Spartanburg, SC 2016 RS Q50
Any update this month?
But wait, there's more! We're also launching our discounted presale today, so make sure that you grab your set today:Evolution is all about improving over the generations. We hold our ancestors in high regard because they were able to make the first changes, but we use that as a base to improve. It’s much the same with the Q50’s potent platform. Inherited from the groundbreaking and mind-bending powerhouse that is the R35 GT-R, the Infinitis harness the potential of the derived VR30DDTT to shove you back into your quilted leather bucket seat.
One of the evolutionary hangups that still plagues this everyday GT-R, however, is the intercooler system. We’ve been hard at work ready to rectify that issue and put our new design to the test on our Dynapack system. Read more...
The real benefits aren’t hp gains, but heatsoak elimination, or at least slowing it down. It’s another piece to add to the typical larger HX, larger reservoir, 2nd extra reservoir, and 2nd pump. Would also pair well with killerchiller/interchiller, providing a suitable track(road course) setup. For the strip or occasional pulls the cost to benefit ratio probably isn’t there. But people who beat on it on the track or canyon runs it will probably be worth it. Hard to say at the total investment though if A2A or larger ICs, HX, and chillers which is the better setup. For single passes the chiller going below ambient is a big plus.Well - if those performance improvement numbers are typical - that’s a big price tag for measured gains of (+8 whp / +12 wtq.)
Perhaps I miss read the link ?
changing intercoolers is never a way to add hp unless your existing setup is woefully undersized to begin with.after presale almost 2k for minimal gains I really can’t see any added value for me! it may be great if you never push the car to keep the IATs down but I think it’ll still get heat soaked..in my opinion air to air is the way to go it’s been proven many times over on other Platforms..
just driving around in 100° weather yesterday my IATS were 108 + just driving normal.
it’s great to have a variety of options for different setups so bravo for the hard work and testing
That's a great question! It would look just about the same, honestly. Our engineer adjusted the current bracket to give the proper clearance for the catch can. We'll also be including this bracket with the intercooler kit too. We actually had it installed during our testing:Looking very sharp - any chance for those of us with your OCC we could see what that relocation would look like?
Great questions!I have two questions. First did you guys decide to put bleeders in the units and secondly do you guys think it will have interference with the AMS fuel filter kit?
changing intercoolers is never a way to add hp unless your existing setup is woefully undersized to begin with.
A2A is NOT superior to A2W, its just different. additionally, it comes down to properly sizing the system to reject heat. something that people tend to forget is that most A2A systems generally heat soak MUCH worse at low speeds and idle situations. plus, they tend to get overwhelmed much faster at big power levels.
generally, A2A favors a condition where ambient air is constantly flowing over the intercooler, such as at a track. A2W favors short bursts where recovery isnt as much an issue. additionally, A2W lends itself to packaging and efficiency considerations quite well. theres a reason why a 400hp+ TTV6 can get 32mpg and have a ton of torque at 2500rpm all while passing emissions and fitting under the hood without the need for a huge nose.
also, A2A will never go below ambient, just as normal A2W wont either UNLESS you add ice (ice box) or chill the fluid (interchiller). the reason you see A2A so often is due to price first, then weight. oems and aftermarkets use A2A because its cheaper and there's more profit margin to be had. its also more simple so theres reliability considerations.
for A2W on a Q50, probably the 100% most ideal setup is going to be an interchiller and these intercoolers. no A2A is EVER gong to touch this setup in a drag race scenario.