Lingenfelter has recently made their 700 horsepower supercharger system for the C8 Corvette available for fans to buy. While seeing the numbers and looking at pictures of the supercharger does help fans begin to imagine the setup on their Stingray Corvettes, seeing and hearing the system in action always makes the blood pump with even greater excitement. And a recent video posted on Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s YouTube channel shows just what all of that extra power can do.
The video itself is short and sweet. There’s no talking, and no music: just the glorious sounds of the supercharger and engine in sweet harmony together. And it makes a statement. After the Lingenfelter C8 Corvette finishes its quarter mile, we can see that it accomplished a 10.6-second time at 129.4 MPH. Interestingly, Lingenfelter sent the car down the strip three times, and each time the speed was relatively similar, and the times were 10.6 seconds, each with a slight millisecond deviation.
A factory C8 Stingray does the same sprint in 11.3 seconds. You can watch (and listen!) to the Lingenfelter supercharged Corvette just below:
This particular C8 Corvette has been equipped with Lingenfelter’s Stage 1 Magnuson TVS2650 700 HP Supercharger System. The vehicle ran on 93 pump fuel, there wasn’t a prep surface, and each run was back to back. The video description also reveals that fans in the Las Vegas area will have the chance to see the car in action at the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, where the C8 Corvette is making its way next.
Lingenfelter C8 Corvette Stingray Supercharger: Details
If you’re looking to boost your C8 Corvette Stingray to 700 Horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque, you will be set back a decent amount of money. According to the official release, the product will cost customers $24,950 USD. That’s about $3,500 USD more than upgrading a C7 Corvette Stingray with a supercharger kit from LPE. But considering the boost of power, and the uniqueness in the marketplace, it may indeed be worth it. It’s also 30 more ponies than the C8 Corvette Z06 makes, which is just beginning production now. And if you’re a C8 Corvette Stingray Convertible customer, you will only have to wait until January 2023 for your Lingenfelter/Magnuson supercharger package to go on sale.