The Verus Engineering Hood Louver Kit helps reduce engine bay heat and pressure. By improving the flow out of the engine bay, the louvers are able to improve airflow through the radiator and charge air cooler; achieving better cooling stack efficiency. By reducing the pressure buildup in the engine bay, the louvers reduce front end lift, creating a slight bump in front end downforce.
During the design process; we utilized scan data as well as CFD to place louvers that flowed well with the hood's contours, retain most of the underhood structural metal, and place the units in a low-pressure location on the hood.
This hood louver kit is for the MK7 Golf R/GTI owner looking for a purposely placed, built, and tested louver kit that improves the cooling and aerodynamic performance of the Golf.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Hood Louver, Left-Hand
- Hood Louver, Right-Hand
- Wicker, Left-Hand
- Wicker, Right-Hand
- Cut Template (2)
- Small Verus Vinyl Sticker
- Hardware Kit, Includes All Hardware Necessary for Install
- Retains OEM Hood's Structural Integrity
- Reduce Underhood Pressure and Temperature
- Cut-Out Template Included
- Clinch Studs/Nuts Allow Vents to be Easily Removed for Cleaning
- Offered in Black Powdercoat or Raw Aluminum
- Wickers Included in Each Kit
- CFD Optimized Design
- 0.063 Thick 6061 Aluminum
- CNC Laser Cut
- Available Gloss Black Powdercoat for Durability
- Stainless Steel Flush Clinch Studs
- Stainless Serrated Nuts
- Made in the U.S.A.
Utilizing CFD, we were able to place the louver in a low-pressure location on the hood, increasing the effectiveness of the louvers. Using scan data during the design phase, we were able to create a louver that follows OEM body lines while reducing the amount of structural material removed. This ensures the hood's structural rigidity is maintained while the louvers look to be part of the hood's overall design.
Underhood temperature is an issue with these turbo'd hatchbacks and our hood louvers greatly decrease these temperatures by evacuating the hot air in the engine bay and pulling in cooler air from the radiator/grill area. This improves cooling stack efficiency by increasing the pressure delta between pre and post cooling stack. Another benefit of the louvers is a reduction in front end lift by reducing the underhood pressure. This is also known as downforce!