American muscle cars are as much about the experience as they are about performance. We’ve come to desire the unmistakable sound of a V8 engine under the hood, whether it be supercharged or naturally aspirated. The soundtrack that is under the control of your right foot is part of the theatre involved with these cars, and now Corsa Performance have unveiled a new exhaust kit for V8-powered sixth-generation Camaro SS and ZL1 models.
Corsa Performance is a name that has become synonymous with aftermarket exhausts, and that recognition is well earned. Known for making some of the loudest systems on the market while maintaining a good tone, Corsa have done it again with the new Xtreme+ catback exhaust system for the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. By combining their axle-back system with their own X-pipe design, Corsa Performance have been able to increase exhaust flow by four percent, while dropping the weight of the system by five pounds.
As is demonstrated in the video, the Xtreme+ catback exhaust adds another layer of drama to the already potent sixth-gen muscle car. While Corsa hasn’t made any claims related to horsepower, the new exhaust makes the Camaro sound much more powerful, which is half the battle. Available in a polished or blacked out finish, the exhaust should also bring some added visual flair.
Perhaps the only downfall of this new Corsa Performance exhaust system is the fact that it doesn’t fit SS models that are equipped with the factory ground effects package. Furthermore, the car’s active fuel management valves need to be deactivated and the automatic transmission needs reprogramming on both the SS and ZL1 models. An annoyance for sure, but certainly not a deal breaker for most aftermarket exhaust customers.
Corsa Performance exhaust systems are backed by the company’s limited lifetime warranty, so long as you own your vehicle with proof of purchase. That helps to add some peace of mind and to numb the pain of spending $2,250 for the added volume. Totally worth the money if you ask us.