SRT and Pontiacs, which focus on performance, are those that come to the mind when thinking about vehicles that have factory fitted air intakes.
However, one will be able to see such an option as standard on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. This option is specifically found in 2017 Chevrolet Silverado that will be equipped with Duramax diesel engines. The air intake system is primarily meant to offer additional cooling to high performance engines. The system forces cool and dry air to the engine – much more than normal standards – to help reduce the temperatures.
This, in turn, helps in deriving better performance from the motor and, more importantly, sustaining the same for longer periods. Eric Stanczak, who is the chief engineer in charge of the development of the Silverado HD says that the 2017 Silverado HD will be capable of providing the same outstanding utility at almost any condition. One of the practical applications of this system would be to tow a trailer – at its maximum load – even when the conditions are hot and humid. Stanczak says that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD will not be bogged down by issues even under such strenuous conditions.
Stanczak is so confident about the abilities of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD that he believes the vehicle will be able to pass through the Eisenhower Tunnel, which is the world’s highest vehicle tunnel, even during hot conditions while towing the trailer. The Eisenhower Tunnel also has the highest roads in North America. The air intake system is distinguishable easily since there is a new scoop on the hood to suck outside air.
Even though the intakes only suck in cool air, the vehicle uses the turbochargers to heat the air by compression. Even then, it will be much cooler than the conditions in the engine itself. Powered by a 6.6-liter V-8 with turbochargers, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD with optional Duramax produces 397 hp while developing an astonishing 765 lb-ft of torque. This power is handled by a six-speed gearbox, which sends the power to all four wheels. Chevrolet claim that the new air intake system is certainly required to cool down the engine since it can draw 40% more air than the front fenders.
Chevrolet claim that the system has been tested in different real-world driving conditions ranging from cold to rains and, of course, extreme heat.