This product and associated wiring locates entirely within the fuse box and is designed to allow remote control switching between the superb “loud mode” exhaust tone that Astons can deliver and the sometimes more practical “quiet mode” at the press of a button on a remote fob.
Fitting the module to the Rapide takes longer than other Astons at around 30 minutes, the unit does however come with detailed fitting instructions.
It operates by controlling the exhaust vacuum system solenoid direct from the key fob, where the lock symbol is the locked down quiet mode and unlock is the superb loud mode that would otherwise not be activated until you are north of 4000 RPM.
The unit is set to be in normal or quiet mode as the default for starting up, this will utilise the existing vacuum controls to hold the by pass valves in the exhaust box in quiet mode until revs are north of 4000 RPM, operating totally as Aston originally designed it to. The Loud button can then be pressed at any time to release the superb enhanced exhaust note that gives such a delightful distinctive tone, in particular from around 1700 RPM upward (a far more common rev range for day to day driving)
Options: Unlike our other Exhaust Remotes we do not offer the S6 with a "start loud" option as this significantly changes the character of the cars exhaust to a sound level that may not suit all Rapide owners as the start up point
Advantages of this Device:
- ENHANCED EXHAUST TONE SELECTION AT THE TIME OF YOUR CHOICE
- NO ADDITIONAL SWITCHES OR WIRING REQUIRED
- CAN BE SWITCHED TO LOUD FOR THE OPEN ROADS & QUIET FOR THE BENIFIT OF NEIGHBOURS WHEN RETURNING HOME
- NO CORRUPTION IN ANY WAY TO THE BUILD INTEGRITY OF YOUR VALUED ASTON
- NO AMMENDMENTS IN ANY WAY TO THE VEHICLES EXISTING WIRING
- ASTONS VACUUM SYSTEM REMAINS FULLY OPERATIVE (unlike removing the fuse)
- EXHAUST VALVES WILL NOT SEIZE IN SITU AS THEY REMAIN FULLY OPERATIONAL
- IN QUIET MODE VALVES WILL WORK WITH STANDARD ASTON OPEN & CLOSE TIMINGS
- NOT DETECTABLE FOR CONCOURS EVENTS
- HAS ZERO BATTERY QUIESCENT DRAIN
EXHAUST REMOTE CONTROL Rapide & Rapide S Type S6
I am over the moon with your work, the difference it makes is amazing. It sounds like a beast even without buildings for the exhaust note to bounce off, and this has completely changed the personality of the car.
I’ve run through a couple of tunnels and the noise makes me laugh like a looney. I got your wonderful device connected to the homelink buttons after a bit of faffing.
Have a great week Clive, I’ll make sure I recommend you to every Aston owner I meet.
Clive - the noise is immense. Drove through central London at 6 this morning with the noise bouncing off the buildings! Now at Goodwood.
OMG Clive, this thing of yours is insane! its like I’ve got a different car now, that V12 finally gets the voice it deserves - just had my first ride - couldn’t stop laughing like a kid...
Thanks so much!
Just a quick note.
Have been busy whilst at home in Aust but installed your exhaust butterfly controller last week. You are correct. It completely changes the normal exhaust note......in a good way. Even when idling around town below 2000 rpm it sounds fantastic. Best part is being able to turn the beast into a pussy cat at any stage.
Fantastic device. Well worth the money. Feel free to pass on my recommendation to anyone who is looking to install this device in their AML Rapide.
Kind Regards, Martin
Clive, Fitted more easily than expected and what a pleasant change to the exhaust tone, have already been through the A3 tunnel twice today – Magic !!!
Best Regards Jeff