Unlike other systems on the market, the AWE Tuning R8 V10 SwitchPath Exhaust is bespoke for the V10 engine, and not just a repurposed R8 V8 system. Designed with the unique sound characteristics of the 5.2L V10 in mind, hundreds of hours of development and sound tuning were invested to unlock the perfect combination of exhaust tone, sound volume and practicality.
This is an unmatched piece of Performance Engineering.
Beyond the hand-crafted detail that is standard for every AWE Tuning Performance Exhaust, this one packs a little something special: The R8 V10 SwitchPath Exhaust incorporates a proprietary mechanical valve system that controls sound volume:
In ??Normal?? mode, the system??s valves are controlled by throttle position, while in ??Straight Pipe Mode?? the system gets aggressive from the start (ideal for racing and track usage).
In addition to our valve system, our SwitchPath exhaust is civilized at idle and part throttle because we use small 2 ?ÌÎå«ÌÎÌ¢" tubing for the idle and part throttle flow path. Further, the compact mufflers you see in the photos are outfitted with a double layer of OE grade stainless steel wool and composite acoustical wrap, and a carefully chosen internal perforation pattern. While the mufflers are small in size, coupled with the small diameter exit tubing on that channel and our h-pipe balance section, a sweet, higher pitched exotic sound is produced that tends to be much more naturally pleasing to the ear.