Cobra Valved Cat Back Exhaust – Volkswagen Golf R MK7
Cobra Sport performance exhausts enhance the sound, looks and quality of your vehicle giving you the ultimate driving experience. Our sports exhausts range is fully guaranteed to give you assurance of our quality.
This VW Golf R Mk7 performance exhaust is made in 3″/76.2mm pipework and fit from the catalytic converter section backwards (Cat-back), these parts replace the centre and rear sections.
This non-resonated exhaust makes the system louder as it excludes the centre silencer and therefore, has a sportier exhaust note. This exhaust however, is also available as a resonated version (including centre silencer) which is a quieter option.
All relevant fittings and gaskets are supplied.
Please Note – This performance exhaust retains the use of exhaust valves. When switching drive modes (e.g. Eco to Race mode) your exhaust tone will continue to swop from quieter to louder tones as before.
Fitted images show the non-valved resonated version.
COBRA SPORT REVIEW
Cobra Sport have gained a fantastic reputation in the Japanese, Ford and Vauxhall exhaust markets over the years and hope to capitalise on this success by launching a more comprehensive selection of VAG products over the coming months to complement and expand their market reach. Therefore, they have now added the VW Golf R MK7 to the range.
Matt Thomas, Sales Manager at Cobra Sport says “The Golf R MK7 exhaust system has completed the R&D program, and we have now collated the performance results. Having tested the resonated cat back exhaust system on the rolling road we saw an impressive +7.4bhp increase. This cat back system utilises the factory valve actuators/motors to give you a much quieter sound when running in eco mode, in this mode the system is barely louder than the standard system”. Having driven both the resonated & non-resonated cat back system on a daily basis, I found the non-resonated to be slightly uncomfortable at motorway speeds, and slightly on the louder side for normal road use, although, nowadays I would class myself as the more mature driver. The Cobra Sport system really improves the drivability of this car and takes it to the next level”.
Independent rolling road testing of the Golf MK7 resonated turbo back system with sports cat front pipe and aftermarket air intake revealed a +40.76bhp (30.4KW) power increase measured at all 4 wheels with the Golf R putting an impressive 270.61bhp (201.8KW) through the rollers. This testing was undertaken by a dealer in Australia in temperatures of 29.3 degrees celsius and an air density of 93.6%.
A substantial weight saving can also be achieved with the 3” turbo back system providing a whopping 35% decrease in weight from the Original Equipment version. The styling of the system is finished off with either quad 5” x 3” oval slash-cut tailpipes in stainless steel finish or the upgraded ceramic coated versions.