The Racingline Cold-Air Intake System replaces the restrictive factory intake circuit with an efficient, high flow intake
system that utilizes a reusable lifetime foam filter.
Development & Performance:
Developed for use in the Racingline Cup where removal of the factory intake is possible, the Racingline
system delivers astonishing gains as much as 9% greater at peak power than that of the standard intake system.
In some cases, turbocharger spool dropped nearly 500 RPMs reducing turbo lag and creating lighting fast turbo
The Racingline Intake filter is constructed from three layer open-cell polyurethane form, which gives a high level of
filtration to protect the engine from contaminants in the air, while not greatly restricting airflow. This same filter
material is used by F1 teams around the world due to it's excellent filtration and airflow properties. In Racingline's
experience, cheaper foam filter materials are unable to deliver the same flow and filtration meaning a compromise
for your engine.
Through greatly improving airflow to the engine and keeping intake temperatures as low as the ambient
temperature, more power is produced, turbo lag is reduced and better fuel economy is achieved.
Connections & First Impressions:
The Racingline Intake System is a ram air style intake, meaning the opening is connected to the factory inlet which
draws air directly from the leading edge of the hood. Hot engine bay heat is deflected by the intake housing
meaning intake air is only drawn from outside the engine bay.
The race bred nature of the intake system is noticeable instantly upon acceleration. The black aluminum housing,
with Racingline logo, helps maintain sane engine volume levels compared to an open element system, however make
no mistake, you will hear the turbocharger compressing massive amounts of air as the engine is able to breathe
for the first time. Releasing the throttle under boost will result in a classic turbocharger woosh as the factory diverter
valve opens, releasing compressed air from the intercooler piping back to the uncompressed side of the turbocharger.