It’s not like the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is what anyone might call “quiet,” especially when it’s in track mode with its active exhaust wide open. But for some folks, loud is just never loud enough. For them, Borla has developed a new ATAK catback GT500 exhaust system that delivers not just more volume, but also a decidedly more aggressive tone.
Borla designed its ATAK 3 inch dual catback GT500 exhaust specifically to deliver the best possible sound from the Shelby’s 5.2L Predator V8. In a side-by-side comparison of the stock exhaust and Borla’s unit, the differences are quite clear. The ATAK is louder, more aggressive, and simply screams at wide open throttle.
The good news is, the Borla ATAK catback retains the GT500’s active exhaust functionality, so owners can tone things down a notch when needed. Like when they’re going to work at 5 a.m., or just cruising through a residential area. Then, when they hit the open road, they can flip those valves open and let the supercharged V8 sing its song for everyone in a two-mile radius to hear.
Another interesting feature of the GT500 ATAK system is that it comes with Borla’s SwitchFire X-Pipe, which replaces the factory resonator for more sound and increased flow. The exhaust setup also comes with Borla’s “No Drone” technology, which its says completely eliminates drone at all speeds.
The Borla ATAK Shelby GT500 exhaust is constructed from T-304 series stainless steel, and comes with attractive and aggressive dual 5 inch tips available in chrome, black chrome, or carbon fiber finishes. No matter which one buyers choose, the whole system is covered by a million-mile warranty for a little extra piece of mind.
Not every 2020 GT500 owners wants or needs a louder car, but we’d bet that at least a few are looking for a new exhaust. And at least for now, Borla has one of the most feature-rich ones in the aftermarket at the moment.