It’s a challenge to make a case against turbocharged engines. They can aid in fuel efficiency while also stacking on a huge amount of performance. Take, for instance, the 2.0-liter turbocharged LTG engine in the 2013 and up Cadillac ATS produces a mighty 272 horsepower while delivering up to 30 MPG on the highway. The only downside to boosted motors is that turbos have been known to rob the engine of a brawny exhaust note. Enter Corsa Performance.
The Ohio-based exhaust and performance products company has unveiled its new cat-back exhaust system for Cadillac ATS sedans powered by the 2.0-liter turbo I4 Ecotec. The system consists of a 3.0-inch cat back pipe with 4.0-inch dual-exit exhaust tips finished in either polished metal or in black. Corsa did not say if the system provides an increase in horsepower, but claims it provides a flow increase of 34.39 percent over the stock exhaust system.
While the performance gains may be negligible, the system is worth it for the more muscular exhaust note alone, which is a good thing, since the exhaust on the 2.0-liter turbo ATS is near-silent from the factory. Corsa’s kit, on the other hand, adds a defined and raspy note. Corsa also claims that its systems have no drone on the highway, so you don’t feel like you’re driving a Honda Civic with a hole in its exhaust.
Take a listen for yourself: