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October 5, 2021


AWE, the precision engineering and manufacturing firm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has partnered with Misha Mansoor, best known as the founder of and one of the three guitarists in the progressive metal band, Periphery. AWE will produce their bespoke exhaust suite for Misha’s Porsche 911 GT3, and the partnership will include the documentation of the before-and-after installation, the driving experience with the exhaust system in place, and the GT3 itself. The installation was done in partnership with Southern California’s TAG Motorsports.

“We’re huge fans of Periphery, almost as much as Porsches. When there was a chance to bring the two together, well, it was a no-brainer,” stated AWE VP of Marketing, Jesse Kramer.

Misha’s car is a 991.2 GT3 Touring wearing Miami Blue.

“The AWE Switchpath really seems to have unleashed the beast of the engine that is the 4.0L Flat 6 in my GT3 Touring. I have to admit, knowing how it sounds now, it’s almost a shame the car doesn’t come with this exhaust as standard. It not only drastically opens up and improves the sound of the car, but also dynamically assists by reducing weight and adding a slight power bump. Win-win all around, what more could you ask for?,” stated Misha

The exact exhaust that was installed was the AWE SwitchPath™ Exhaust for Porsche 991.1 / 991.2 GT3 / RS - Diamond Black Tips (SKU 3025-33016), which produces max gains of 19hp/20ft-lbs at the crank, and 48lbs of weight savings over the stock exhaust.

The video series can be seen on AWE’s YouTube Channel as well as Misha Mansoor’s YouTube Channel and will be rolled out in three parts, the first on the day of this release being issued. The first video is below.

About AWE

AWE is the authority in precision engineering for enthusiast vehicles. From award-winning handcrafted performance exhausts dubbed “The Best Sounding Exhausts on the Planet™,” to track-tested carbon fiber intakes and performance intercoolers, AWE innovates, designs, engineers, manufactures, and distributes AWE brand performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online, and from its state-of-the-art headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE's elite team of researchers, engineers, innovators, and drivers have track-tested and introduced premium performance upgrades for some of the finest automobiles in the world.

About TAG Motorsports

“At TAG Motorsports, we can take an average car and transform it into a powerful vehicle you can take pride in. From adding stylish new wheels and unique design elements to installing high-performance auto parts, we do it all. We’re Southern California’s premier motorsport and aftermarket parts specialists and our performance auto parts shop is easily accessible to residents of San Diego and Orange County, CA.” - TAG’s website

About Periphery

Periphery is an American progressive metal band formed in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Their musical style has been described as progressive metal, djent, and progressive metalcore. They are considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement within progressive metal. They have also received a Grammy nomination. The band consists of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, Jake Bowen, and drummer Matt Halpern.

About Misha Mansoor

Misha Mansoor (born October 31, 1984), also known as Bulb after the name of his solo project, is an American guitarist, businessman, entrepreneur, composer, songwriter, and music producer, best known as the founder of and one of the three guitarists in the progressive metal band Periphery. Mansoor is also a part of the projects Haunted Shores and Four Seconds Ago, previously having been a part of the projects Of Man, Not of Machine and Snuggles. Mansoor is also involved with many entrepreneurial and business ventures, namely GetGood Drums, Horizon Devices, and 3DOT Recordings.

Mansoor is considered to be one of the forerunners of the djent movement. With Periphery, Mansoor has recorded, produced, and released six studio albums as a member of Periphery: a self-titled debut, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, Juggernaut: Alpha, Juggernaut: Omega, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, and Periphery IV: Hail Stan, all to critical acclaim and commercial success. Mansoor is extremely influential in the world of guitar playing and has been named one of the Top 20 best guitarists of the 2010s by Guitar World magazine.

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