Good reply which confirms my already good impression of Capristo. I've tried many exhausts and I hold Capristo as number one.
I do have a soft spot for exotic materials and that's why I love titanium. I have titanium exhausts on many motorcycles where a 25% weight saving is very welcome, particularly on MX and enduro bikes. I do see your point on a car application but never say never...
Regarding the glass lid, please take some humour my friend. I'm sorry I didn't read the previously written but it wouldn't have changed my post. I think your idea is good and I personally would have loved the glass over the engine instead of over the air box.
During this year I'm placing an order for your heat protected headers with high flow cats, marvellous things those headers!
Oh, while we are talking, I would love an exhaust for my 308 but I see you don't make them for the 308. Are you considering it? If not, will you consider a bespoke exhaust for me?
I know that there was some humour in your post. But right now here with us, it's that we have started the production of the hood and this causes much work, which is why I had to keep my answer short. This maybe led to the impression that I did not understand the humour that you tried to convey.
With motorcylces, I think that titanium should not be a problem. The exhaust system lies free and is constantly cooled with air. But with a Ferrari, where headers, sports cats, muffler are all close toegether, and cooling is not that much, the use of titanium is too risky for me. We stay with our T309 with a heat resistance of 1050 degrees. This material is comparable with Inconel. But with the difference that Inconel is harder and does not bend as well as T309.
For your car, the 308, we have up to now only built the 308 QV. That is the same exhaust system as the 328. But this does not fit on the USA version. We have long experimented on this exhaust system until we had a nice sound which did not cause droning noises in the inside. What version of 308 do you have?
For the sport cat with heat protector, is not a problem. Just let us know when you need it and we will build one for you.
Send me a few pictures of your exhaust system of the 308 to [email protected]
. Then we will have a look and see if we can build one using our current forms.
Many thanks again for your nice words regarding Capristo and let us know when we can do something for you.
By the way, by the 458 Coupe you also only see the inlet collector and not the engine. Through our glass pane you also see a little from the inlet collector but there are limits and that was the most that we could make visible.