The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System increases performance primarily by improving mass airflow through the system while still providing adequate filtration. Expect greater horsepower and torque through the power band with a more direct and responsive feel upon pressing the throttle.
Sounds from the engine and turbocharger are enhanced and some may even experience better fuel economy depending on driving style. Uncommon to most in the market today, APR spared no expenses during the research and development period.For the better part of a year, APRs Mechanical Engineers created several prototype intake designs utilizing our in house Sterolithography 3D printer and other rapid prototyping techniques. Various filter mediums were tested in conjunction with the new intake designs through simulated models, flow bench analysis, dyno data collection and in real world applications all in an effort to derive the best possible solution. To increase performance over the factory intake system, the intake systems ability to flow a higher mass of air is critical. In order to achieve this, APRs Mechanical Engineers focused on improving the pressure ratio between the inlet and outlet of the intake system, reducing turbulence, maximizing filter efficiency and keeping IAT as low as possible. In an effort to strive for an ideal pressure ratio (1:1) between the intakes inlet and outlet, the intake features several key characteristics.
Through CFD optimization and flow-bench validation, the intakes filter housing was shaped into a reducing spiral, or volute, which uses the inertia of the air entering the system to increase pressure on the outside of the filter. This creates an even pressure distribution across the entire face of the filter, rather than only a few key spots, and as such, maximizes utilization of the filtration element. Compared to many other popular intake styles, the APR intake system allows for the use of a small, compact filter with better filter utilization as systems often twice its size.
Unlike traditional open element filters, the APR intake design only pulls air from the grille area near the leading edge of the vehicles hood. In doing so, it draws air from an area of relatively high pressure.As the vehicle increases in speed, pressure continues to build and ultimately aids in the intakes effectiveness. By sealing the intake system, pressure created during the ram air effect and volute design is not simply lost within the engine bay. This is contrary to open element filters that pull air from a relatively low pressure region formed within the engine bay. Intake air temperature (IAT) plays a critical role in engine performance, especially on turbocharged engines where the ambient air temperature is raised twice through both compression via the turbocharger, and then again during the engines compression stroke. In an effort to maintain the lowest possible starting IAT, the APR Intake system begins by drawing air from the coldest possible location, which is the front end of the vehicle before the radiator.
Air travels a short path through the intake system, past the filter and on its way to the turbocharger through a sealed intake design that prevents ingestion of hot, under-hood air. Finally, the intakes carbon composite design features a thin fiberglass backing, which improves thermal insulate properties.
NOTE: Unlike many intake designs with a full frontal scoop, the APR system does NOT block the factory engine cooling duct found on the opposite side of the factory intake system. APRs design requirements called for an intake filter medium that exhibited high flow capabilities, long service life and adequate filtration properties. While traditional paper filters and even some foam filters can achieve one or more of these requirements, only a pleated cotton filter was able to achieve all three. This is due in part to the intake housings volute design and turning vanes. With even pressure flow distribution across the entire filter element, the filter is loaded more evenly, retaining performance over time, increasing the length of the maintenance intervals, and increasing the filter's effectiveness.
The intake system comes preassembled from APR ready to be installed in minutes with minimal tools. With the factory unit removed, the intake slips into place and connects to the factory turbo inlet pipe using the OEM hardware without filling the engine bay with additional couplers and hose clamps. Because the system fits in the OEM location, its fully compatible with future upgrades from APR. Directional turning vanes for proper filter loading. Seat Leon Cupra MK3 5F.Volkswagen Golf / GTI / R MK7 7.5. If there will be any delays in your order you will be informed within 24-48 hours. The item "APR Carbon Fibre Air Intake System For VW Golf MK7 R GTI, Audi S3 8V MQB 2.0T" is in sale since Tuesday, February 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Tuning & Styling\Air Intake & Induction\Performance Air Filters". The seller is "haz_motorsport" and is located in GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.