In this latest chapter of a video series produced by Porsche discussing Taycan development, we meet Active Sound Design manager Tobias Hillers, a lifelong Porsche fan himself. As a kid, he learned to recognize the distinct sound of a Porsche 911. Decades later as a Porsche employee, he was given the task of creating a recognizable but still unique “engine sound” for the Taycan.
Although it’s artificial, a tremendous amount of time and passion went into this. In short, he had to invent a way for electric Porsche vehicles to sound like Porsches. That signature sound couldn’t be ditched entirely, but rather had to be reimagined for an EV era.