Audi R8 V10 – X Pipe Exhaust (CES3)

Audi R8 V10 – X Pipe Exhaust (CES3)



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Availability: Ships From Factory (Typically Within 2-4 Weeks)


Stock Dyno: 553.6PS and 579.8Nm

Capristo Dyno: 587.6PS and 634.7Nm

34 PS and 54.9 Nm Gains (33.5 HP and 40.5 ft/lbs)

37% Weight Reduction from Stock (19kg vs 30kg OEM) 

The iconic CAPRISTO Valved Exhaust System offers the best of both worlds through its capability to produce an aggressive exhaust note under acceleration, and a more subdued sound for city driving.

This feature is possible using vacuum-actuated valve flaps that open and close depending on driving conditions and input from the driver. At lower engine speeds and during cruise operation the valves are closed and produce a deeper exhaust note. At wide-open throttle, the valves open releasing the full symphony of the engine.

The exhaust valves are backpressure-controlled and user programmable via the included CES-3 Control Module. The programmable control unit provides 3 modes operated via a remote key fob:

Cruise Exhaust valves open at higher RPMs

Sport Exhaust valves open at lower RPMs and hard acceleration

Open Exhaust Valves Remain Open

Both the Cruise and Sport mode can be individually programmed for specific backpressure allowances to determine when the exhaust valves open. This allows precise control of the exhaust based on the drivers personal tastes and tolerance.

CAPRISTO Exhaust systems are engineered and manufactured utilizing advanced 3D Laser-Scanning, CAD Design, Digital prototyping, and CNC-bending/milling at our factory in Germany. Each system is made of high-grade T309 (1.4828) Stainless Steel and hand polished to a mirror finish. After extensive research, this specific alloy was chosen for its sonic resonance properties, low weight, and durability which are close to the properties of Inconel (used in F1).


*The exhaust system is designed to be installed directly into existing OEM mounting points*

Link to CES 3 Installation PDF

Additional information

Shipping Weight 64 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 44 × 17 × 20 in


1 review for Audi R8 V10 – X Pipe Exhaust (CES3)

  1. 5 out of 5


    Capristo Exhaust completely transformed the character of my 2010 Audi R8 V10. In cruise mode, it is a quiet, civilized daily driver. Once the exhaust valves open at high RPM, the car completely changes. The sound is awesome. Running to the 8750 RPM redline never gets old. I tracked my car for the first time at VIR in May and I had many track workers come up to me and complement me on the sound of the R8 and Capristo Exhaust. Of course, on the track, I leave the exhaust valves in Open mode all the time – incredible V10 soundtrack.

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