: RAM Air Hood?



edsuski
07-28-09, 02:12 AM
Guys,

What are your thoughts? Too "boy racer"?

http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/files/2699001_vefao/Graphic1.jpg

Or this one?

http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/files/2699012_9stwh/Graphic2.jpg

SlvrBullIT
07-28-09, 02:48 AM
Neither would be functional unless it racetracked around. Why ram air a forced induction motor?

mik2718
07-28-09, 07:19 AM
I'm having trouble absorbing the idea of a Cadillac with hood scoops, functional or not, but I think the second (thinner) version looks better. That doesn't mean I'm anxious to add such to my V, just that the second version looks better to me.

commander112
07-28-09, 07:37 AM
Looks like a hood for a Pontiac G8. Nope. Not for me.

Gotham CTS-V
07-28-09, 08:15 AM
I think the hood bulge is very aggressive and putting slits in it would mess with the aesthetics.

mik2718
07-28-09, 09:18 AM
I like the look of the G8 hood quite a lot ... on a Pontiac. If I hadn't test driven a V, I'd probably be driving a G8 GXP now.

neuronbob
07-28-09, 12:30 PM
That simply looks out of place on a Cadi.

1-2-N-V
07-28-09, 12:44 PM
I think the hood bulge is very aggressive and putting slits in it would mess with the aesthetics.

Exactly

mole177
07-28-09, 03:19 PM
I would opt for a vaccum cowl instead of ram air.

Florian
07-28-09, 04:09 PM
Neither would be functional unless it racetracked around. Why ram air a forced induction motor?

here's the winner~!

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edsuski
07-28-09, 08:30 PM
Neither would be functional unless it racetracked around. Why ram air a forced induction motor?

O.K. - Clearly I am getting that the consensus is that the look is not sophisticated enough for the audience. I can't say I disagree totally. However, a lot of us are looking for a cold air intake (CAI). I think that this would qualify as a CAI even if it had to racetrack around. The current air box requires at least a couple of 90 degree turns already. I was hoping that this design might not increase supercharger whine in the cabin as most (maybe all) of the other CAI designs do.

Here is one last picture - slightly toned down.


http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/files/2700755_qbpf8/Graphic3.jpg

SlvrBullIT
07-28-09, 08:32 PM
I'd rather have functional heat extractors, and a vacuum cowl...personally.

commander112
07-28-09, 08:41 PM
Your routing for the ducts if it is a CAI will take it right over the supercharger in the hottest area of the engine compartment negating the effect you are looking for IMO.

RWFJR
07-28-09, 08:42 PM
I'd rather have functional heat extractors, and a vacuum cowl...personally.

Ditto...

edsuski
07-28-09, 08:55 PM
Your routing for the ducts if it is a CAI will take it right over the supercharger in the hottest area of the engine compartment negating the effect you are looking for IMO.

Keep in mind that air would move so quickly from the intake to the engine that there would be no time for heat to transfer. Also, materials could be selected to virtually eliminate any heating of the air. Trust me - engineers can solve any of these issues. Whether or not the look is aesthetically pleasing is, however, completely subjective.

Of course, one could simply use the vents to reduce under hood temperatures and draw air from the existing air box.