It sounds like the sky’s the limit as far as power for the new Corvette Z06.
ProCharger says GM did the hard part coming up with the Z06’s strong forged LT-4 engine, and now ProCharger has created bolt-on, reversible superchargers that has the capability of raising the engine’s standard 650 horsepower to at least 1,600 horsepower!
All we can say is WOW!
The results have been amazing in ProCharger testing. By just removing the factory blower and replacing it with their supercharger head unit – and leaving factory tuning just like it was leaving Bowling Green (same timing, same fuel, same boost) – they were able to boost horsepower by 115 over stock.
ProCharger then increased boost slightly to 13psi and produced 827 horsepower, still with factory timing and the same pump fuel.
With a new camshaft and more boost, ProCharger believes that 1,000 horsepower is easily attainable for Z06 owners and even sells a blower capable of handling 1,600 horsepower or more.
“Knowing the power levels of these cars was going to be crazy out of the gate, we made sure everything in the system was ready for the task,” ProCharger says.
The ProCharger system starts with a custom sheet metal intake manifold in place of the factory roots supercharger, with installation as easy as unbolting the factory blower and dropping the new intake in place. ProCharger says its intake has CNC billet intake runners and base plates and thick wall sheet metal that can withstand huge amounts of boost.
“Spending lots of time in the design stages helped to not only optimize flow/power potential, but also ensured the factory hood line was maintained,” ProCharger says.
They also offer a variety of blowers, ranging from the base model that handles up to 825 horsepower up to the F-2 unit capable of 1,600 horsepower.
ProCharger also did extensive testing to come up with an effective air-to-air intercooler – actually two systems are available depending on how the car will be used.
Perhaps most importantly, though, the system can be removed completely with no after-effects, according to ProCharger.
“We know that the last thing someone wants to do is cut/trim/hack up a new car, so we went to great lengths to make sure this installation was 100% reversible,” ProCharger says. “The factory blower is easily unbolted and removed, along with its supporting hardware/lines etc., and can be reinstalled just as easily. From our bolt-in intake, blower bracket, to the intercooler system, everything is 100% plug and play. No cutting, bending, tweaking, or trimming of any sort.”
Sounds like some power-hungry Z06 owners have found just the “restaurant” to feed their new monsters, huh?
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