Carbonio's carbon fiber intake for the 3.0 TFSI, 4.2L FSI V8, 3.2L and 3.0 TDI engines is a ram air design that completely
separates the intake filter from the engine bay. Building from years of experience on and off the race track, Carbonio's and
APR's engineering teams have spent countless hours developing a true cold air and ram air carbon fiber design that can
be recreated affordably for the street performance enthusiast.
For many years professional motorsport organizations have suffered great expense to properly tune the air intake delivery
system for turbocharged engines for use in endurance and sprint races where every last horsepower and pound feet of
torque can make the difference in position when crossing the finish line. Historically these designs have proven to be the
most efficient and powerful although the most expensive to produce.
Aftermarket performance companies have attempted to capitalize on these designs however the cost restraints have
typically resulted in compromise and deviation from the true engineering principles associated with motorsport
accomplishment. Don't be fooled by catch phrases and tag lines alluding to a new intake technology or special design
characteristic. You won't see any of these gimmicks installed on race cars at the Nurburgring.
Carbonio and APR have gone even further to maintain all oem specifications necessary to integrate cohesively with an
otherwise stock engine to avoid raising eyebrows at the dealership. Flexibility was another characteristic of Carbonio's
and APR's design whereas the new TFSI intake is also suitable for Stage 1 and Stage 2 modified engines all the way
up to future supercharger upgrades.
Constructed of aerospace grade carbon fiber and designed to remove intake restriction, APR’s Carbonio intake system
provides smoother transitional airflow, increased air velocity, superior insulation of the incoming air to reduce intake air
temperatures and a larger volume of available air to aid throttle response.
Features & Benefits:
The OEM intake system vents some of the incoming air into the engine bay and takes several twists and turns before the air
ever reaches the supercharger or turbocharger. The Carbonio intake system simplifies the intake system by directing
all incoming air directly at the filter.
The OEM intake system includes resonators in the hose connecting the air box to the throttle body designed to reduce
supercharger whine. The APR Carbonio intake system in Stage I form replaces the factory air box and filter, and will
deliver roughly 11 AWHP over stock.