The short and sweet of it is that this muffler, like all AWE mufflers, went through a rigorous development period where we ironed out some odd sounds that this engine can make when uncorked.
The secret is a straight through design passing inside chambered areas and branching into a balance pipe. This design really smoothed out the random pops, burbles, and raspiness and produces a very sweet and full-bodied voice.
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 at part throttle cruising, while also producing a war-cry wail when full throttle is applied. AWE 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.
AWE was also careful not to compromise power output gain with this fine tuning, and despite the extra sound control, maximum power gains were maintained. We are really pleased with the results all the way around.
Fitment is bolt on, construction is 14 and 16 gauge T304 and T321 stainless steel throughout, all tubes are one piece mandrel bent, and the OEM tips can be reused, or you can opt for AWE dual 3" polished or diamond black stainless beveled wall tips.
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.
Their exhaust systems are handbuilt works of art, are award winning, and are what your Porsche deserves.