Earlier this year Lingenfelter Performance Engineering proudly showed off a new supercharger performance package for the Colorado ZR2 during the 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise. At the time, Lingenfelter told MC&T that trucks equipped with Chevrolet’s 3.6L LGX V6 engine would be treated to a new Edelbrock supercharger which should offer a 35 percent bump in horsepower output, along with promising emissions compliance in all 50 states.
More recently, company founder Ken Lingenfelter shared a few choice details with MC&T, including that peak output for the package would be 450 horsepower in the Colorado pickup truck. What we didn’t know was that the company had another performance pack planned for the 2019 SEMA Show taking place this week in Las Vegas.
Meet the Lingenfelter 500 HP Colorado.
It uses the same Edelbrock R1740 TVS supercharger as the 450 HP Colorado which uses an air-to-water intercooled manifold which lowers inlet air temperatures and helps increase power. However, the 500 HP version gets a Lingenfelter pulley upgrade kit which ups the available jam to 406 horsepower at the wheels, compared to the 377 wheel horsepower made by the 450 pack.
Other under-hood upgrades include a GM Performance intake system to feed the hungry blower copious quantities of fresh air, along with an external reservoir tank for the supercharger’s intercooler. LPE decided not to fiddle with the awesome Multimatic DSSV suspension system and tires that come stock on the ZR2. What’s really great about the 500 HP package is that Lingenfelter managed to smooth out 3.6L LGX’s jumpy looking torque graph, along with offering up an absolutely linear horsepower reading which doesn’t quit until redline.
Although the company hasn’t announced anything specifically, it’s likely this means that vehicles such as the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Camaro V6 will also be offered added performance benefits from LPE, as well as the late V6 Cadillac ATS and CTS models.