Adding horsepower to the new C8 is possible, but the encrypted ECU used by General Motors amid heightened cybersecurity tactics doesn’t make the task easy for companies like ProCharger.
Nevertheless, ProCharger recently took two 2020 Corvette Stingrays fitted with its supercharger package to a road course for testing and released a one-minute video on its YouTube page to keep customers excited.
The new system, which uses a centrifugal supercharger, an air-to-water intercooler, and a custom CNC billet intake manifold, is believed to boost horsepower to approximately 700 with 8-9 psi of boost.
That’s up considerably over the stock 495 horsepower of Chevy’s LT2 V8 engine when equipped with the performance exhaust option.
If anyone is going to figure out how to add a supercharger to a C8, we’d bet on ProCharger since they were the first company to offer such a system for the previous four generations of Corvette.
On its website, ProCharger claims the system produces the coolest charge air temps and largest power gains with bolt-on installation that requires no cutting or trimming. Optional upgrades will include Polished or Black supercharger and bracket finish, Helical Gearset for noise reduction, injector bungs and fuel rail for intake manifold (for port fueling), Black finish for intake manifold and intake manifold cover (raw finish standard), and supercharger upgrades such as P-1X, D-1SC, and D-1X.
They’ve been promoting this C8 system since last April and have started taking orders for the package, though there’s no word yet on when it will actually be available for shipping. Pricing for the complete system is still to be determined, but the tuner kit with no tuning or fuel components will start at $11,899 and the tuner kit PLUS with fuel components and timing control will start for $12,999.
In the meantime, C8 owners and interested enthusiasts can just listen to the beautiful sounds of the supercharger on the track.
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