Aftermarket exhausts are large in number, and finding the right one can be a tedious task. Some aren’t loud enough, some are too loud, some reduce power and performance, and some simply sound rubbish. Often, aftermarket performance exhausts can be too loud (yes, that is a thing), especially when you’re trying to drive home in the early hours of the morning without waking up your entire suburb, or when you’re trying to avoid drawing the attention of any revenue seeking cops. Akrapovic, a company renowned for making absolutely spectacular exhausts, has now come up with a solution to the problem, and it sounds (if you pardon the pun) absolutely fantastic.
Nowadays, wireless technology is abundant, and so it is about time that we see it in the aftermarket performance sector. Akrapovic has released a product called, rather unoriginally, the “Akrapovic Sound Kit”. The name explains a lot. Installed on your vehicle with a compatible exhaust, the device allows you to control the characteristics of your exhaust. Simply connect your exhaust system to the device, or to a smartphone equipped with the designated app, and you’ll be able to choose between the basic exhaust note, or one which has a much fuller and sportier tone to it. The difference between the two modes is substantial, and so one minute you could be driving a car with the equivalent noise of a Volkswagen Polo, and the next moment, you’ll be bringing music to the ears of the entire city as the full potential of your sports system comes into effect. Have a look at the video to see what I mean!
Does something like this sound exactly like what you want? Well, then you’d be glad to know that here at Active Motorwerke Australia, we offer a wide variety of performance and aesthetic enhancements to give yourself the performance edge! Give us a ring or send us an email for more information!
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