AWE SwitchPath™ Exhaust for Audi R8 V10 Coupe

SKU: awe3025-31012

One of the most meticulously engineered systems in the AWE catalog - designed for perfection at every level. The SwitchPath™ Exhaust is truly the ideal system for the R8 owner that wants it all. Quiet when you want it, aggressive when you're feeling it. The ultimate compliment for one of the finest supercars on the road today. Beyond the hand-crafted detail that is standard for every AWE exhaust, this one packs a little something special: The R8 V10 SwitchPath™ Exhaust incorporates a proprietary mechanical valve system that controls sound volume: Under part throttle and idle, valves route exhaust gasses through integrated mufflers, keeping sound levels civilized. At 3/4 throttle application and more, the valves automatically open and the system goes into a more aggressive, straight pipe mode flowing primarily via both the 2 ¼" part throttle and 2 ½" full throttle channels. An in-cabin mounted electronic SwitchPath™ Remote toggles the mechanical valves between "normal" and "straight pipe mode." Practical. In "Normal" mode, the system's valves are controlled by throttle position, while in "Straight Pipe Mode" the system gets aggressive from the start (ideal for racing and track usage). In addition to our valve system, our SwitchPath™ exhaust is civilized at idle and part throttle because we use small 2 ¼" tubing for the idle and part throttle flow path. Further, the compact mufflers you see in the photos are outfitted with a double layer of OE grade stainless steel wool and composite acoustical wrap, and a carefully chosen internal perforation pattern. While the mufflers are small, coupled with the small diameter exit tubing on that channel and our h-pipe balance section, a sweet, higher pitched exotic sound is produced that tends to be much more naturally pleasing to the ear.


  • SwitchPath™ design allows driver to select volume any time
  • In-cabin remote toggle
  • Max Power gains of +21 hp / +50 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm crank
  • Perfect Fitment - Guaranteed
  • 32 lb weight savings
  • Peak Power gains of +11 hp / +6 lb-ft crank
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • No CEL - Guaranteed
  • Special bracket required for fitment on R Tronic Transmission equipped cars. Customers with R Tronic should make a special note in their order.