I purchased this intake about 2 months ago from a member here that actually had a few of these brand new. As far as how it sits and where it gets air from; the scoop that directs air into the OEM air filter directs the air straight into the opening on the intake end. It sounds mean and have not noticed any power loss at all. In fact might have noticed a bit of a gain. Carbon fiber enclosure is a nice touch under the hood!
By the way, that pic of the intake shows the intake sitting really low. Mine is right in line with the OEM air scoop.
Last edited by chrisbreezy; 12-16-2012 at 08:18 PM.