Nothing gathers us here in the Mishimoto facility, quite like the delivery of the latest production sample. In a way, it's almost like we're tearing into the parts for our own builds. We've been pouring over the 3D models and QC photos, pondering similar questions as anyone online shopping for parts. Will it be built to spec? Will it perform as designed? All questions asked before submitting the order, but now it's here, in the flesh! Like every one of our past projects, we get to pull this intercooler from the box, strap it directly to the dyno, and answer those questions.
First up: was it built to spec? That question is answered with a simple and resounding, "yup." The idea was to create a durable intercooler that looks great peeking through the grille. Not to toot our own horn, but it meets those qualifications. I'll let the photos do the talking, though: