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      07-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Diver View Post
I like the look of the power dome, and suspect if it is there it is because it is needed. I wonder if there is any possibility that the bonnet on this car is meant to deceive as to what the final design is.
Maybe, but I doubt it. The F80 has been testing for months and months without a hood bulge. I have a hard time believing that the physical shape of the engine has changed (through the addition of ITBs, for example), where it mounts to on the frame has moved, or that a different, larger engine is under the hood in order to warrant the change in the hood's sheet metal all of a sudden.
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