If we were fortunate enough to have a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the garage, we’d be perfectly content with the factory dual-mode exhaust system. For customers looking for something even louder, Borla went ahead and made the comparison video above, showcasing its high-volume offerings for the sixth-generation ZL1.
The video starts with a sampling of the factory exhaust system, followed by the Borla S-Type and ATAK systems. The sound quality of each system is demonstrated with a few free revs, a launch, and a drive-by. Both of Borla’s systems are comprised of 3-inch piping, but only the ATAK system retains a set of adjustable internal valves.
We almost always prefer the ATAK system over the S-Type exhaust, and not just because it’s louder. There’s a refinement to the exhaust note when it’s emitted through the ATAK mufflers, as the ‘acoustically tuned applied kinetics’ design captures the best sound of each engine its connected to, which in this case is the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8. Based off of what we’ve heard so far, this isn’t just a marketing gimmick.
Hit play to hear the difference for yourself.