Slovenian exhaust specialist Akrapovic hosted an exclusive event at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal. The manufacturer of performance exhaust systems teamed up with the circuit and the racing school to offer us the option to experience their products, high quality exhaust systems.
The vehicles of the racing school were used for the experience and each one was outfitted with an Akrapovic exhaust system. The line-up included a Porsche 911 GT3 (FL), Porsche 911 Carrera S, 2010 Nissan GT-R, BMW E92 M3 and BMW X6 M. Other participants were also allowed to enter the challenging track with their sports cars. There was only one rule; the vehicle had to be outfitted with an Akrapovic exhaust system.
When GTspirit.com visited the track the line-up of vehicles included an additional member. A Ferrari 458 Italia was added to the grid. The prancing horse is the first ever 458 to be outfitted with a slip-on exhaust system from Akrapovic. The same vehicle was used at the Essen Motor Show 2010 and shown in the introduction video. The sound production of the new exhaust is a major improvement over the stock exhaust. The screaming V8 is music to anybody’s ears. For those of you who have not seen the video yet, you can press play below.
Akrapovic is new in the world of sports cars. Their extensive heritage in the world of motorcycles has been used to establish the brand in motorsports and performance sports car. It has built a reputation for being a leader in the field of motorcyclces, one built on the application of the very best in design, technology, and materials, especially the use of titanium, stainless steel, and carbon fiber.
The Akrapovic Driving Experience is unique in the world of aftermarket exhausts. The launch event attracted eighty leading journalists, customers, and dealers from around the world to the famous Portimao Circuit on May 9th and 10th. A team of Akrapovic R&D staff explained the technicalities of the Akrapovic systems that improve performance, handling, and sound. The package is a combination noticeably more power, better handling from reduced weight, spine-tingling sound, and the use of titanium and carbon fiber materials.
The driving center in Portimao is just the beginning. The specialist would love to establish similar setups in the USA, Northern Europe and China.
For those of you that would love to hear the soundtrack of the Akrapovic exhausts underneath one of the cars, just click one of the links below and check out each single post:
Please let us know your favorite in the comment box below. For those of you that would like to experience the exhaust systems from Akrapovic, the racing school at Portimao circuit hosts the Akrapovic Driving Experience. By contacting them, you will be able to organize a day driving the hostest sports cars with an improved sound track and do not forget to ask for instructor José Monroy and tell him that you are a GTspirit.com daily reader.