This $3,800 Bluetooth Speaker Is Made From a Porsche 911 GT3 Exhaust

Chris Perkins, Mack Hogan
Photo credit: Porsche Design

From Popular Mechanics

The Porsche 911 GT3 is easily one of the best-sounding new cars on sale today, courtesy of its maniacal 9000-rpm flat-six. Porsche Design thinks it can translate some of that auditory joy to a Bluetooth Speaker, which it's selling for €3500 ($3831).

It's easy to dismiss this as purely a gimmick, but the GT3 exhaust is actually functional. It uses the rear silencer and twin exhaust as resonators that Porsche Design says creates a deeper sound. We'd have to hear a comparison to see if that's really true, but let's be honest, even if the exhaust didn't do anything, the speaker just looks cool.

As you'd expect from any piece of modern hi-fi equipment, the 911 Soundbar has Bluetooth, analog, coaxial and optical inputs. It also puts out a healthy 200 watts of sound, which is more than plenty for any room. Don't expect to use it on the move, though—the speaker weighs about 40 pounds.

Is it expensive? Absolutely, especially considering you can get a solid Bluetooth speaker for a fraction of that price. Hell, Porsche will even sell you a smaller 911 exhaust-themed Bluetooth speaker for $575. But if you want your Porsche obsession to be as loud and obvious as possible, only the best will do.

Source: Roadshow

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