The Research and development division at Icon F1 have been busy with the Aston Martin free flow exhaust system.
So far we have noticed a small fuel saving of 3.2 % as per the back to back comparison results from the cars fuel computer during typical driving conditions.
We are hopeful that the weather improves as March and April haven’t been the best, these types of cars whilst fully able to be used as a daily drive, the typical Aston Martin DBS Superleggera customer will only drive them on warmer climatic days, so the air pressure is different.
Also Icon are repeating the same typical previous test usage as the Aston factory exhaust system MPG figures we obtained to have exact fuel data comparisons .
The test reports received back do however notice a significant increase in BHP, estimated as another 25-35 bhp taking Aston Martins `Brute in a suit` to circa 750 bhp with a glorious V12 sonorous rumble when in the sport and sport plus modes .Truly a breath-taking Aston sound.
One concern we had and were very keen to maintain was the gentle burble sound of when the car when needed, we are absolutely delighted to report that in GT mode, the car sound is almost identical to the stock exhaust.
Soon we will be doing some private road testing and will produce a short video with the difference in sounds from each ecu mode..