SEMA Preview: Edelbrock to Unveil 599-hp Corvette Supercharger Package
Those wandering the isles of the SEMA Show next week in Las Vegas probably won't pay much attention to the red 2009 Chevy Corvette in the Edelbrock booth. But they should.
As the performance-oriented company that it is, Edelbrock's Corvette won't have 22-inch diamond-encrusted wheels, or orange paint, or six LCD screens. Nope. In fact, the car will be entirely stock – except where it counts.
Edelbrock will use the SEMA Show to debut a new E-Force supercharger system. This blower is an Eton unit and uses the same rotors as found on the Corvette ZR1.
The E-Force supercharger will be offered for 2008-10 Corvettes in two stages. A stage one setup bring power from 430-hp to 554-hp, along with a healthy dose of torque – 515 ft-lbs to be exact. A stage two package will also include a smaller pulley and an upgraded fuel pump, with an output of 599-hp and 547 ft-lbs of torque.
Edelbrock promises ZR1-like acceleration without the price tag.
Be sure to check back on November 3rd for AutoGuide's complete SEMA Show coverage.