That explains the dirty motor compartmentNo this is no show car, it's a test mule with 290847012789369187235 miles on it.
I don't recall exactly, but I believe there is something in the way behind the scoop so it can't be functional.
But even if it was functional, I can't see it making any real difference, not a whole lot of air is gonna get through that anyway, especially when it's setup to take the air in from the airbox on the side.
X3 on the covers. Even if they are offered in various colors, I'll have them on the shelf in the garage. The fact they hold extra heat in (hot, hot motor is a dog) far outweighs any cosmetic benefit they might provide.