Flat 6 Motorsports High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake Ducts (Macan)
The Flat 6 Motorsports High Flow Carbon Fiber Intake Ducts provide an enlarged air opening to force air into the airbox. These elegantly designed bolt-on ducts can be installed in just minutes by any novice to the factory airbox. No need to cut, drill or replace your airbox to maximize power. Combined with high flow air filters, the ducts improve turbo response and peak output by allowing more air into engine.
- Dyno verified 10whp on the Macan Turbo (paired w/ High Flow Air Filter)
- Matte dry carbon fiber 2x2 pre-preg weave
- Simple 4 screw bolt-on design
- Direct factory replacement
- Dramatically increases airflow to improve turbo response and power output
Porsche provided an excellent cold-air delivery solution by leveraging ducts from the front grill that feeds air up through the hood and down into the air filter boxes. One area they left room for improvement on is the design in which air velocity can be manipulated to increase power. They split the air channels into two runners and placed a duct with a large area in the middle to drive the air flow into two chambers in the airbox. Because of this, they only put two filter surface areas to bring air in. This keeps air pressure high on the outside of the filter but slows the velocity at which air can pass through the filter and into the charge pipe leading to the turbocharger.
After studying and analyzing this design, Flat 6 Motorsports developed a solution that was cost-effective and simple to install and service. The first principle was to increase the air flow in volume and in velocity. We achieved this by opening up the duct that connects to the hood to allow more air flow into the airbox. We then used CFD analysis to optimize the design of the air filter media. Advanced simulation software showed that a bell-horn like design would both maximize filter surface area and most efficiently distribute air flow around the filter which provides 360 degrees of material compared to just 180 degrees on the OEM filter. This design creates high-pressure on the outside of the filter while minimizing pressure drop inside the filter, causing an increase in stable high velocity air that leads to the turbocharger.
We chose to use the finest grade materials including a pre-preg dry carbon fiber with 2x2 weave to provide lightweight and stylish design to the top of the intake ducts. If every ounce of weight matters to you, you'll be glad to know the High Flow Carbon Fiber Ducts reduce weight by 68% compared to the factory tops.
Installation is simple for this system which makes any able body the right fit for this DIY job. All that is required is simply removing 4 screws from the OEM top, removing the OEM filter and replacing it with the Carbon Fiber Intake Ducts. Then bolt down the ducts to the OEM airbox and place the gaskets back on. This job can be done in 10 minutes with a T-30 or T-25 torx bit. Detailed installation instructions are included with every order. Click here for the 2.0L base or Diesel S instructions.