the data is there to back up the manifold, not only on the dyno, but in fuel demand. I had to work with this car a little bit to get the tip in fuel demand, to match the manifold. to me this is the "nail in the coffin" on the arguement about this, If it needs more fuel to keep the AFRs in check, it must move more air.The vast majority of the power gains would be from the T5 head. Cool factor is there, but having to explain to everyone that its not a supercharger would be annoying. You should probably just modify an intake manifold to have the TB in the middle instead of the very end.
That's exactly where I was going too. I have no experience with a C900, hope to someday own one, but I would have figured you are out of overhead with the trans as well.aren't you so far out over your transmission capabilities that it's not worth cutting a very attractive c900 front end?
If you were going to cut the hood I would suggest putting some kind of faux scoop over it to dress it up, or maybe a bulge. Not that I don't love me some roadkill, but that doesn't seem to suit your car.I wonder if it would look better if it were covered with some type of cowl induction scoop.