Originally Posted by flzrider
It definitely wins the ugliest engine bay award.
On a more serious note, how effective are air-to-water intercoolers on turbocharged cars? Better than a traditional air-to-air cooler? I can't think of many examples of this kind of setup.
Air-to-liquid (let's not assume it's water) are superior to air-to-air for a few reasons. Namely, much less plumbing between the turbo and TB (significantly less lag) and much higher thermal efficiency.
They're more complicated and heavier than air-to-air, which is why they aren't that ubiquitous.
IMHO - this is a huge win.
My big fear was that this car would be a street queen given the turbo engine/resulting heat issues. A2L goes a long way to making this a trackable car.