Thursday, May 1, 2008

High horsepower per dollar

Posted 35 mins ago

So, you like the fact that the new Corvette ZR1 has 600-plus horsepower but you don't like the fact that you'll most likely never own one?

Don't despair since ProCharger now offers a bolt-on, fits-under-the-hood supercharger package for base Corvettes with the LS3 6.2-litre V8, which is the same basic powerplant the ZR1 uses.

With just six pounds per square inch of extra air pressure (boost), ProCharger claims 600 rear-wheel-horsepower from the LS3, up from the stock rating of 430. Your US$7,200 (list price) gets you everything you need, including an intercooler that lowers the temperature of the incoming air to help prevent detonation to keep your engine safe.

Don't own a Corvette? Well, if you had a Dodge Charger SRT8 with the 6.1-litre "Hemi" V8, for example, ProCharger has a new kit for that vehicle. In fact, ProCharger has packages for many new and old vehicles (and many other model years of Corvette). Typical power increases are in the range for 40 to 60 per cent. Visit or call 913-338-2886.

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