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LINGENFELTER CHEVROLET BLAZER SHOWS OFF SUPERCHARGED V6 ENGINE

More Details On The Package Will Be Announced Soon

Lingenfelter Performance Chevrolet Blazer Supercharged V6

Back in December 2019, MC&T originally reported that Lingenfelter Performance Engineering – a household name in aftermarket GM performance – would pursue a C1 Chevrolet Blazer program that would offer a supercharged V6 engine with all-wheel-drive. It’s been pretty quiet since then, until now, where there’s photo proof that a supercharged Chevrolet Blazer package is happening from the Indiana-based tuning company.

Photos of the supercharged Chevrolet Blazer were provided by Lingenfelter Performance.

Lingenfelter Performance Chevrolet Blazer Supercharged V6
Image via Lingenfelter

At its best, the current-generation Chevrolet Blazer pushed out 308 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque from its 3.6L V6 engine, which is largely the same as you’ll find in both the Chevrolet Colorado and Chevrolet Camaro. It’s not exactly the last word in SUV performance from the factory, be it on the road (see: Durango SRT, Grand Cherokee Trackhawk) or off of it (see: Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler). But with the Lingenfelter supercharger kit, that will be far from the case.

The magic starts with an Edelbrock-branded TVS1740 supercharger with a high-efficiency intercooler and a powder coat finish, the same as the popular supercharger kit Lingenfelter offers on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon V6 pickup trucks. Being a company of its caliber, LPE is making the package 50 state emissions compliant, and will include professional installation, testing, and a warranty, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

Lingenfelter Performance Chevrolet Blazer Supercharged V6

The transverse V6-mounted supercharged Chevrolet Blazer from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering should push about 40 percent more horsepower and torque over stock. That roughly translates to 431 horsepower, and 378 lb-ft of torque, but we still await official word. Details on how the company was able to get the 9-speed automatic transmission to handle that extra power will also be revealed at a later date.

Visually, the supercharged Chevrolet Blazer is a bit of a sleeper, but if you look closely, you’ll be able to tell it apart from more pedestrian models. There are both “S” badges and a few Lingenfelter badges, although the ride height appears to be stock, or close to it. Considering the extra power under the hood, the aggressive lines of the C1 Blazer seem to be more in line with its capabilities.

Pricing for the supercharged Chevrolet Blazer is so far unconfirmed, but the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering supercharger packages on the Colorado and Canyon are priced from $7,000 with installation. A DIY kit is also available for $5,550. A full performance package for the Chevy Blazer, including suspension, brake, exhaust and tire upgrades, would likely cost extra.

Lingenfelter Performance Chevrolet Blazer Supercharged V6

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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