Everybody is aware of how hot 16v engine bays are, and the associated hassle of getting cold dense air into your intake.
I have thought about taking my piperX induction filter and mounting behind some mesh in the front bumper, basically outside the engine bay and away from the majority of the heat build up (could look cool in a cutout in the bumpoer if done right).
Obviously a big bore pipe would run up onto the throttle body from the filter and would be of a large bore and fairly sturdy to prevent from collapsing at big throttle openings, it would also be insulated (exhaust wrap or something).
I know without dynoing this, or even seeing how it flows on a flow bench it is difficult to say how well it would work. Can anybody see any major flaws in this idea that I aint, and if so, please let us know.