Would have to disagree with you on both counts there buddy when lookin between it and the Revo. Also, I believe that airflow is king when it comes to CAIs, more so than making sure its shielded from engine heat. The Revo seems to win again here however, as it looks to be considerably further away from the engine than the CTS kit.
Just my opinion of course.
The Revo's a nice bit of kit no doubt.
I think my point was that with the CTS enclosure hot air from the engine bay is not an issue as the filter is in an enclosure, not only that but the filter sits directly in the path of the airflow rather than the Revo which by the look of your pics has the filter pointing in the wrong direction to the flow of air coming in the front of the car, of course if you have fitted ducting from another area then that's different but you could do the same for any intake for a handful of pocket change.
Also if you think about it when the car is moving the CTS enclosure is actually under positive pressure (albeit not a lot as it's obviously not airtight) and that not only forces any warm air out of the enclosure but I suspect also has a slight ram air effect if you like directly into the intake.
Also you cannot deny the single piece CNC mandrel bent intake pipe is not a ****** good design, no restrictions at all.
Plus you get a very nice turbo heatshield with the kit.... oh and it's £150 cheaper than your fancy coated one and £75 cheaper than the powdercoated version.
I know where my money would be going if I had to buy again