Video: Road Racing Inspired X-Pipe For The C6 Z06 From Kooks
Kooks Custom Headers is well known for their long tube headers, which enhance both the sound and performance of numerous vehicles. However, Kooks offers a wide array of other performance goodies, such as the new and almost ready to be released Road Race X-Pipe for the C6 Z06 Corvette. This new off-road X-Pipe is specially designed for road racing applications; according to a promotional video on the new x-pipe achieves it’s design goal by flattening and balancing the mid-range torque curve. This design also has increased the length of the transition from the where the standard X-Pipe ends and the cat-back begins.
After spending time using their in-house Z06 as a test mule for this project, it was time to compare and contrast the sound and performance of the new creation. Initially the combination of the standard X-Pipe and Corsa Exhaust resulted in what was described in the video as a higher pitch sound; once the newly designed x-pipe with the approximate 10-inch increase in length was installed the sound changed. The new combination provided a richer and more refined exhaust note while still enhancing the roar of the engine. Kooks has yet to release an official date for the release of the new X-Pipe, but it will hopefully it the market before the end of the year.