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Jesse Kramer, Vice President of Marketing
AWE Tuning

Menden, Germany
July 8, 2013

AWE Tuning and HJS Motorsport (A division of HJS Emission Technology) announced today that AWE Tuning is the first in the world to engineer the application of a 200 cell per square inch HJS Catalyst for the venerable McLaren MP4-12C.

“AWE Tuning has always been a premier brand in the performance engineering market, known for quality, fitment, sound and performance – and we are thrilled that they have moved into McLaren. And what better way for them to enter McLaren than with the first ever 200 CPSI HJS catalyst used on the MP4-12C. Our 200 CPSI product holds much potential and we are extremely happy to see that AWE Tuning has engineered a solution using it for the MP4-12C,” stated Klaus Osterhaus, Motorsport Manager at HJS Emission Technology, Germany.

The 200 CPSI HJS Catalysts sit within the AWE Tuning McLaren Performance Catalyst and Exhaust Package, which are hand-crafted from T304 Stainless Steel, subjected to rigorous dynamometer, reliability, power, and acoustical testing, and guarantee Check Engine Light free operation. The system is available as an exhaust and performance catalyst package, or individually.

“Due to its dimensions, standard spec 300 cell HJS catalysts would have been easier to fit into the McLaren. However, there is no HD (High Durability) spec 300 cell catalyst from HJS, and the close engine placement and power output that these catalysts are subject to with the MP4-12C, in our analysis, mandated a High Durability specification, just as the factory selected. The 200 cell per square inch HJS HD catalyst, while more complex to integrate, afforded not only the durability required, but the added benefit of significant increased flow over a 300 cell count. In summary, we chose the best despite its complexity, because the MP4-12C deserves it,” stated Jesse Kramer, AWE Tuning’s Vice President of Marketing.

About the AWE Tuning McLaren Performance Exhaust and Catalyst System

  • First 200 cell hi-flow catalyst solution in the world
  • Crafted from mandrel bent 3" T304 Stainless Steel
  • Rigorous dynamometer, reliability, power, and tone testing
  • No Check Engine Light, Guaranteed
  • An impressive +46hp and +61tq at the crank
  • Available as full exhaust and catalyst solution, or a la carte
  • Features a small balance opening to produce an exotic, sophisticated sound
  • Available with either Machined or Black Satin Stainless Tips

About HJS Tuning 200 CPSI Catalysts

  • The universal HJS Tuning catalysts have been developed on the basis of motor sport catalysts.
  • With 200 CPSI, these catalysts are the right building block for bespoke exhaust systems.
  • The cones provide flow that ensures optimal power and performance.
  • HJS Tuning Catalysts keep an AU required emission limit and are also suitable for vehicles with EOBD control.

More information, performance specifications, imagery and pricing can be found on AWE Tuning’s website in the McLaren MP4-12C section, or by calling 1.888.565.2257. The system will also be sold through AWE Tuning’s global network of choice retailers around the globe.

About HJS Motorsport and Tuning

HJS has been developing and manufacturing catalytic converters and exhaust systems for motorsport since 1990. Today, this German company is the world's leading supplier of high-performance catalytic converters; cars participating in the World Rally Championship, DTM and Formula 3 are fitted with an HJS cat. HJS is the only particulate filter manufacturer that has succeeded in gaining approval for deployment in the field of motorsport.

About AWE Tuning

AWE Tuning is the authority in performance engineering for German automobiles. From award winning hand-crafted performance exhausts to track tested big turbo kits to vetted Performance products including G.I.A.C., Bilstein, H&R, Brembo and more, AWE Tuning innovates, designs, retails and distributes choice performance products globally through its preferred network of dealers, online and from its headquarters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 1991, AWE Tuning'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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