I guess somebody must have analysed the benefits of very low pressure supercharging and if it was a no-brainer it would be a standard fitment by now.Intuitively though, you might expect that slightly pressurising the induction system, via an electric supercharger with much more modest current draw than the 60A quoted for 1PSI, would at least drive volumetric efficienty towards the desireable 100%. That is, it would overcome the imperfect aerodynamics of the internal surfaces of the average indcuction tract and aid cylinder filling at low rpm, particularly during the early stages of the induction stroke, when the piston is moving too slowly to do much useful breathing in.Clearly, to acheive even 1 PSI of proper visible boost (~107% volumetric efficiency) is a whole different ball game.
A ram air intake is definitely an inexpensive supercharger but aesthetics do get disturbed. Does that intake really need to be that wide and that far to the front?
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