I agree but Porsche redesigned and lightened the exhaust system which more than compensated. I just hope this is an engineering challenge which Ferrari et al will deal with. Don't get me wrong sound is important but IMHO engine note peaked with Challenge Stradale. If sound is more important than performance buy a CS. I thought the fear was that performance would be compromised but that has not happened with F8 engine.As far as I'm concerned if the engine sounds OK and performance not diminished it is just progress.