On any list of items you really don’t have to own, the Porsche 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro is right up there with a Triceratops skull. It’s an impractical purchase but you really wouldn’t complain if it were sitting in your home.
The drawbacks of owning an actual dinosaur are obvious. The drawbacks of a speaker, even one made by Porsche Design, are a little less so. Well, this one is made from the exhaust system of a Porsche 992 GT3. It looks spectacular, but moving it around or installing it will be a pain in the neck. Plus, do you call an audio specialist or a mechanic if it breaks?
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The Porsche 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro is actually a serious bit of audio gear, even discounting the exhaust system. The 300-watt soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD. Apple Airplay 2 and Chromecast support are baked in, as is Spotify Connect. Streaming to the 2.1.2 virtual surround speaker is perfectly possible.
The speaker uses a Bluetooth 5.0 connection but also includes 4K-compatible HDMI ports so you can crank the sound on your Fast and Furious marathon the way it absolutely should be watched. Dom Toretto would certainly give you a grave nod if he saw this audio setup beneath your TV.
It might be a plan to consult an engineer before buying one. The Porsche 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro weighs in at 65kg, which is… heavy… for a Bluetooth speaker. But that’s fine because it matches the price.
Want one? You can hit up Porsche Design to be put on the list for one of the limited-to-500 speakers. It’ll cost you R220,000 ($12,000) to own one. If you’re already rocking one of the cars, though, or see one unattended in a parking lot, it’s probably not that hard to build your own. Right?