ProCharger has been hard at work engineering a way to add a blower to the popular, yet infamously tough-to-tune C8 Corvette. The 2023 Z06 will drop soon, but you’ll have to get in line to buy one as the factory has been hit with not only incredible demand but one production snag after another. So what options do you have if you want to go faster in a C8 Corvette? Especially for current owners of base 2020-2022 models? Thanks to the wizards at ProCharger you now have a very viable path to more mid-engine power.
According to the supercharging gurus, “After exhaustive research and development, we’re almost ready to reveal a production-ready blower for the mid-engine Corvette’s LT2. After tens of thousands of miles of wide-open throttle, can we officially say it’s production-ready. Follow along in the blog as we showcase how our new C8 Corvette Supercharger kit is no one-hit-wonder, as we show off some of the production parts coming to the table.”
Sure you can strap a car to a dyno and make a single quick hit to produce some good numbers. However, when you are talking about a C8 that’s just as capable on the track as it is as a daily driver, consistent fade-free power is what matters. ProCharger engineers went above and beyond to create one of the most effective intercooler kits ever and combined it with hours and hours of wide-open throttle road course testing. All of this design and testing has resulted in a supercharger kit that’s as powerful on the final lap, as it is on the first. With inlet air temps hardly registering over ambient, even in the most extreme three-digit temperatures.
The ProCharger folks continue, “Since one of our testing C8’s had its engine bay dressed from GM in ultra-slick carbon fiber, we have done the same with our supercharger system. With optional intake covers and engine bay covers that are some of the most stunning cosmetic carbon, you have ever laid eyes on. These are 100% hand-built, right here in the USA to our strict guidelines for fit, finish, and function. And yes, it’s designed so that your golf clubs and Targa roof still fit as intended! ”
When buying a supercharger for your C8 Corvette, you want to make sure it’s designed to last. Thankfully ProCharger engineers have designed one of the most robust brackets and drive systems ever imagined for a mid-engine sports car. Then to put the icing on the cake, the installation doesn’t require any cutting or trimming of the car or chassis in any way. For those that want to possibly tackle the installation themselves, great news, it does not require engine removal or subframe removal.
Even with all tricks to making everything fit into the ultra-compact engine bay, one thing that isn’t small is the power gains, starting at 180+ horsepower! Go here for more info.
- Produces the coolest charge air temps and largest power gains
- Bolt-on installation (no cutting or trimming)
- Easiest installation, only requiring common hand tools
- Air-to-water intercooler system
- CNC Billet intake manifold
- Robust CNC billet bracket system
- Self-contained head unit
HO INTERCOOLED TUNER KITS PLUS:
- Adds timing control
- Boost set to 6psi
STAGE II INTERCOOLED TUNER KITS PLUS:
- Boost set to 6-9psi
- Intake manifold can be outfitted with port injection
OPTIONAL UPGRADES INCLUDE:
- Polished, or Black supercharger and bracket finish
- Helical Gearset for noise reduction
- Injector bungs and fuel rail for intake manifold for port fueling (Stage II only)
- Black finish for intake manifold (raw finish standard)
- Black finish for intake manifold cover (raw finish standard)
- Supercharger upgrades such as P-1X, D-1SC and D-1X
- Carbon fiber upgrades