Racing yellow Porsche in the mountains above Monaco

What do you get when you start up the engine of a Porsche 991.II Carrera S, tap the exhaust button and drive out from Monaco to a few nice mountain roads nearby? A lot of noise, because the sports exhaust of the Porsche 991.2 Carrera S is a checkbox in the options list you don’t want to leave blank. And I do not see a reason why you would not have it – it belongs there.

The new Porsche 991.2 sounds great. Surely the new turbocharged engine has changed the sound, first thing I noticed was a jet-like sound when the turbos spool up. If you want it to be silent you leave that exhaust button alone, and if you want to drive a popcorn machine that crackles and pops and gurgles, you – to quote my own words – “Popcorn. Quick acceleration let go of the gas pedal and enjooooy”. Then heads are turning and smiles are widening.

Of course it could be louder – just a little, you know. Especially when you drive behind supercars in the tunnels it is easy to feel a sting of envy.

The Popcorn Race

Facelift Porsche 991

Porsche 991 yellow

French Riviera sunset

Porsche 991.2 yellow

Yellow Porsche 911

I found a nice location to do a photo shoot, I mean the views… The French Riviera never disappoints me, it is starting to feel like home. The more I spend time there the more I love it. Thanks for a great gallery to share, Escape on Wheels!

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Written by Sara Norris
I'm Sara - a petrolhead, journalist, blogger, and photographer - with a passion for exploring the world's greatest driving roads in the best driver's cars. I'm the founder and CEO of the luxury driving tour company Colcorsa. At Colcorsa we create for our customers bespoke driving tours – an exclusive supercar driving experience on some of the best driving roads in Europe, in your dream performance car or classic car.