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Akrapovič has launched a new Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust for the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S that takes these cars to awe-inspiring levels of auditory excitement, enhanced performance, and stunning good looks.

Akrapovič has launched a new Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust for the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S that takes these cars to awe-inspiring levels of auditory excitement, enhanced performance, and stunning good looks.

An amazing sound is one of the most desirable factors of this perfectly sculptured system made from ultra-lightweight titanium alloys. The aural pleasure can be regulated with a console button inside the cabin and by the Sound Remote Controller of the optional Akrapovič Sound Kit; these all control an active X-connection in the exhaust system, with an additional pair of exhaust valves behind the rear mufflers. Crafted in Akrapovič’s in-house foundry, the active X-connection has a guided and precisely machined valve flap to alter the tones and deliver optimal acoustic results in all of the car’s modes. When the X-connection valve is open, the exhaust system delivers a more continuous, smooth, and harmonic sound for a more comfortable ride, and in closed mode the acoustics have been maximised to give the cars a pure sporty and intense muscle-car V8 roar. The valve regulator has been meticulously calculated and tuned for these cars to produce the exact tolerance between forceful audio tones and a sporty growl, leaving no compromise on comfort and aural enjoyment. It is not just a simple on-and-off switch, but a complex and intelligent combination that Akrapovič has engineered to enhance the driver’s experience without any negative drone or unwanted sound effects.

The Evolution Line also adds performance to these already thrilling cars, taking them to further levels of adrenalin-fuelled enjoyment. Handling is improved through the huge weight savings offered by the ultra-lightweight system. An incredible 46.1% reduction in weight over stock will decrease mass and add to the whole sensation of the car. To complement the lower weight, the power increases by over 13 hp at 2,550 rpm and continues to deliver gains throughout the entire rev range, and torque is increased by 36.2 Nm at 2,300 rpm, again providing constant improvements as the revs rise, making the Evolution Line a true high-performance exhaust system.

The Evolution Line directly replaces the existing performance exhaust, so there is no need to remap the ECU or add any other parts. It is ECE type approved and is a simple plug-and-play installation. Visual appeal is also increased with the flawlessly hand-crafted carbon-fibre tailpipes, which add a stunning finish and hint at the enhanced performance and sound that the Akrapovič Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust can unleash. This is an exhaust that will take the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S to greater levels of sensory gratification and intensify the enjoyment of these cars on a totally new plane.

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Akrapovič has added four stunning accompaniments to its range of Evolution Line and Slip-On Line exhaust systems and components for the BMW M3 and M4 models with the launch of new carbon fibre accessories to enhance the appearance of the whole car.

Akrapovič has added four stunning accompaniments to its range of Evolution Line and Slip-On Line exhaust systems and components for the BMW M3 and M4 models with the launch of new carbon fibre accessories to enhance the appearance of the whole car.

Beautifully created with high-quality hand-made carbon fibre, the rear diffuser is a visual delight that adds a sporty and aggressive finish to the rear of the car and shows the tailpipes off to their exceptional best. Available in a high-gloss of matte finish, these highly desirable diffusers make a perfect match for the carbon fibre mirror caps.

Also made from impeccably laid carbon fibre, the mirror caps are an eye-catching addition that enhances and complements the stylish lines of both cars. Available in the matte or high-gloss finish to match the diffuser, the mirror caps make an exceptional upgrade and like the diffuser can be added separately to each other, but are at their utmost best and make a powerful optical impact when paired together.

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Akrapovič has made its first foray into the high-performance off-road car domain with the launch of the stunning Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust system for the Mercedes-AMG G 63

Akrapovič has made its first foray into the high-performance off-road car domain with the launch of the stunning Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust system for the Mercedes-AMG G 63.

This exquisitely manufactured system has been specifically designed for the demands of such a specialized vehicle, and the Akrapovič sound engineers have created a unique sound pattern that matches the car’s three modes perfectly and provides an increased boost to the senses. Developed with a set of exhaust valves embedded into the system – the stock version does not have these – the highly skilled sound specialists have developed a special program to operate the valves and make the most of the car’s Comfort, Sport, and Manual modes, delivering a perfect sound experience under all conditions. In the open valve position a deep strong hammering sound is produced, and in the closed position the volume is reduced for a more low-profile smooth and comfortable drive. An optional Akrapovič Sound Kit is available to further enhance the ideally matched tones that Akrapovič has created for the Mercedes-AMG G 63. With the use of the optional Akrapovič Sound Kit, the ECE type approval is not valid. This extra has been designed to give users greater flexibility with the system so they can simply switch the valve on or off as desired by remote control or via an app when driving.

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 has a V8 biturbo, which delivers a huge amount of power and torque, and with the addition of the Akrapovič Evolution Line that performance can be improved through the entire rev range both on and off-road, yielding maximum gains of 11.2 hp at 4,200 rpm and an increase in torque of 19.3 Nm at 4,100 revs, all designed to boost the senses and increase the sporty connection between driver and car.

This ECE type-approved exhaust is constructed entirely with high-grade durable ultralight titanium, which reduces weight by 16.4 kg, a massive 52.9% less than stock. The whole system is sandblasted and the tailpipes are coated for increased durability, especially to meet the demands of the hostile terrain it could face. The beautifully designed tailpipes – fashioned in the Akrapovič foundry – exit on either side of the vehicle, giving it a sporty look, but serve a fully functional purpose by fitting within the limited space and adding to the off-road capabilities of the vehicle. The Evolution Line (Titanium) has been developed to cope with the intense demands of the off-road world, with endurance, reliability, and strength all at the forefront of the design to ensure that this exhaust makes full use of the performance capabilities of the Mercedes-AMG G 63.

To further boost the performance and increase the sound potential of the Evolution Line, Akrapovič has two optional downpipe sets. Constructed from high-quality durable stainless steel, these high-flow downpipes increase power and deliver an improved Akrapovič sound as the revs rise. Available with or without catalytic converters, the downpipes emit a deep rumble perfectly allied to the V8 power-plant and serve up a sporty roar perfectly connected to this high-performance engine. The set without cats will increase power by 21.5 hp at 5,350 rpm and torque gains of 39.6 Nm at 4,050 revs. The ECU will need to be remapped when the downpipe set is fitted.

The Akrapovič Evolution Line (Titanium) for the Mercedes-AMG G 63 is a flawlessly engineered exhaust that gives this high-performance off-road machine an increase in power and torque, a massive weight savings, and a superb sound pattern ideally matched to the vehicle’s character. This is a pairing that takes the car to new levels and, with the addition of optional Akrapovič products, the tuning, performance, and sound potentials can be taken to even greater levels of enjoyment and involvement.

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BMW Abu Dhabi unveils a new project based on the BMW M2 Competition. As always, the Middle East-based dealership has equipped their model with a …

BMW Abu Dhabi unveils a new project based on the BMW M2 Competition. As always, the Middle East-based dealership has equipped their model with a series of accessories that change the looks and performance of the car. The BMW M2 Competition is painted in the Long Beach Blue color and comes with a wide range of M Performance Parts. At the front, we’re getting a carbon fiber lip, adorned with ///M decals. The kidney grille has also been swapped out for one made of carbon fiber, just like the side mirror caps.

On the side, we’re also getting the M-colored decals, along with side attachments in carbon fiber. A set of M Performance wheels in black were also added into the mix.

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Moving to the rear, this is where the German tuner AC Schnitzer comes in delivering their infamous carbon fiber racing wing which helps with downforce. The carbon fiber rear diffuser comes courtesy of BMW M Performance, while the exhaust system hails from Slovenia. The Akrapovic exhaust has a design language similar to other Akrapovic exhausts for BMW M cars, delivering an enhanced sound.

It’s unclear whether the roof is made of carbon fiber or it’s simply a wrap, but we do know that BMW M will eventually offered a carbon fiber roof for their M2s.

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Inside the cabin, we’re getting the optional M-Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. As previously mentioned, one of the biggest changes in the M2 Competition compared to the outgoing M2 is the addition of the 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine from the M3/m4 which makes 410 hp (US horsepower 405 hp) and 406 lb-ft of torque. In standard form, the M2 Competition for the US market comes with a six-speed manual transmission and the beautiful M Sport seats.

There is no word on potential power upgrades on this particular model.