Borla enhances Camaro sound and fury

Free-flow stainless steel systems are lighter, to also aid economy

Published: September 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 3:24 PM

Camaro with Borla exhaust system

Aftermarket performance parts are usually developed for higher-end products like the Chevy Camaro SS, with its 6.2-litre V-8, but Borla Performance is introducing performance exhaust systems for the lesser powered Camaros.

The Oxnard, California-based performance exhaust systems maker, has announced the introduction of new systems designed exclusively for the latest generation Camaro 3.6-litre V-6 and 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Turbo models, including those with the Chevrolet Dual Mode exhaust function. The systems were developed in Oxnard and are manufactured in Johnson City, Tennessee.

The aftermarket 2.25-inch diameter stainless steel systems are manufactured to look good and sound good, in addition to improving on the OEM Camaro’s performance, thanks to their less restrictive designs. And they come with Borla’s million-mile, 50-year material and workmanship warranty (for the original owner and installation).

The systems are also available with ATAK or S-Type muffler options to replace those of Camaros equipped with the dual-mode exhaust function (which increases sound and performance, and also allows the driver to tone down the exhaust note for jurisdictions with sensitive noise bylaws). Borla also makes a Touring resonator available, for the same purpose. Oversized exhaust tips (for 2- and 4-tip applications) add rear-end style.

The 2.0 Turbo can also be optioned up with a Touring Mid Pipe — a resonator that can attenuate the sound and provide a milder output note, from its location upstream of the muffler — or a Performance Mid Pipe that has the opposite effect (also available for the V-6). A Performance Down Pipe is also available for track-only Camaro Turbos.

The company claims its products’ stainless steel construction is actually lighter than the OEM systems, contributing to improved performance, while the free-flow design contributes to improved economy, when driven sensibly.