I dont think its powder coating, its actually a engineered ceramic coating that is sprayed and baked on high heat,also reduces heat and looks like polished aluminum. The exhaust manifolds were coated with the same stuff and a thermal barrier was sprayed in the inside of the manifolds. Supposed to run cooler and the finish will stand up to alot of heat without discoloring. $80 for the intake and $180 for the exhaust manifolds. Plus it look real purdy! I noticed this company sprays alot of headers for various companys ie. eddlebrock, thats what I could see.