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Here's What a 700-Plus-HP Supercharged C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Sounds Like

Road & Track logo Road & Track 12/21/2020 Aaron Brown
a car on display: ProCharger claims it's built the "world's first bolt-on supercharger system" for the new Corvette. © ProCharger Superchargers ProCharger claims it's built the "world's first bolt-on supercharger system" for the new Corvette.

The C8 Corvette's 495-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine is more than enough. It makes all the right noises, and with a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds, it's quick as hell. For some of the more power-crazed, though, that just won't cut it.

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Since the more-powerful Z06 model hasn't yet been revealed, the aftermarket is racing to add power to the C8. We've seen turbocharged setups for the mid-engine 'Vette, but ProCharger has just revealed the first supercharger option we've seen for the C8.

The Kansas City supercharger company teased a "bolt-on supercharger system" for the C8 Corvette in a video released in November. Details are limited, but according to the clip's description, the supercharger kit with intercooler pushes the C8 from 495 hp to over 700 on pump gas. The company says the blower kit "is just around the corner."

In a video posted on December 21, ProCharger showed what acceleration with its supercharged C8s looks like on a dyno. Yes, it's fast and loud as hell.

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ProCharger says its kit builds 8-9 psi of boost and uses an air-to-water intercooler system. Also, it looks pretty damn clean in the C8's engine bay.

a car engine: supercharger c8 © ProCharger supercharger c8

We've asked for more details on pricing and availability of this C8 supercharger kit, and will update this post if we hear back.


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