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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and Audi R8 ownership.

I traded in a 2020 911 Carrera S Cabriolet which I owned and enjoyed for a few years before trading in and buying a brand new 2022 R8 Performance Spyder Quattro. This is my first supercar and my first time owning a V10 engine. This thing is brilliant.

I want to know what experiences people have with aftermarket exhausts for this model?

I had very aggressive exhaust on my 911, frankly too aggressive, and I want something a bit less intense for my R8. Something that sounds bad ass but doesn't drone.

Thanks again if anybody can give some advice, or point me to a place where such discussions are already happening.
 

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Congrats on your R8 - you have purchased an amazing car!!!

You don't like the stock exhaust in sport mode?

I thought the 2022 came with an Akrapovic or something like that from the factory stock - I know Audi doesn't badge it as Akrapovic.

How many miles have you put on it? Your exhaust will break in (get louder) after you put some miles on it.
 

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Congrats on the new car and I will follow this thread as I am sure I will inevitably want to do something to my V10 R8 in the near future, even though I take delivery tomorrow. I too am going to it from a 2020 992 911 4S so looking forward to a world of difference.
 

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Congrats on your R8 - you have purchased an amazing car!!!

You don't like the stock exhaust in sport mode?

I thought the 2022 came with an Akrapovic or something like that from the factory stock - I know Audi doesn't badge it as Akrapovic.

How many miles have you put on it? Your exhaust will break in (get louder) after you put some miles on it.
Thank you. I do like it, but I want to unleash it a bit more.

And I would HIGHLY doubt that Audi's stock exhaust is Akrapovic. Where did you get that information?
 

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I have an FI valved exhaust on mine and it's perfect. Not too loud with the valves closed and the perfect volume and pitch when valves are open. More importantly, has a great refined tone.
 

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Have you checked out the Exhaust section of the forum? At the top, there are some stickies, which are a good place to get oriented. There's a list of systems on one thread, and another on measuring sound levels. I found them a good place to start getting oriented on what's out there.



A valved system is going to give you the best of both worlds, if you want to go from quiet to screaming loud. Topgear is highly rated and not too hard on the wallet. If money is no object, there are all sorts of options. Capristo, Fabspeed, and Armytryx come to mind as other systems people say lots of nice things about.
 

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I just had the Topgear valved exhaust installed a couple of weeks ago. It took me several months to decide between the numerous manufacturers out there. I was concerned that I was cheaping out by buying the topgear and was hesitant to buy it because the cost seemed to low compared to the other front runners. Alex at Top Gear convinced me of the quality and I pulled the trigger. Here is what the shop said (completely unsolicited) that installed the exhaust for me

" . . . , we were all very impressed with the system. Beautiful welds. Very high quality and appears to be worth every penny and at the 1/3rd of the cost for a Capristo system . . . "

This shop has installed several different manufacturers exhausts on R8's including the Capristo.
 

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message Alex @ Avior. Hes a vendor here. I just did the Non res x-pipe on my 22. Im super happy with it so far. Noisy on cold start and wot , but not over the top when cruising on the highway.
 

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Another one to check out is Avior. I have fitted a resonated one to my Gen1 V8 and like it quite a bit. At first I was worried it was too loud, but after a few heat cycles, it has mellowed a bit and is really tickling my fancy. They offer a valved version for your car. Hopefully someone here can provide some first hand experience with the valved one for you. The only reason I didn't recommend them right off was because I was thinking they only had a straight pipe for the V10, and it seemed you wanted something quieter, but then I remembered they offer a valved one for the later cars.

 

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message Alex @ Avior. Hes a vendor here. I just did the Non res x-pipe on my 22. Im super happy with it so far. Noisy on cold start and wot , but not over the top when cruising on the highway.
And it looks like we were typing at the same time - LOL! Alex was super helpful for me, and I'd do it again. I also got mine ceramic coated. Huge difference in heat from what I've read.
 
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Be prepared to be recommended every brand. Basically people are going to recommend what they have.

I'm in the same boat and looking for an exhaust system. Cant hear all of these in person unfortunately. Loud does not equate to better. I'm after a refined sound that is louder than stock. In fact the sports oem exhaust is quite nice under acceleration. My problem with it is it quietens down when you let off the throttle. So I find myself driving like a madman to get exotic tones. I want an aftermarket that will give me exotic tones in normal driving speeds without being obnoxiously loud and wake the dead up. I'm looking at Larini, Kline inconel and Tubi exhausts.
 

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Disclaimer: I have a V8 but I believe the same general guidelines apply.

  1. Decide on the tone (higher or lower). That gets rid of a whole bunch no matter how you pick.
  2. Valved or Not valved. There is usually not a heap of difference at low rpms, but at higher rpms, a significant difference (at least in my Armytrix, valved Titanium exhaust).
  3. "Throaty"/ "Rich" or "Tingy" (sort of a more subtle version of above). That will get you down to just a few left...
  4. Go to car show because the online sound NEVER does it justice.
If you want to hear about 40 different exhausts all at once: (turn up your speakers)
 
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Heads up on the Avior. I did before and after dyno with my car using the non-resonated x-pipe. Same dyno, same shop, same conditions. Had an overall hp/tq loss of around 5hp/3tq. It did sound good though.
 

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message Alex @ Avior. Hes a vendor here. I just did the Non res x-pipe on my 22. Im super happy with it so far. Noisy on cold start and wot , but not over the top when cruising on the highway.
Avior seems interesting. Did you go nonvalved stainless steel or titanium? And how is the drone?
 

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I have a Gen 1 gated V8 and have listened to a lot of exhaust here. I like Rev9, Capristo, ArmyTrix, and I personally have Larini on mine. I don't really think you can go wrong with any exhaust that's been recommended above.
 
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