Akrapovič at Autosport 2019
January 14, 2019
PERON pulls out all the stops at this year’s Autosport International.
The world’s biggest and best motorsport show has once again delivered a thrilling four days at the NEC, and PERON was proud to represent Akrapovič. Autosport International brings together the great and the good, from F1 stars, to youngsters just starting out in the sport; if you’re into motorsport in any form, then this is the place to be.
Following a long association with some of the world’s most successful motorsport teams, including, Aston Martin Racing, Audi Sport and BMW Motorsport, Akrapovič is well placed to showcase their range of high-end, titanium and stainless steel exhaust solutions for road cars.
For 2019, we commissioned a whole new stand to take advantage of our prime spot in the new Performance and Tuning Car Show, and what better way to make an impression than with two very different, but equally stunning cars from our dealers.
Regal Autosport’s stealthy grey Huracan LP610-4 has been commissioned to demonstrate a range of high-end tuning options available, including the sublime Slip-On titanium exhaust system from Akrapovič. This ultra-lightweight system not only delivers more power and torque (19.4hp and 21.7Nm), but it also saves significant weight (20.5kg). But there’s more: because that raucous 5.2-litre V10 now emits the most incredible howl when you bury the throttle, yet is refined and civilised with no drone for day-to-day driving.
However, this is no ordinary Huracan. This one has been installed with a VF800 supercharger package, which transforms the V10 from fast to truly ballistic. With an extra 200bhp, acceleration is savage, yet delivered in a pleasingly linear fashion. A performance exhaust system was a must and the exquisitely engineered Akrapovič is the perfect partner to the VF800 installation. Click HERE to discover more.
While the Huracan definitely stole the show, our other vehicle received almost as much attention.
The BMW M2 Competition belongs to one of our newest dealers, Speed Ministry. As you may be aware, the Competition is quite different to the stock M2, which meant that the current Akrapovič system was not compatible and so a totally new system was developed. After some negotiation with the team at Akrapovič HQ, we managed to persuade them to send us a pre-production prototype M2 Competition system.
With impeccable fit and finish, complemented by the new style carbon tailpipes and high gloss carbon rear diffuser, this brand new set-up looked absolutely stunning on the car. As a prototype system, no performance figures are currently available but you can expect significant gains in both horsepower and torque. You will also likely experience a 45% reduction in weight over the OEM part.
Pre-orders are now open for the M2 Competition system – which is available as a Slip-On Line or full Evolution system. Click HERE to find your nearest Akrapovič dealer for more information.
With two trade/media days and a very busy weekend open to the public, we were blown away by the response from show-goers. With a large number of enquiries for a wide range of makes and models of performance cars, Autosport was a great way for us to kick off 2019.
We’d like to thank everyone who supported us at Autosport, especially Regal Autosport and Speed Ministry, for supplying the cars, as well as CLP Automotive and Litchfield for all of their help with the stand. We look forward to making 2019 another highly successful year for PERON and Akrapovič.