BORLA Atak Exhaust System

About Borla

For over 3 decades BORLA Performance Industries’ is a leading manufacturer of stainless-steel performance exhaust systems. Beginning with systems for “concours classics” such as Rolls-Royce and Ferrari’s they have evolved to supplying todays performance vehicles for the street, track, and off-road. To Learn more about Borla, click here.

When looking for a new exhaust system, it’s nice knowing each system by Borla is custom designed for specific application. This helps them provide you with the most horsepower, torque, and high-quality sound. They have several series of exhaust systems, each slightly different. As we continue on in this article, we will be covering their ATAK Exhaust system.

Borla ATAK Exhaust System

BORLA Atak Exhaust System
BORLA Atak Exhaust System

The ATAK is Borla’s most aggressive sounding muffler. Borla varies the length and diameter of the inner cores, and even varies the pattern of the core’s perforations to tune the sound. Each muffler is tuned to work with a specific vehicle’s acoustical properties to create the desired tone for that vehicle. ATAK® stands for Acoustically-Tuned Applied Kinetics, an exclusive technology that allows Borla engineers to custom-tune exhaust sound with the precision of a graphic equalizer. Inside ATAK mufflers are multiple solid and perforated tube-shaped cores. Using computer-controlled modeling, the shapes and perforation patterns of the cores are adjusted to produce just the right exhaust note.

BORLA ATAK Exhaust on Ford Mustang

Borla custom designs each exhaust system for the specific application, ensuring the volume and character of the sound enhances that vehicle’s distinct personality. The ATAK exhaust system features a patented straight through, multi-core muffler design reduces restriction and increases exhaust gas velocity. This design absorbs the sound waves without disturbing the power waves, in contrast to the chambered mufflers used by most aftermarket companies. Chambered mufflers use partitions or baffles to subdue sound waves, which also creates backpressure and reduces power.

The shape and diameter of the exhaust tubing is optimized for volume and exhaust gas velocity. Borla mandrel bends the stainless steel tubing for smooth bends and to make sure the pipe maintains its size and shape throughout the entire length. Tubes that aren’t mandrel bent can lose a percentage of their diameter in sharp bends. This system features an “X” pipe, where the pipes behind the catalytic converter include a crossover junction. This junction reduces excessive backpressure created by close firing cylinders on one bank, allowing it to escape to the other side of the system, thereby improving low and mid-range torque.

But improved performance is only part of what you want in an aftermarket exhaust system, because all the horsepower in the world won’t matter if it doesn’t sound right. There’s no need to worry with a Borla System. They have many years of automotive acoustical experience and the company is staffed with automotive enthusiasts just like you that listen and drive cars to make sure your system has the right sound to go with the power.

Nevertheless, the increased hardness requires special equipment to form and bend. The muffler contains stainless steel perforated tubes wrapped with several layers of stainless steel sound absorbing material and a layer of ceramic sound absorbing, high temperature material, all contained in a fully welded stainless steel shell.

The Borla ATAK Series Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System comes complete with everything required for installation, including detailed instructions. Borla is so confident in the quality of this system that it’s guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for one million miles.

Key Features:

• Super Aggressive Sound
• Increased exhaust flow for better performance
• Horsepower and torque increased by 7 – 10%
• Better fuel economy at cruising speeds
• The most aggressive sound of any Borla system
• Custom designed for each application
• Patented straight-through, multi-core muffler design
• Mandrel-bent stainless steel tubes with diameters optimized for reduced restriction while maintaining exhaust gas speed
• Made from the finest austenitic stainless steel for long-lasting durability
• All welded construction
• Includes polished exhaust tips


No matter which exhaust system you decide on, you can rest assured when purchasing an exhaust system from Borla quality is always top notch.  Borla uses austenitic stainless steel for their systems. This stainless steel contains high levels of nickel and chromium, to resist corrosion. This material is harder than the lower grade stainless steel often used by the OEM manufacturers. The muffler contains a stainless-steel perforated tube wrapped with several layers of stainless-steel sound absorbing material. Furthermore, it features a layer of ceramic sound absorbing, high temperature material, all contained in a fully welded stainless steel shell.

In Conclusion

If you’re looking for the best performance, highest quality, and the best sound then Borla is the way to go. Whether you opt to go with their ATAK Exhaust system, or another one of their iconic exhaust you won’t be disappointed! With Borla, you’ll get the power and sound you want, with quality materials and construction that will make it last!