The Audi R8 V10 Performance isn’t a car that needs any exhaust upgrading. Its 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 makes an astonishing noise right from the factory. Admittedly, it’s a bit more muted in Europe than it is here, as Euro-spec cars get sound-sucking exhaust particulate filters. Still, even with those filters, the R8 sounds fantastic. It sounds even more exciting, though, with this Quicksilver Titanium exhaust system.
In this new video from Auditography, we get to see an Audi R8 V10 Performance with a few mods, chief of which being the aforementioned exhaust system. That exhaust makes the atmospheric V10 scream far louder than the stock car’s can and adds an earful of pops and bangs. I’m not personally a fan of the latter, as the forced pops and bangs have become exhaustively overdone lately, but they do add some drama and theater to the noise.
Not that the noise needed much drama or theater. Audi’s 5.2 liter V10 screamer makes one of the best noises in the business. With the Quicksilver Titanium exhaust, the V10 creates a spine-tingling mechanical wail that can’t be found on any car without a Lamborghini badge. Sure, it’s a bit extreme but it’s thrilling and fun. Imagine driving that to work everyday?
The car itself has a few other upgrades as well. For instance, KW coilover suspension not only lowers the ride height to give it a better look but likely improves the handling, too. It also gets a very fun purple wrap, which makes the R8 better because purple makes all cars better. Interestingly, the R8 you see in this video is actually a pre-facelift car but was given all of the facelifted R8’s exterior bits. So it looks like the newest Audi R8 facelift, for better or worse.
Not that you needed any reminder of the Audi R8 V10’s noise but this video proves just how great it can sound, when it’s unlocked from its emissions-based shackles.
[Photo by Auditography on Instagram]