Just unveiled at the 2023 SEMA Show, Performance Design’s Carbon TRc intake starts with a clean-sheet-of-paper design, while evolving the TR’s aesthetic into the next generation of intake manifolds. Hallmarks of the new design were to maintain the carbon fiber and billet aluminum construction, manufacturability within a desired price target, fitment under the stock hood, and versatility of subcomponents to be used across a wide range of applications.
Runners are CNC-machined, anodized 6061-T6 aluminum manufactured in two pieces to sandwich the plenum. A short velocity stack plate is installed inside the plenum and the outer runner bank bolts through the carbon fiber plenum into the velocity stack plate and is sealed with o-rings. A billet aluminum throttle body flange is bonded to the front of the carbon fiber plenum with aircraft-grade adhesive. Billet aluminum fuel rails are also available for port fuel applications or to add port fuel to direct-injected applications.
This modular design allowed Performance Design to develop the Carbon TRc quickly for a wide range of applications including General Motors’ LT1/LT4, LS3/L92, LS7, LS1/LS2/LS6, Ford’s Godzilla and Coyote engines, and Stellantis’ Hemi, all using the same carbon fiber plenum. Price at publication time start at $2,999.