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      04-06-2007, 11:54 AM   #13
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I'm not so sure

Originally Posted by esquire View Post
the two air intakes on either side of the front fascia are fed to cool the brakes, so the ram effect is really inconsequential here.
From the press release,

"Front end designed for maximum air intake. The front end of the car boasts three large air intake scoops beneath the radiator grille serving to feed intake and cooling air to the engine. The air intake scoops border on either side on large, vertical bars and further enhance the characteristic design language of the car."

I read this that all three intakes feed either the engine intake or cooling. We know as well that the side ducts feed cooling air to the brakes. You can see as well that the airbox has two intakes, one obviously connects to the hood the other must obvisouly connect to somewhere in the front fascia. The large central intake is probably exclusively for radiator cooling, thus leaving the side intakes for engine and brakes. So with engine intake here at the front fascia, in a high pressure zone, I think there should be some ram effect.