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SUPERCHARGED C8 CORVETTE E-RAY MOVING FORWARD

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C8 Corvette E-Ray Supercharged Paragon Performance Lingenfelter Supercharger Dyno
Image via Paragon Performance, Facebook

Not too long ago, we saw the actual performance numbers for the C8 Corvette E-Ray as Paragon Performance placed the hybrid supercar on the dyno, discovering that the torque output is possibly higher than General Motors has advertised. Based on that test, the E-Ray actually makes 573 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, which are still pretty impressive figures. But with the help of a Lingenfelter Performance Engineering supercharger, that power can be pushed even further for the Corvette hybrid.

Lingenfelter Supercharged C8 Corvette E-Ray: Details

According to the Facebook post by Lingenfelter, the supercharged Corvette E-Ray build is nearly complete. The build itself is a collaboration between LPE and Magnuson. Still, the supercharger isn’t the only modification made to the hybrid Corvette, as the company also added a Fabspeed exhaust, Eventuri cold air intake airbox, and an assortment of other performance parts from Paragon Performance. With the build almost complete, we can expect information regarding the supercharged E-Ray package soon.

The Lingenfelter supercharger build likely uses similar components to the company’s package for the C8 Corvette Stingray, which bumps power from 495 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque to 700 ponies and 675 lb-ft of torque. With that in mind, the C8 Corvette E-Ray could produce 808 horsepower and 840 lb-ft of torque with the Lingenfelter supercharger setup it has implemented into the car. Hopefully the transmission can handle it.

Keep in mind that the C8 Corvette E-Ray is an all-wheel-drive hybrid, and it’s not very often that we see modifications such as a supercharger getting placed in any vehicle that features some electrification, so this endeavor is pretty wild. Especially when you consider that it’s likely done to eventually bring a supercharger kit for customers to enjoy at some point in the future, for now, the supercharged C8 Corvette E-Ray could see some seriously absurd power figures very soon.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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