You Can Now Gain 200 Horsepower In Your Chevy C8 Corvette With a Bolt-On Supercharger
All that added power is most welcome in the Corvette C8by Kirby Garlitos, on
If there’s one thing we know about Chevrolet Corvette enthusiasts, it’s that this crowd isn’t a patient lot. That’s important to know because the more powerful Corvette C8 Z06 hasn’t been revealed yet, and instead of patiently waiting for the model to drop, owners have turned to the aftermarket world to get their fix of extra power.
A sea of turbocharged setups has already hit the market, but supercharged options have been dry, at least until now. Kansas-based supercharger company ProCharger has just revealed the first supercharger option for the new Corvette C8, and it is a doozy. The full specs are yet to be announced, but the tuner has provided Corvette C8 owners something to look forward to: an extra 200 horsepower. That’s a promising start, at the very least.
It’s no secret that Corvette owners can get a little overeager when it comes to customizing their sports cars. That’s especially true when it comes to the Corvette C8, the first mid-engine Corvette in the nameplate’s history. Powered by a 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 engine that produces 490 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the Corvette C8 still leaves plenty of room for improvements, specifically when it comes to that LT2 unit.
|Engine||LT2, 6.2-liter, n/a V-8, mid-mounted|
|Power||490 hp, 495 hp w/ the Z51 pack|
|Torque||465 lb-ft, 470 lb-ft w/ the Z51 pack|
|0-60 mph||2.9 s|
|Top speed||194 mph|
Tuners far and wide have already developed turbocharged setups for that LT2, but none have released a supercharger option, at least until now. ProCharger Superchargers is a Kansas-based tuner that specializes in, well, superchargers. In keeping with its specialty, the tuner has teased a “bolt-on supercharger system” that it developed specifically for one car: the Corvette C8.
According to the company, the supercharger kit comes with an air-to-water intercooler system and a CNC billet intake manifold that helps build 8-9 psi of boost. The result is a 40- to 45-percent increase in output on premium fuel. Do the math and you’re looking at an added output amounting to over 200 horsepower.
That’s the question on everyone’s mind, and, unfortunately, it’s a question that ProChargers can’t answer, at least not yet. The tuner does plan to release more information about its setup soon, including the release of a blower kit that’ll come with the overall setup.