AUDI R8 V8 4.2 FSI – EXHAUST SYSTEM (INCL. REMOTE)
It’s hard to say something bad about the R8, except maybe that it’s a bit underpowered compared to some of the other exotics it was meant to compete with.
Well, you could also say that as a consequence of that, it also suffers from a relatively boring exhaust note that doesn’t even come close to matching the exterior character of the car.
Luckily, CAPRISTO has developed this valved exhaust system which was specifically designed to unlock power hidden in the 4.2L engine and produce a much more aggressive and characteristic exhaust sound.
CAPRISTO offers this valved exhaust system, which compliments Audi’s “best of both worlds” philosophy by producing an aggressive note under acceleration, but a more civil tone during stop and go driving.
Together with its unique design, this valve exhaust design relieves back pressure during all driving conditions resulting in gains of 8-12 peak horsepower.
A built in limit prevents reaching dangerous pressure levels. There is a control unit for monitoring the back pressure. This control unit provides the ability to individually program the back pressure one would like to have the valves open or close. The portion of back pressure resulting in a loss of performance is filtered out. This way, one can reach the maximum performance.
This sports exhaust system for the Audi R8 V8 combines all advantages in both the lower and higher range of revolutions (rpm), since the back pressure can be exactly controlled to enable the engine to gain the maximum performance.
The programmable control unit features an illuminated display showing all functions in plain text in 3 different languages (German, English and Italian) and provides 3 basic modes to be operated via a remote control, namely:
Cruise mode – the exhaust gas valves open later
Sports mode – the exhaust gas valves open earlier
Open mode – the exhaust gas valves remain open
In both the cruise mode and sport mode, one can individually program when the exhaust gas valves shall open. One big advantage is that the control unit recognizes the driver’s operation characteristics. If the driver accelerates aggressively, this is identified by our device by the kind of back pressure that is generated, and the exhaust gas valves open immediately. Usual acceleration results in a later opening of the exhaust gas valves.
Another great benefit of the R8 V8 system designed by CAPRISTO is that it’s considerably lighter then the factory exhaust, shaving nearly 20 pounds of dead weight from the rear of the car.
CAPRISTO achieved this by using high-grade T309 stainless steel (Close to Inconel properties) throughout the entire system and the entire system is then hand polished to a mirror finish.