AEM began construction by gathering high-quality components. Three-inch diameter 304 stainless steel mandrel-bent tubing was used throughout the system. Additionally, every connection utilizes OEM-quality 3/8-inch thick stainless steel flanges and O-rings. Even the four exhaust tips of the 600-0600 exhaust system are brushed stainless steel.
As for the actual layout of the system, AEM opted to retain the OEM routing paths in order to maintain OEM clearances to all critical systems. In doing so, AEM chose to begin the exhaust system at the turbo manifold. From the turbo manifold, the 600-0600 system includes a mandrel-bent downpipe with an integrated braided-steel section to ensure that any vibrations in the system are isolated from the chassis. Between the included downpipe and mid-pipe, the factory catalytic converter is retained. Following the mid-pipe to the rear of the vehicle, a single center-entry 304 stainless steel muffler was selected to vent the spent exhaust gases. Exiting the muffler are four OEM-quality brushed stainless steel exhaust tips.
On the dyno, the Genesis Coupe's 600-0600 Exhaust System proved to enhance horsepower and torque output of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 600-0600 exhaust system showed an estimated maximum gain of 12 horsepower at 5,600 RPM. Estimated peak horsepower was also improved from the stock baseline of 157 horsepower to 162 horsepower at the wheels with the exhaust system installed. Estimated torque output gained 14 ft/lb at 2,700 RPM with the exhaust in place.