You know a car means business when its sporting quad exhaust. The whole point of exhaust is to give the exhaust note more tone.
By the time exhaust gases make it to the back of a car it’s no longer moving as fast which reduces the tone. Quad exhaust is mostly a feature of premium cars.
In auto manufacturing’s never-ending pursuit for performance, some brands even use materials like titanium and aluminum to give their cars its signature note – think Ferrari.
Benefits of a quad exhaust system include unrestricted exhaust flow and a negligible increase in horsepower.
Here’s a list of our favorite cars with quad exhaust.
1. Ford Mustang GT
With a new Mustang coming around the corner it’s hard to believe S550 has been around since 2015.
It retained the beloved Coyote V8 from the S197 generation distinguishing itself with a fresh grand touring design.
But perhaps the most important thing the sixth generation Mustang did was add independent rear suspension into the mix for the first time.
In 2017 Ford expanded its Active Valve Performance Exhaust from its halo GT car to the relatively more accessible Mustang GT.
The blue oval has made it optional to the entire Mustang lineup since 2019.
2. Chevrolet Camaro SS
Unlike Mustang, the sixth-generation Camaro will likely be the final Camaro from GM… again.
I love Camaros and the sixth gen is one of my all-time favorites. The most vociferous complaints about the fifth gen were about its size.
So, the focus on this Camaro was to make it smaller, more lightweight and aerodynamic – a Corvette with a back seat.
Built on a frame shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS, ride quality is more refined.
The quad exhaust tips on the Camaro SS looks just as aggressive as they do on the Ford Mustang GT.
3. Nissan GT-R
Everyone in love with Japanese car culture knows this has been our dream ride since its debut in 2009.
Even though it’s common for my wife and I to see a GT-R speed past us where we live. It still doesn’t seem as familiar as a Porsche 911.
A new GT-R will set you back $115,000. Under the hood is a twin turbocharged V6 that pulls no punches.
A fantastic feature of the GT-R is its all-wheel drive system which comes standard. It inspires a lot of confidence behind the wheel.
The quad exhausts serve to give the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 a satisfyingly throaty roar.
4. Subaru WRX
I’m likely about to say something controversial, but here it goes anyway. I’m not a fan of the way the flat-four Boxer engine sounds in Suburus.
I’ve never found it particularly pleasant. It’s certainly not as sonorous as the exhaust note from a Honda Civic.
But I digress. Other than that, the performance chops of a WRX can’t be ignored.
With the end of the Mitsubishi EVO looming, it would seem that rally inspired sport compact cars are nearing extinction.
But this latest WRX offers better driving dynamics and a more powerful turbocharged flat-four. Oh yea, and it even comes with quad exhaust.
5. Lamborghini Urus
Off the heels of the Rambo Lambo, the Lamborghini Urus is one of the fastest SUVs in the world.
It even has good ground clearance to lend it some off-road credibility.
But as outlandish and instantly recognizable as the exotic car maker’s automobiles are out in the world.
The styling of the Urus by comparison is more sedate as it tends to blend in with other SUVs which is likely the reason why my wife and I often see it in our neck of the woods.
It shares its underpinnings with the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne.
But what distinguishes it from every SUV the market is its quad exhaust tips which help you hear the sensuous note of the 4.0-liter V8.
6. Ferrari Portofino
But if you’re in the mood to hear the sound of a different bellow, consider the wonderful high revving noise from the quad exhaust of the Ferrari Portofino.
Behind that sound is a twin-turbo V8. But before you even get behind the wheel the absolutely exquisite design of the exterior gets your heart racing.
The Portofino is a hard top convertible with amazing performance. And in the tradition of Porsche 911s, the back seat is only for show.
It’s an entry-level Ferrari that’s easy to drive and park making it an excellent daily driver that justifies its price tag.
7. BMW M3
On the more affordable side of things is the BMW M3 sprouting quad exhaust tips from the rear bumper.
M cars are designed with more robust engines than their more plebian counterparts to deliver top-of-the-line performance.
Motivating this M3 is a twin-turbocharged 24-valve DOHC intercooled inline six.
You can choose between a 473-horsepower sedan which only comes with a six-speed manual transmission.
And an even more potent Competition option making 503 HP which only comes with an eight-speed automatic.
Beyond the distinctively M3 details it shares the same interior dimensions with the 3-Series range albeit with a racier attention to detail like carbon fiber accents.
8. Mercedes Benz AMG C63S
The C63S comes with quad exhaust tips that while functionally useless offer the coupe a perfect degree of aggressiveness.
As soon as this generation hit the market back in 2017 it was immediately on my wish list. The growl from the twin-turbo V8 is earthshaking.
Like the M3 it has some interior as well as exterior flare to differentiate it from the rest of the C-Class coupe line.
It’s wider rear haunches even serve to differentiate is from the C43 giving the C63 an even more aggressive appearance.
Although its often referred to as a German muscle car, inside is all Mercedes luxury down to the up to the minute technology.
9. Chevrolet Corvette C8
The Corvette has always been an aspirational car and the current C8 generation with its quad exhaust tips is no different.
With exotic car levels of performance, its nevertheless easy to live with offering a premium experience.
The C8 generation finally brings a midengined to the Corvette nameplate.
Although you can get it as either a coupe or convertible the C8 regrettably is the first generation not to offer a manual transmission.
However, unlike the Portofino the Corvette offers a trunk space that makes the car easier to live with as a daily driver.