flat-six do its thing, and let me know if you find it enticing or not in the comments box below.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go get high on some HEMI V-8 noise.


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