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ProCharger Power Takes to Road Courses

ProCharger superchargers have long been recognized for the industry-leading power and reliability they provide on both street cars and cars set up for drag racing. Today, more and more ProCharger intercooled supercharger systems are finding their way onto cars built for all-out, high-performance driving on winding road courses and race tracks around North America.

NQS ProCharged Mustang at Road America

When compared with street driving and drag racing, the demands being placed on a supercharger system operated on a road course are significantly higher. Whereas a street or drag car may only see a few seconds of full-throttle acceleration, a road course car goes through multiple full-throttle applications during a single lap.

With most lapping sessions lasting 20 to 30 minutes, road course drivers spend at least 3/4 of their driving time on the throttle. To put this in perspective, a street car making 12-second 1/4 mile passes would have to make approximately 75 passes to equal the amount of time spent on throttle (and in boost) that a road course driver experiences in just one 20-minute lapping session! That is a LOT of time spent in boost…and that was just one session. A driver at a typical road course lapping day can log as much as two hours of on-track driving time.

C5 ZO6 Corvette

Snitzer's ProCharged ZO6 at Autobahn Country Club

As if a stock ZO6 Corvette wasn’t already the ultimate track car, Tom Snitzer enlisted long-time ProCharger dealer Bob Beam to build an even more wicked track animal. Snitzer’s C5 ZO6 now takes to the track with a built 402-cid LS2 equipped with an intercooled ProCharger F-1C supercharger set up.

ProCharger-equipped 402 cid LS2-based engine

On the dyno, this car has laid down 804 rwhp and 728 ft.-lbs. of torque. On the track, it simply lays down rear tire tracks from the exit of every turn.

3V Mustang GT

NQS ProCharger-equipped Mustang at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit

Since their introduction in 2005, Mustangs equipped with the 4.6L 3V engines have established a loyal and dedicated following among the Ford road course faithful. Doug Hammond and his NQS Performance team set out to build a corner-carving Mustang that can run with most any high-dollar track toy that shows up, while still be completely comfortable and driveable on the street. Running a ProCharger HO Intercooled System on the otherwise stock 4.6L 3V, Hammond’s Mustang is set up for multi-driver, all-weather, all-weekend road course fun.

2010 Camaro SS

Pedderized and ProCharged 2010 Camaro SS at Gingerman Raceway

To showcase the Pedders Suspension components he markets, Peter Basica equipped his 2010 Camaro SS with a ProCharger HO Intercooled System to enhance the performance of the stock LS3 engine. This car now produces 558 rwhp and 499 ft.-lbs. of torque and like the the NQS Mustang, is set up to be driven in multiple, back-to-back on-track sessions giving demonstration rides and generally laying waste to tires and brake pads. This car also participated in the 2009 Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge and was driven by Indy car great, Paul Tracy.

Wanna go for a ride in the Pedders Camaro? Sure you do… just remember to please keep your head, hands, arms and legs inside the ride at all times…


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