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Joshua Davis
Creative Manager
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199 Precision Drive, Horsham PA
July 26, 2022


AWE, the precision engineering firm based outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has announced the release of its new exhaust suite for Volkswagen’s Mk8 GTI.

“We’re back to where it all began! We’re on our fifth exhaust suite for the GTI platform and the Mk8 is the first and only GTI to receive our patented 180 Technology®. The thing about this vehicle is that the transmission keeps wanting to drop a gear while you’re cruising. That made it incredibly difficult to nail the sound. Almost two dozen iterations of the tone have led to what is sure to be the new standard for the MK8 GTI exhaust--refined when you’re cruising--rowdy when you drop the hammer. Our engineering team absolutely crushed it on this one,” stated AWE VP, Jesse Kramer.

The exhaust offerings will incorporate AWE’s patented drone-canceling 180 Technology® for the first time ever, 3” and 2.5” T304L stainless steel construction, a bespoke resonator in the mid-pipe, and signature 5” slash-cut tips. Drivers will have the option between the sophisticated Touring Edition or the rowdy Track Edition.

Features and benefits:

  • The first ever AWE Exhaust Suite for a GTI to feature patented drone-canceling 180 Technology®
  • Available as the sophisticated, drone-free Touring Edition or aggressive Track Edition
  • Handcrafted from CNC mandrel-bent 3" and 2.5" U.S.-sourced .065” wall T304L stainless steel
  • Features a slip-fit inlet adapter for perfect factory downpipe fitment while leaving an open 3” connection
  • 5” double-walled slash-cut tips available in chrome silver or diamond black
  • Individually adjustable tip outlets for ease of installation
  • Strong low & mid-range torque gains with factory DP and software
  • Less is more: clean, straight-through design maximizes performance
  • Direct bolt-on for factory-like simplicity
  • Conversion kits make it easy to swap between editions so you always have options
  • Manufactured in-house at AWE
  • AWE No CEL Guarantee
  • AWE Perfect Fitment Guarantee
  • AWE Lifetime Warranty

Watch the launch video below (download here):

More information and pricing can be found on

The AWE Catback Exhaust for the VW Mk8 GTI will be sold online via AWE’s website, and through AWE’s global network of choice retailers.

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.

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