The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is about to get a lot of power from the Connecticut-based tuner Callaway. At the Corvettes at Carlisle event in
Pennsylvania, the company showed off a supercharger kit for the 6.2-liter V8 that will go into production in 2023.
Muscle Cars & Trucks, a website for car enthusiasts, says that the main part of the kit is a 2.3-liter, twin-screw TripleCooled supercharger with Eaton TVS 2300
rotors. Since development is still going on, Callaway hasn't released the final horsepower and torque numbers yet, but it's safe to assume that the
supercharged Corvette will have a lot more power than the stock 495-horsepower model.
Aftermarket companies make supercharger kits for just about anything, from a J-body-generation Chevrolet Cavalier to a new Toyota 4Runner. However
adding forced induction to the first Corvette with a mid-mounted engine is easier said than done. It's well-known (or well-known for the wrong reasons,
depending on your point of view) that it has an encrypted ECU to keep some tuners away. In 2019, Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, said, "We have to
pick and choose who the good guys are." Callaway seems to be on the nice list because the company says it has "access to calibrate without using a
piggyback system" to get around the encryption on the ECU. Callaway says that the installed price for the kit will start in the low $20,000 range