When you buy a new Porsche it’s pretty easy to quickly add on additional expenses in options, lots of them. Should you get the bigger wheels? Do you need leather wrapped air condition vents? What about deviated stitching on your seats? Seriously, the options can seem literally limitless. However, there are certain performance and visual options that most people seriously consider. One of those is the Porsche Sports Exhaust option or PSE for short (currently around $3,000 on the 911).
By now, I’m sure most of you are familiar with it, but if you’re not, Porsche first introduce the system in 2009. Since then, it’s changed little other than some external visual modifications. Basically, the system consists of an exhaust flap on each main silencer that’s activated by the engine’s electronic control system. Once activated, the system varies the sound of the exhaust as a function of engine load, speed and road speed.
But is it Worth It?
Here to answer that question for us is none other than YouTube’s Nick Murray. Nick took his 991 C4S (without PSE) and compared it against his friends’ 991 C4S equipped with PSE. While we don’t necessarily agree with all that Nick has to say, we do agree that his C4S without PSE appears wider due to the tail-pipe configuration.
What do you think? Is it worth the extra $3,000?