The Audi S3 (8V) follows on from the success of it’s predecessor: the S3 (8P). Audi have worked tirelessly to make sure that the updated version of their Quattro, all-wheel drive hot-hatch is improved in every conceivable way, as a result, the EA888 2.0 TSI produces 296bhp, which fires the S3 from a standstill to 62 MPH in just 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 MPH.
However, the one area where the 2019 - 2020 S3 (8V) lacks compared to its predecessor is its exhaust system, which has seen the introduction of a GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filter). The addition of the GPF allows the S3 to conform to the latest European Emissions Standards, however, this waters down the car’s sound, making a hot-hatch which lacks some of the emotion of the previous model. Cobra Sport in Sheffield have developed a solution for this in the form of their new GPF-Back Performance Exhaust System. Precision TIG-welded from T304 stainless steel, this new system is available with or without integrated valves.
The valves are specially developed to integrate with the factory Driving Modes and open or close depending on the mode selected, so you can keep sound levels to a minimum or unleash the engine's full potential, depending on your mood. In addition to this, vehicles fitted with the optional DSG gearbox will emit an enhanced sporty tone on upshifts. The GPF-Back system, as the name suggests, retains the factory Gasoline Particulate Filter, but still manages to effectively enhance the exhaust note of the vehicle's EA888 2.0 TSI engine.
A range of 3.5” round tailpipe options are available, including highly polished stainless steel tips and Ceramic-coated Blackout tips (optional extra) which really set the rear of the car apart from a standard Audi S3.
Like all Cobra Sport exhausts, this system utilises precision TIG-welding techniques for exemplary fit and finish – a feature that gives Cobra Sport an advantage over other manufacturers. With over 25 years in the performance exhaust industry, each Cobra Sport exhaust system is designed, manufactured and tested in Sheffield, the heart of the UK steel industry.
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