The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is getting major power upgrades from Connecticut-based tuner Callaway. At the Corvettes at Carlisle event in Pennsylvania, the company displayed a supercharger package for the 6.2-liter V8, which will go into production in 2023.
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According to the enthusiast website Muscle Cars & Trucks, the kit’s primary component is a 2.3-liter, twin-screw TripleCooled supercharger with Eaton TVS 2300 rotors. Although Callaway has not yet released official horsepower and torque estimates due to ongoing development, it is safe to presume that the supercharged Corvette will have significantly more power than the regular 495-horsepower variant.
Supercharger kits are available from aftermarket manufacturers for a wide range of vehicles, including the new Toyota 4Runner and the J-body generation Chevrolet Cavalier, although it is more difficult to add forced induction to the original Corvette with a mid-mounted engine. It is infamous for having an encrypted ECU to deter some tuners, or infamous, depending on your point of view. Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, stated in 2019, “We have to choose who are the good ones.” Callaway asserts that it has “access to calibrate without employing a piggyback system” to get around the ECU’s encryption, so it sounds like the firm is on the good list.
According to Callaway, the kit’s starting price will be “in the low [$20,000 range] installed,” and aficionados can reserve one with a $1,000 deposit. Delivery of the package will begin in early 2023 through participating Chevrolet dealers, and for further assurance, every supercharged Corvette will be covered by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. The option of a service contract is also available to buyers.
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