When it comes to adding forced induction to Chevrolet Corvettes, ProCharger has long been at the forefront of the industry. In fact, they were the first company to offer supercharger packages for the C4, C5, C6, and C7 Corvette models. It is no surprise then that ProCharger has been hard at work developing a centrifugal supercharger kit for the C8 Corvette, despite the car’s severely encrypted E99 ECU. And while the aftermarket company hasn’t yet been able to crack GM’s Global B Architecture (AKA the GM Vehicle Intelligence Platform – VIP), they have started doing some on-track testing of their package at a road course.
Thanks to a short clip uploaded to ProCharger’s YouTube page, we have some video evidence of this track testing. The video is only a minute long, and is mostly background music fighting the exhaust note for attention. Viewers do get to listen to the supercharged 6.2L LT2 V8 rev at various points however. ProCharger’s C8 Corvette package is said to add over 225 horsepower to the LT2 V8, thanks to their centrifugal supercharger, an air-to-water intercooler, and a custom CNC billet intake manifold. The end result is expected to make around 700 horsepower on just 8-9 psi of boost, according to the aftermarket company.
That said, a package like this isn’t really usable unless the company is able to do some remapping via the ECU. Without this, piggyback control units provide a bandaid solution, but are far from perfect.
Now this isn’t to say that we don’t think the aftermarket will (eventually) get this figured out one way or another. As for ProCharger, the company has a great track record when it comes to the Corvette. But the C8 isn’t like every Corvette before it due to General Motors’ increased cybersecurity measures. This is the reason why the supercharger package has been promoted since April of 2020, yet remains unlisted for sale. Nevertheless, the company is taking orders for the package.