February 19, 2019 2 min read
Akrapovič has developed exquisitely crafted performance exhaust systems for some of the world’s most iconic supercars…From the V12 might of the Lamborghini Aventador, to the twin-turbo power of a 991.2 Turbo S – each system is the result of a painstaking development process. But it doesn’t end with supercars.
VW were so impressed by the quality of Akrapovič’s aftermarket exhaust systems that they are now offering a titanium sports exhaust as an official dealer-only option on new Golf 7Rs. A direct replacement for the stock cat-back set-up, it’s manufactured from the same ultra-lightweight, high-grade titanium as Akrapovič’s aftermarket systems.
We were intrigued to see what the official Akrapovič Golf 7R system was like, it was only natural that we fitting one to our own demo car. A quick inspection revealed that the levels of fit and finish are exemplary.
Beautifully finished and significantly lighter than the OEM system, the Akrapovič produces a deeply sonorous note that really improves the sound of the 2.0T engine; lively and sporty when you want it to be, but with no drone or unwanted noise at cruising speeds – the perfect addition to the highly capable Golf R.
This car also benefitted from the Akrapovič sports cat downpipe, which frees up a significant restriction. Available as an aftermarket-only addition from PERON Distribution, this high-quality stainless steel Sports-cat Downpipe/Link Pipe delivers +7.8hp, +14.6Nm and saves 1.1kgs. It can be used with the stock exhaust system or the Akrapovič system and offers an improved sound, but with no drone.
The Akrapovič titanium Golf 7R sports exhaust system is available exclusively as an optional dealer extra on new Golf 7Rs. The Akrapovič Sports-cat Downpipe/Link Pipe is available from our dealer network priced at £1848. Click here to find out more.