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Saab 9-3 Turbo X Exhaust Sound: Stock vs. Hirsch

Saab 9-3 Turbo X Exhaust

Modern performance and sports cars sound less “sporty” than ever. The worst “crime” in the automotive world after fake vents, fake brake discs, fake performance badges, and fake turbo sounds.

So, for example, Porsche decided to spend a millions in developing a system that ads weight merely to make a car sound better. Then, BMW develops a soundtrack for the exhaust system (F10 BMW M5, the sound system plays a high-quality exterior recording of the engine noise through the speakers), and for example Ford intentionally added non-essential exhaust plumbing to the Mustang so it sounds aggressive…

Saab’s cars have always had a good, distinctive sporty sound of the exhaust system. In the following video you can see and hear the difference between the sound of the factory exhaust system and Hirsch Performance exhaust – in both cases it is the Saab 9-3 Turbo X:

In both cases we have a very good, recognizable Turbo X sound (First we hear the factory exhaust, and then in the second part it is Hirsch sound), except that Hirsch Performance exaust is a little deeper and  a bit more powerful sound. In any case, according to many, this is the best sounding Saab ever.