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air scoop

[′er ‚sküp]
(design engineering)
An air-duct cowl projecting from the outer surface of an aircraft or automobile, which is designed to utilize the dynamic pressure of the airstream to maintain a flow of air.

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A hooded opening used to direct outside air into an aircraft structure in flight. The ram effect increases the amount of air that flows into the structure.
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The ram air scoop castings were large complex aluminum investment castings with critical specifications, and DLA Aviation could not find anyone to make them.
The enormous reserves of power are carefully delivered to the all-wheel drive system via limited-slip technology on both front and rear axles, while the reworked nose treatment and bull-nose air scoop improve cooling.
Kathleen Bozan is editor of Air Scoop at NAES Lakehurst, NJ.
The Alfa shield is instantly recognisable, as is the offset number plate, which to me still looks slightly odd while both are flanked by large recently restyled elliptical headlights and a deep air scoop.
One of the problems in this ultra-competitive part of the market is standing out of from the crowd and with its distinctive lines, large headlamps and air scoop and narrow grille dominated by the large MG badge the MG3 is still something of a novelty on British roads.
There is also a new intake on the bonnet, with an air scoop sited centrally in a trapezoidal recess.
Echoing the distinctive style of the Mini Cooper S, all SD models display a front apron with an extra large air intake and the familiar air scoop on the bonnet.
In the sleek aero-sculpted front end, a gaping and functional air scoop sits on the hood and further draws attention, as do the bulging front fenders and bright-red STI badging on the grille.
In detail, the Mini Cooper S features a curvaceous front end which comprises of circular headlamp clusters with chrome surrounds, an air scoop, a large grille with a chrome border, a sporty bumper incorporating a pair of fog lamps, a smaller grille along with a pair of chrome finished air intakes to name a few.
Visually this new model - called the Cooper SD - is identical to the petrol powered Cooper S with its air scoop in the bonnet, a front apron with an extra large air intake and centrally located twin exhausts.
The huge air scoop in the bonnet, the deep front valance, the large spoiler over the rear window and the side skirts let you know this is a mean machine.