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Superchargers at the 2010 SEMA Show

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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TRD Supercharger Kits and Performance Parts

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Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Logo

TRD Logo (™)

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is Toyota’s in-house performance development and tuning division for Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicle lines. At the time of writing there are two main divisions of TRD: Toyota Technocraft Co. Ltd or TRD Japan (established June of 1954) and TRD U.S.A. (established in 1979). TRD Japan was originally known as Toyota Sports Corner (TOSCO). In December of 2006 TRD officially expanded into Thailand with TRD Asia Co. Ltd. which was a new corporation made up with 80% shares owned by Toyota Technocraft Co., Ltd. and 20% by Toyota Tsusho Corporation. In August of 2007 Toyota Australia established TRD Australia which offered the first TRD production vehicles. Unfortunately the production was officially brought to a halt in March of 2009. Beyond superchargers TRD offers several optional and aftermarket performance parts including headers, mufflers, suspension parts, braking hardware and much more.

TRD Supercharger Kit for a 2003 Toyota Matrix

TRD Supercharger Kit for a 2003 Toyota Matrix

TRD has been in the business a long time and has an established reputation. Along with the quality that is expected of Toyota vehicles comes TRD’s outstanding professional racing results for both cars and trucks. They have a long list of participation coupled with impressive achievements. A complete list of achievements is beyond this article but to get an idea of just how deep their racing roots are we’ve included a list of series and racing leagues they have participated in:

– The Japanese division of TRD has raced in a variety of series including: All-Japan F3 Championship, ESSO Formula Toyota, Netz Cup (Vitz) and Super GT (JGTC).
– TRD U.S.A. has been raced in Baja 1000, Championship World Series (CART), Championship Off Road Racing (CORR), Grand-Am Cup Sports Touring, Indy Racing League, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Toyota Atlantic Series.
– Toyota Team Europe which is now known as Toyota Forumla One Team has raced in 24 Hours of Le Mans, Forumla One World Championship Racing (F1) and World Rally Championship (WRC).

A couple of noteworthy achievements: TRD was the first to factory fit an Eaton TVS supercharger in a production car with the 2008 TRD Aurion. Also, in 2000 Toyota was able to grab a CART win with a TRD built engine. This was the first American built engine to win an Indy race in 20 years. Using that same design by 2002 they were able to take the Indy Series Championship.

Unfortunately, in 2015 Toyota discontinued support for the TRD Supercharger program. The majority of their offers were Roots type but they also had a centrifugal compressor for the Scion.

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