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A Close Look at the Cold Air Inductions Air Intake System for the Camaro6
What self-respecting Camaro owner doesn’t want a little more power under the hood? Especially when it takes less than 30 minutes to install and doesn’t come with any baggage in the form of voided warranties or driveability issues. Enter Cold Air Inductions, Inc., the first company that we’re aware of to offer a cold-air intake system for the 2016 Camaro, aka Camaro6.
Free-flowing air intake systems are nothing new. When engineered correctly, they are an easy way to unrestrict airflow leading to the engine, letting the engine produce more power. Of course, all modern GM engines, including the potent LT1 used in the Camaro6, have intricate monitoring and adjusting systems, designed around making sure that the car is always producing the power it was designed to, which can stand in the way of simple improvements like a cold-air intake. Cold Air Inductions has invested heavily into engineering the design of its systems to work with the factory programming to increase power – to the tune of 11 rear-wheel horsepower in the case of the 2016 Camaro with the LT1.
There’s more to this air-intake system than just additional power, though. We got a close look at the company’s system for the new Camaro and wanted to share with you the differences we noticed between Cold Air Inductions and others that we have experience with.
Bringing years of editorial, photographic and technical experience to the table, Cole Quinnell is a name you’re more than likely familiar with if you’ve ever picked up a car mag at your local newsstand. He spends much of his free time behind the wheel of his LS-powered ’66 Chevelle and his killer off-road Jeep!