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Categories: Calendar Posted on: March 31st 2017


When Alex Thomason had to surrender his VW TDI following Diesel-gate, the doors of an Audi S5 literally opened up to him. The car came equipped with an excellent aftermarket package, but Thomason needed a killer Audi S5 exhaust to complete the kit.

The previous owner had built the 2013 S5 with help from TAG Motorsports in Vista, CA. So when Alex bought the vehicle, it was fully loaded with GIAC software, Apikol rear diff mount, Brembo GT big brakes, a ENLAES EB8C carbon body kit, AccuAir suspension with Bilstein dampers and more.

It was a great package and Alex limited himself to changing the color of the brake calipers and decals, plus upgrading to Fifteen 52 wheels and an aftermarket exhaust.

The hunt for a suitable exhaust led Alex to BORLA in search of the right combination of sound, performance, and quality. The result was the creation of a new BORLA Cat-Back Exhaust System for the 2013-2017 Audi S5.

“The BORLA exhaust is amazing,” Alex enthused. “I love how there’s no drone on the freeway. But when you get on the throttle, the exhaust really comes to life.

“The BORLA S-Type muffler isn’t extremely loud, yet it’s loud enough to sound good. Performance-wise, I can feel the throttle is more responsive. It also allows the engine to produce more DSG “pops”, which are addictive!”

Like all BORLA exhausts, the 2013-17 Audi S5 exhaust system is made from aerospace-grade T-304 stainless steel and comes with a BORLA Million Mile Warranty to ensure the exhaust not only sounds amazing, but will last a very long time.

See and hear Alex’s Audi in the BORLA video:

Alex Thomason 2013 Audi S5



BORLA Cat-back exhaust system with S-Type mufflers, AWE Tuning S-FLO intake
system, AWE Coldfront heat exchanger, GIAC stage 2 ECU tune, stage 1 TCU tune and pulley upgrade kit, Eurocode Tuning Drivetrain Stabilizer


034Motorsports transmission mount, Apikol rear Sport diff mount


Brembo GT big brake kit


AccuAir B8 Sport kit with eLevel and iLevel air management systems, Bilstein B8 dampers, H&R sway bars, SPC adjustable front upper control arms

Wheels & Tires:

19×11” Fifteen52 Formula GT wheels, Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tires


ENLAES EB8C carbon fiber body kit, Euro-spec S5 front grille


Euro-spec Audi RS5 seats

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