SwitchPath™ Exhaust System by AWE Tuning®. The SwitchPath™ Exhaust sets a new standard. Beyond the hand crafted detail that is standard for every AWE Tuning Performance Exhaust, this one packs a little something special. In other words, exhaust volume is civil when you want it, and quite disobedient when you’re in the mood.
- Designed and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning
- Crafted from T304 stainless steel
- No CEL with full system or straight pipes
- German Engineered control valves
- CNC machined V-Band connections
- One piece, full bolt on system means easy and reversible installation
- Programming optimized for R8 engine characteristics
AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ technology responds to the exhaust valve commands sent from your ECU, dependent on your throttle input and M-Sport button setting. This means that the AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Exhaust will transform from a sophisticated “Touring” note to an aggressive “Track” note with the touch of the M-Sport button or throttle position.
AWE Tuning provides options for virtually every taste:
Resonated SwitchPath™ Exhaust with your stock downpipes: This is the most sophisticated of the lot, while still announcing that you’ve arrived. Aggressive when you want it, yet refined at part throttle and highway speeds. This exhaust brings out the natural tone of the motor without compromising neighborhood relations.
Resonated SwitchPath™ Exhaust with your aftermarket downpipes: Your volume is already turned up with your aftermarket downpipes, but chances are you may want a bit more sophistication and refinement without losing the aggressive yell of the twin turbo engine. This is the system that makes de-catted downpipes a bit more suitable for daily usage.
Non-Resonated SwitchPath™ Exhaust with your stock downpipes: This is an aggressive set up, with sharper edges. It announces your entry while still maintaining trademark AWE Tuning sophistication. We recommend this combination for those looking for more full throttle growl from their car, with a slightly higher part-throttle / highway cruising volume.
Non-Resonated SwitchPath™ Exhaust with your aftermarket downpipes: If you have to ask, this isn’t your system.
Exhaust incorporates a proprietary mechanical valve system that controls sound volume: Under part throttle and idle, valves route exhaust gasses through a central muffler, keeping sound tame and drone free. At 3/4 throttle application and more, the valves open and the system is unleashed – going into "straight pipe" mode. An in-cabin mounted electronic SwitchPath™ Remote toggles the mechanical valves between "normal" and "straight pipe mode.
The AWE Tuning No CEL Guarantee on noted AWE Tuning products protects against the appearance of Check Engine Lights when products are installed properly and used as intended, on vehicles with no additional modifications with the exception of other AWE Tuning products intended to work with that product.
AWE Tuning® is a world's leader in performance engineering for the leaders of luxury. The brand has merged decades of rigorous engineering and peerless craftsmanship behind supersports and race cars to create award-winning, hand-crafted performance exhausts and intake works of art. With an ongoing stream of firsts in comfort and safety, the brand also offers the finest handpicked collections of premium upgrades, including suspension, braking, wheels, and many more. AWE Tuning's mission is to provide you with uncompromising quality, impressive performance and a breath-taking sound that meet outstanding everyday practicality. Fabricated using the state-of-the-art CAD tools and the CNC machine and rigorously tested at every stage of development, AWE Tuning products offer reliability, power, tone and effectiveness that are extremely hard to beat.