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02-03-2016, 09:11 PM #11
FABSPEED MOTORSPORT | History
1986 - owner & founder, Joe Fabiani, purchased his first Porsche, a 1985 911 Carrera Cabriolet, and got involved with SCCA auto-x racing. This lead him to a few stints at Skip Barber racing school and eventually high performance track driving at Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Summit Point, and many more courses.
His first dedicated track car, a 1995 993 Carrera, went under the knife for a full RSR Clubsport conversion in 1994. When it came time to choose an exhaust, he was unsatisfied with the selection and quality of the aftermarket exhaust systems available at the time, so he set out to build one for himself.
1998 - Joe leading the pack at Sebring
Word quickly spread and his results at the track spoke for themselves. Other Porsche enthusiasts wanted a piece of the action, and so Joe took the plunge and decided to give up his brokerage desk for his own machine shop. Fabspeed was born.
2000 - Fabspeed goes digital; the first Fabspeed.com site launches
Fabspeed’s first dedicated shop in Ambler, PA began refining the sound and performance of Porsche exhaust systems - notably the 993 Turbo and 930 Turbo - but why stop there? A complete exhaust package was developed for the Ferrari 360, the Lamborghini Gallardo, and soon more supercars filled the shop.
Seeing red at the Fabspeed Ambler facility in 2010
Within a few years, business was booming. Joe had expanded the Fabspeed product line to include hundreds of different performance products for almost every model of Porsche. Within a few short years, that list would also include applications for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Bentley, McLaren, Aston Martin, and more.
2012 - Fabspeed moves into its new 26,000sqft manufacturing facility and showroom in Fort Washington, PA
Today, with the help of state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing that you saw in our previous post, and a team of passionate craftsmen, Fabspeed proudly offers more performance products for exotic cars than any other competitor in the industry. This depth, experience, and passion allows Fabspeed to custom-tailor personalized performance solutions that perfectly complement the lifestyle and goals of every exotic car enthusiast.
Last edited by Fabspeed Motorsport; 02-04-2016 at 02:06 PM.
03-10-2016, 03:19 PM #12
FABSPEED MOTORSPORT | BMW March ///Madness
For decades, Fabspeed has led the industry with our performance products for Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and other high end marques.
Now that our team includes several BMW owners, BMW club-racers, and former BMW employees, we are excited to be taking what we’ve learned over the last 20+ years and applying that experience and technology towards designing and fabricating performance exhaust products for the Ultimate Driving Machines.
Our product development inspiration comes from many different sources. For some projects, our marketing and R&D teams take the reigns. In other cases, we rely on our customers to tell us what they want, and we set out to fulfill those requests. Such was the case when a local Bimmerpost forum member stopped by with a request: spice up the exhaust note of his 2015 M3 which was already equipped with an M-Performance rear muffler. We worked with Matt to bring this product to life for the community. Our design includes dual x-pipe sections for optimal flow blending (also utilized on our full M3 & M4 Valvetronic Exhaust System) and a unique flex bellow which allows for straightforward installation.
If you aren’t familiar with the pinnacle of our BMW lineup, it’s high time you get acquainted.
Meet the Fabspeed F8x M3/M4 Valvetronic Exhaust System...
When the BMW community came to us looking for additional tip options, we tasked our fabrication shop with producing a sleek, track oriented variant that we would make right here in-house. We crafted the Single Wall Brushed Quad Tips to complement the more aggressive carbon fiber aftermarket diffusers while offering adjustment that allows the tips to be set at a desired depth within the bumper. Producing these in-house allows us to make them at a custom length to match any setup.
We’ve taken on a new Performance Specialist, Bobby, who hails from a BMW background and has an M235i and 335i with which we developed a new system for.
Our Muffler Bypass Exhaust isn’t winning any awards for Most Complicated Design, but it’s leading the pack in contention for Most Grin-Inducing Sound. This is our easily reversible, weight reducing, sound enhancing, cost effective exhaust solution for the F3x 335 & 435 models.
The addition of a performance downpipe encourages a symphony of crackles and burbles on command.
Fabspeed is the largest distributor of HJS catalysts in the US, and second largest in the world! Our experience with pairing the correct cell count, duration, and diameter with specific vehicle applications has paid off. After much R&D, we are one of - if not the only - company providing a 200-cell high flow catalyst-equipped performance downpipe for N55 engine cars that does not trigger a check engine light. We also offer HJS’s own 300-cell Euro 6 compliant downpipe in addition to our Catbypass Downpipe to cover anyone's needs.
Our enthusiasm and passion to drive new innovation doesn’t stop at BMW. We apply these same processes to all of the makes and models that we work with. Thank you for reading about our BMW development, subscribe for future features on more marques!
03-12-2016, 01:49 AM #13
Thanks for sharing the company history. The shop looks great.
I would love to work there.Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
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03-18-2016, 03:00 PM #14
06-28-2016, 08:57 PM #15Junior Member
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@Fabspeed_Motorsports I love the work you guys do with exhaust systems, especially the 348 it sounds like a completely different car
08-17-2016, 08:37 PM #16
08-18-2016, 02:23 PM #17
I have a question. Since you are a US company, is all design + engineering done in imperial units or are metric units used in places?I’m a hypocrite and if I weren’t I’d be a success story.
08-18-2016, 02:25 PM #18