VW Partners with Akrapovič for Golf R Titanium Exhaust

Akrapovič, an exhaust company located in Slovenia, has developed an all-new titanium exhaust for the latest Golf R. Their employees worked directly with Volkswagen engineers to create this new system that saves more than 15 lbs over the OEM unit. To achieve this Akrapovič uses advanced technologies such as hydroforming, deep drawing, 3D laser cutting, and parts made in their own in-house foundry (they’re the only exhaust system manufacturer with an in-house titanium foundry).

The special titanium alloys used give the unit exceptional anti-corrosion properties and high-temperature resistance. Additionally, the system has been engineered so the exhaust has the most direct route out the four laser-engraved and protective coated tailpipes.

Akrapovič conducted extensive sound engineering, throwing the Golf R on the dyno and measuring its sound during on-road tests. They created and tested many different prototypes along the way. They adjusted, fine-tuned, and evaluated each prototype to obtain the ideal configuration for the perfect sound.

“This is another proud moment in the history of Akrapovič and one we are delighted to be part of,” says Uroš Rosa, Akrapovič CEO. “Volkswagen desired a distinctive sound character for one of its flagship cars and it wanted a unique sound allied to an innovative and high-quality exhaust system, all aimed at complementing the Golf R.”

The Akrapovič titanium exhaust system will be available directly from Volkswagen.