See And Hear The First ProCharged C8 Corvette

A few weeks ago, we forwarded a teaser that supercharger-powerhouse ProCharger was putting the final touches on their C8 Corvette supercharger package. Thankfully, just before Christmas, they’ve left the Bow-tie, but pulled the wrapping back a little bit more with a video that shows the car on the dyno.

While the great temptors at ProCharger continue to tease us with only tidbits of goodness, we do get to hear those soothing sounds of the LT2 straining under boost against those rollers. We also get to see the system in question— sort of. ProCharger states that more information will be forthcoming, but for now, we can put this recently-released video on loop and keep those sweet sounds flowing.

It appears the kit uses a variant of ProCharger’s P-1 street superchargers. As such, there appears to be much more performance at the ready but is likely limited for at least one of many reasons. ProCharger states the system uses 8-pounds of boost to kick up the C8’s power approximately 40-45-percent more. That makes for 200+ horsepower to the wheels, a solid 700 horsepower altogether! All that add-on fun can still be had on premium pump fuel thanks to ProCharger adding an air-to-water intercooler to keep intake charge temps in check.

The supercharger bracketry appears to be a hefty billet piece as well as the intake runners used on the LT2 engine's intake.

The description states the LT2 gets treated to a new CNC’d, billet intake system, and the images on ProCharger’s blog show a helping of other billet goodies which serve to keep the supercharger steady when the boost levels rise. There seems to be an additional, fabricated plenum that serves to bridge the gap between the throttle body and the manifold-mounted, air-to-water intercooler. They describe the system as a “bolt-on” design that can be installed using common hand tools. A plus for those who do their own stunts, mechanically-speaking.

ProCharger describes the kit as a “bolt-on” but we’ll have to wait to get more details about how they are handling the electronics side of things to add the additional fuel necessary. But, CHECK OUT THAT DRIVE SYSTEM!!!!

While the video contains a LOT of goodness, even with its short, sub-one-minute duration, there can be a lot of information gleaned from the comments section below it. One of the most common questions has to do with whether or not the C8’s ECU is capable of compensating for the additional fuel and air, or if ProCharger has figured out a way to manipulate the engine’s operation into safer waters. Each time, that question is met with deafening silence.

While the video may create more questions than answers, it’s comforting to know that the search for horsepower does continue to move forward, even with the “unhackable” 2020 Corvette’s electronics systems. As a bolt-on kit, this shows some potential of the LT2 engine, and it also hints as to the engine’s durability — but that can only be cemented more solidly as cars begin to get a few miles on them under boost. Until then, we’ll have these teasers to keep us yearning for more!

Article Sources

About the author

Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
Read My Articles

Late Model LS Power in your inbox.

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from LSX Magazine, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes
LSX Magazine NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

We'll send you the most interesting LSX Magazine articles, news, car features, and videos every week.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

LSX Magazine NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...



Classic Chevy Magazine

Drag Racing

Engine Tech

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...

  • Classic Chevy Magazine
  • Drag Racing
  • Engine Tech

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

LSX Magazine - The Late Model GM Magazine for Camaro

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Loading