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QuickSilver Active Titan Exhaust. The British built monster for your R8 Gen 1 & II

Greetings R8 Talk!

We’re often receiving calls and emails from forum members regarding our Gen II Active Titan Exhaust, so I’ve put all the information in one place for your review.

Construction


QuickSilver Titans are a Titanium / Stainless hybrid. Why a hybrid system? – Because it gives you the best of everything!

- Titanium Silencer: Serious weight saving and stunning resonance

- T304 Stainless tubing and bracketry for strength and durability

- CNC flanges

- Plug-and-play active valves (wireless control modules are also available for earlier models without exhaust button)

- Designed and manufactured in house, exclusively in Great Britain. Tested Worldwide.

Weight Saving

- 54% weight saving over OE. Stock = 82lbs / QS = 38lbs.

AU389A R8 V10 Plus Active Ex Titan Sport.jpg

Sound and Silencer Design Explained

One of our criticisms of the R8’s stock exhaust is that it sounds too ‘dry’. There is minimal resonant sustain within the OE system and we worked tirelessly to create a ‘wetter’, full bodied soundtrack with unrivalled tone throughout the rev range.

We re-wrote the R8 rulebook to achieve this by designing an X-pipe pressure exchanger with a trick up its sleeve – our asymmetric balance pipe. The balance pipe produces the automotive equivalent of a flanger effect for your R8. The signals from each bank are mixed by the X-pipe and played in unison by the tail pipes. The balance pipe then allows a minute (circa > 10 millisecond) displacement of a portion of the audio signal. This creates a variable time-delayed copy of the X-Pipe exhaust note; resulting in a thick, ‘doubled up’ soundtrack with greatly accentuated peaks and troughs.

The X-Pipe + Balance pipe combination creates a rich symphonic soundtrack with punchy lows, thick mid-range resonance, and crisp highs with pops, bangs and crackles reminiscent of a firework display. And don’t just take my word for it! Our development car was borrowed by Sounding Sweet – the recording specialists who provide the automotive soundtracks to all your favourite videogames and movies. They described the QuickSilver R8 as “The best sounding car we’ve ever recorded” – and their roster is extensive!

Hearing is believing so please check out our customer-submitted R8 Gen II Compilation below. A special thanks to the forum members who have sent in footage.


Our Titan Sport systems (valved and non-valved) are also available for all Gen 1 R8's. We'll follow up with more video shortly!
 
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how does this compare in loudness to your first rendition of the gen 2 r8 exhaust?
Our Gen II R8 Systems have always followed the same internal design. X-Pipe, asymmetric balance pipe and Titanium silencers.
 
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Is the exhaust in your first post the same exhaust as in this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rZDcXA8VkQ
Yes indeed! This is the QuickSilver AU389A Active Titan as fitted to Archie Hamilton's R8. The same system is installed on every car in the compilation video in my first post.
 
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More footage back from San Francisco of a QuickSilver-equipped R8 V10 RWS. Enjoy!


Owner is @deecarguy on Instagram
 

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I have one of these on my '14 R8 V10+ and I love it! Definitely close to F1 sounding with valves open and WOT!! I can't get enough of driving the car with this exhaust!!
 

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I have one of these on my '14 R8 V10+ and I love it! Definitely close to F1 sounding with valves open and WOT!! I can't get enough of driving the car with this exhaust!!
Got any video clips?!
 

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I'm still working on putting a video together that'll have before and after revs, then some drive by's hopefully. But GMP did the install and shot a quick little video of before and after....(granted their audio isn't the greatest)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-zPwRVHZg
 
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I have one of these on my '14 R8 V10+ and I love it! Definitely close to F1 sounding with valves open and WOT!! I can't get enough of driving the car with this exhaust!!
Delighted to hear you're loving your QuickSilver R8 Exhaust :) Keep us updated with any video.
 

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Just bought myself a 2017 V10 Plus ... do you have a list of recommended fitters? Based in South West UK.


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RE Performance in Swindon - They are an official QS dealer and Ricky knows R8s inside out
 

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Thanks Jake


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We know Ricky @ REP well. Here's some previous footage from an REP QS Install. I believe the customer is also an R8 Talk member.

If you require any other assistance or advice, please don't hesitate to message me.

 

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Just bought myself a 2017 V10 Plus ... do you have a list of recommended fitters? Based in South West UK.


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My name is Ricky and I run REPerformance in Swindon.

Can I help?

P.S. thanks for the kind words everyone!
 

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I have a recently installed Quicksilver Titansport valved system on my V8
I think with the valves closed it is louder & nicer than stock but not much so quite subtle
But with the valves open... WOW! Sounds sensational! The V8 isn't a musical engine like a Ferarri or Maserati, it is an angry sounding thing more like a NASP C63 and this exhaust makes it sound like the arrival of the apocolypse!
It gets a lot of attention and is loud. If you want an improvement in volume and sound without the volume amped right up Quicksilver do a quieter non valved version - but with the valves you have best of both worlds - when I leave in the morning early I make it quiet... when I'm playful later I stick it in loud!
I'm loving it! Thanks Quicksilver +++++++
 
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Re: QuickSilver Active Titan Exhaust. The British built monster for your R8 Gen 1 & I

I have a recently installed Quicksilver Titansport valved system on my V8
I think with the valves closed it is louder & nicer than stock but not much so quite subtle
But with the valves open... WOW! Sounds sensational! The V8 isn't a musical engine like a Ferarri or Maserati, it is an angry sounding thing more like a NASP C63 and this exhaust makes it sound like the arrival of the apocolypse!
It gets a lot of attention and is loud. If you want an improvement in volume and sound without the volume amped right up Quicksilver do a quieter non valved version - but with the valves you have best of both worlds - when I leave in the morning early I make it quiet... when I'm playful later I stick it in loud!
I'm loving it! Thanks Quicksilver +++++++
Delighted to hear you're loving your new QuickSilver Exhaust. Give us a shout if you get any video :)

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Thought we'd update this with another excellent customer submitted review of the exhaust. This time from Supercar Advocates in Australia on a stunning RWS.

- Install

- Cabin and exterior drive-by

- valves open vs valves closed

- stock vs QS

 
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Thought we'd check-in and update the thread with some lovely new video to demonstrate the QuickSilver howl!

This time from owner and forum user Danny P.

Enjoy!

 

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I'll be installing mine next week
 
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