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Superchargers at the 2010 SEMA Show

The 2010 SEMA Show is going to showcase several supercharged vehicles and new supercharger kits. Held in Las Vegas the industry insiders show starts on November 2nd and runs to the 5th. Following is an idea of some of the great things we have to look forward to.

It’s Mustang Madness this year with the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L’s hitting the streets. At the SEMA show they’ll be showing off these hot new cars and the supercharger kits that’ll push them. Ford is bringing in nine customized Mustangs four of which are supercharged. These bad boys and girls include:

Creations n’ Chrome

The bright pink GT convertible sporting a Vortech supercharger and built for the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Picture of Ford Mustang Creations n' Chrome (SEMA 2010)

2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible: Creations n’ Chrome

 

Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords

The Mustang fan magazine shows off a blue GT that is beefed up with a Ford Racing supercharger kit.

Picture of Ford Mustang GT: Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords (2010 SEMA)

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords entry in SEMA 2010

 

Raceskinz Mustang GT

This white GT is a custom two seater that has been modded with a ProCharger supercharger.

Picture of Raceskinz Mustang GT

Raceskinz Mustang GT

 

Tjin Edition Mustang

Conflicting reports on this grey Stang by Neil Tjin and one says it’s fitted with a Vortech supercharger kit.

Picture of the Tjin Edition Mustang

Tjin Edition GT

 

SEMA Cares 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Another Mustang that’ll be seen at the show is the WD-40/SEMA Cares 2011 GT. This great charity car pushes out over 600 HP with its Paxton NOVI 2200 supercharger kit and an Air-To-Air Intercooler. After the show this one of a kind Mustang will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson with proceeds going to children’s charities Victory Junction Gang camp and Childhelp.

Picture of the 2011 Mustang GT: WD-40/SEMA Cares Car

WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang

 

STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder

Outside of the Mustangs there’s some really interesting vehicles heading to SEMA. One of them is the STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder roadster. The STaSIS R8 has a bolt on supercharger kit that adds 185 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque to the stock V10. The supercharged R8 V10 generates 710 HP and 523 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 of 3.1 seconds.

Picture of STASIS Audi R8 Spyder

The Supercharged STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder

 

TRD Tacoma X-Runner RTR

For the racing and truck fans Toyota is taking their Tacoma X-Runner RTR (ready to race) pickup with a Tundra 5.7 V8 coupled with a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger kit (supposedly Eaton Roots type). The RTR has SAE certified power of 504 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque and does it on premium fuel.

Picture of Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR

The Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR

 

CGS Performance Chevrolet Camaro

The CGS Performance Products team is showcasing a stunning black and red 2011 Chevy Camaro that’s running close to 500 HP equipped with a Whipple twin screw blower.

CGS Performance's 2011 Chevy Camaro

CGS Performance’s Whipple Supercharged 2011 Chevy Camaro displayed at 2010 SEMA Show

 

Redline Motorsports 2011 HTR-850R Camaro

Update:
Howard Tanner’s of Redline Motorsports won the Mother’s Choice Award for Excellence in Automotive Design with a beautiful 2011 Camaro that started out as RS but was morphed into a monster. In just six weeks Howard took a 2011 427 LS7 engine and added ported LS9 heads, custom hydraulic roller camshaft, JE forged pistons, Callies forged crankshaft, a Kenne Bell 3.6L screw supercharger with the KB heat exchanger, TR6060 transmission and a slew of other aftermarket parts. When all was said and done this super Camaro boasts 840 rwhp and 825 lb-ft of torque with 15 psi boost on pump gas and 18 psi on race fuel and a track test of 10.12 at 143 mph in the quarter mile.

Redline Motorsports 2011 Camaro Picutre

Redline Motorsports – 2011 HTR-850R Camaro with 427 LS7 and a 3.6L Kenne Bell Supercharger

 

Active Autowerke Vorsteiner 2011 BMW M3 GTRS3 Widebody

Another SEMA show car will be the Active Autowerke Vorsteiner GTRS3 Widebody 2011 BMW M3 with an Active Autowerke Stage 2 E9X M3 supercharger kit. The E9X kit is powered by a HKS GTS8550 supercharger and is reported to push output to 650 HP and 440 lb-ft of torque.

 

Supercharger Vette ZR1 LS9 Engine

Finally, an exciting project planed by Chev. During the 2010 SEMA Show they will be assembling a Corvette ZR1 LS9 6.2L supercharged engine. This is a continuation of Chevrolet’s “Corvette Engine Build Experience” which one of their participants took to build a 638 HP supercharged small block for their new Corvette ZR1.

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2000 Ford Crown Victoria LX Superchargers

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Question:

I have a 2000 Crown Victoria LX am I’m looking for a Supercharger set for it. Right now, I have not found anything and have no luck. If you have any information, please send it.

Answer:

The stock 4.6L V8 in the 2000 Crown Vic is a 2-valve SOHC (single overhead cam) which is the same as the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis with 215 HP and 285 lb-ft. Crown Vics use the same 4.6L Ford Modular engine as many Ford products do. For example the Mustang. The 4.6L 2-valve SOHC were used in Mustangs from 1996 to 2004 and other cars using this engine were 1994 to 1997 Ford Thunderbirds and the 1994 to 1997 Mercury Cougar. So, if you can’t find a supercharger kit for the set up on your specific platform then you can look at the other cars for options.

Luckily there are already Crown Vics with superchargers. A popular option for them seems to be the Eaton M112 roots blower. There is a company called Tork Tech Inc. who produces an Eaton M112 based supercharger kit for the 4.6L Crown Vic. They have their kit set up on several Crown Vic’s but it’s not a simple as pie bolt on. Some changes need to be made such as moving the battery to the trunk or drivers side as well as moving the coolant overflow tank and washer fluid tank. In the grand scheme of things these aren’t major problems to overcome so it’s a really good option to look at.

The Tork Tech supercharger kit may be the easiest way to get it done but I can’t say if it’s the most cost effective. Rumor has it the price is a bit up there. As for other options I’ve also heard that Whipple may have something for the 4.6L so you could check with them. Finally, following is a video of a 2000 Crown Vic with a Vortech V-2 SQ S-Trim centrifugal supercharger which seems to be a custom install.

If anyone else knows of some superchargers or kits that’ll work on this platform please leave a comment.

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