Listen to the new Porsche 911 R howl at the 2016 Soundnacht

Another year passes where we haven’t been able to make it out to the Porsche Museum for Soundnacht, the annual extravaganza that sees some of Zuffenhausen’s finest cars old and new fired up for the aural delight of the expectant crowd.

For the 2016 event, Porsche 911 fans didn’t leave disappointed as a tantalising collection of flat sixes roared into life, led by the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR’s ferocious bark.

Following the 3.0-litre RSR came the Porsche 911 SC that Walter Röhrl used in the 1981 San Remo Rally (challenging for victory) before ‘Moby Dick’, the famous longtail Porsche 935 campaigned in 1978 took to the stage for its starring moment.


Alongside a number of other iconic Stuttgart racing cars (including the Porsche 804 Formula One car used to win the 1962 French Grand Prix), the crowd also got to listen to the new Porsche 911 R – resplendent in the unusual British Racing Green – play its sonorous tune.

The real star of the 2016 Porsche Soundnacht however was this year’s Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, the first time Weissach’s latest LMP1 contender has barked into life at the Museum’s celebration of engine sound.

Thankfully for those of us who missed out on joining the audience for this incredible evening, Porsche’s latest video lets us enjoy the sounds of the above Neunelfers (and a number of other Zuffenhausen sports cars). And, once you’ve finished

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