Most GT2 drivers will agree that the stock sound tone and volume leaves a lot to be desired on this extreme sports car. While leaving idle and part throttle volume civil for daily driver chores, AWE addressed full throttle volume and overall tone. This muffler not only achieves a slightly louder WOT volume with an exotic tone, it also unleashes considerable power due to it being a 3.0" straight through design. The OE muffler uses ~2.5" tubing and the internal construction is a baffled style.
The stock 600 cell catalytic converters are quite heavy and restrictive, and AWE's 200 cell German made HJS cats are another reason how this exhaust system is able to unlock considerable power. Even though AWE catalysts are lower cell count, they feature an expensive rare metal coating that produces excellent catalytic action and keeps the Check Engine Light from illuminating on the instrument cluster.
The OE muffler can and tips are Titanium for weight savings, while improving sound and performance to not sacrifice the value of low system weight. In fact, the weight of the OE GT2 exhaust set a benchmark that resulted in AWE releasing a new generation of mufflers for all 996 and 997 turbo Porsche exhausts. AWE approached the challenge with a clean slate and their engineering department was able to consolidate what normally is housed in two muffler cans into just one.
AWE mufflers have earned praise from owners and the press alike, due to their unique "Jekyll and Hyde" personality. AWE spent considerable time and effort during development to achieve remarkable civility when idling and crusing at part throttle, while also producing a war-cry wail when full throttle is applied. These mufflers are like bespoke suits: each is hand made utilizing only the finest casing and packing materials, and they command respect without calling unwanted attention to themselves. Sophisticated, refined, and powerful, all at once.
As with all AWE Tuning ® exhaust products, each TIG weld is hand finished internally, only butt-welded junctions are used, and flange openings are size matched to their ports, all to produce the smoothest flow possible. It is this intensive attention to detail that sets AWE Tuning ® exhaust products heads and shoulders above the rest.
Please note, this exhaust system is for racing use only.