As everyone knows the stock intercooler is crap. I remember talking to a couple of venders at the Dragon a few years ago and they all said the same thing, that the GP intercooler is best. The problem with any top mounted intercooler is heat soaking. when you get a bigger intercooler say Airtech, witch I like, the recovery time is too long compared to the GP intercooler. The problem with a front mount intercooler is it affects throttle response. I was out messing around with the Helmet and Lotus so I was thinking about the difference in them. On my Exige it has a fan on the intercooler. The intercooler sits just above the air filter in the left side side scoop. The fan is controlled by a switch in the cabin. It gets plenty of cool air from the side scoop so I only run the fan on spirited drives. So I was thinking maybe this would work on an R53. Maybe an AirTech intercooler and a low profile pusher fan to blow cool from the scoop down through the intercooler. Or this may even help a stock intercooler. I know Meth is better and there are air/water intercoolers but this may work well for a few less dollars. Since I don't have an R53 and my CFO would not free up money to get one to try this out maybe one of you R53 guys could.