Porsche knows that, for some people, it is not enough to drive one of the cars, because there are times when you are at home. There are those who find something terrible, because it is difficult to let everyone know that you own one of the machines in Stuttgart. Fortunately, Porsche Design is there to help, as with these Bluetooth speakers inspired by the exhaust outputs of a 911 GT3 (991).
While you may think that it is just a mere wireless speaker, you would be very wrong, miserable jester, because, clearly, in this particular device music meets the DNA of sports cars. Starting like this, it makes the Jeep speaker seem like a mundane Trasto for the plebs. And while this product is not aimed at the general public, more than one will be excited to get one.
On a technical level, Porsche Design manufactures the outer part of aluminum and finishes it in gloss black. The device is compact, since it is barely 290 millimeters long, 155 mm wide and 120 mm high. The 60-watt system has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to pair with devices up to 10 meters away. An integrated lithium-ion battery provides 24 hours of melodies, and the device supports voice commands.
While this speaker is technically “portable” as Porsche considers it, the configuration still weighs more than 3 kilos very solid and costs 549 euros, which makes it less a speaker to take it to the beach. It also comes with NFC pairing and, if you buy another unit, there is a function in stereo or party mode, whatever makes you more excited. However, the description of the company is worth reading.
On the track, the sound of the Porsche 911 GT3 exhaust system is unmistakable. So are its exits and the surrounding deck, equally distinctive and that now more than a simple functional element, it is also a design feature. Porsche Design has taken the impressive look of the 911 GT3 behind and used the original exhaust pipe cover as a main part of its new 911 Bluetooth speaker. The result: power and sound as impressive as the sound of the engine on the track.
Reading that, one would believe that they are truly using the same part that is present in the German car, which would be great. But you would be wrong, that is not the original exhaust pipe housing, it is just a plastic trapezoid that looks like the actual exhaust pipe housing. So, what we are seeing here is a pair of Bluetooth speakers that cost a peak more than other equivalents are worth because they resemble the exhaust outputs of a 911.