Check out the article in the June 2004 issue of Corvette Fever.
Why Supercharge? Supercharging will give your engine more torque and horsepower - helping your Corvette work harder. Everyone uses his or her vehicle differently, but anyone who simply appreciates performance can benefit from the Magna Charger supercharger system.
Performance. Magna Chargers' internal bypass valve virtually eliminates parasitic loss. . . and delivers a proven 63 to 125% increase in real world "under the curve" power. Best of all it costs less than 1/3 of a horse at 60 mph cruise. Now that's real efficiency.
Proven Reliability. Looking to trick out your Corvette? This state-of-the-art supercharging system is based on the internal components of the Eaton twin rotor, rear inlet hybrid-roots type supercharger. Eaton is the same company that supplies blowers as original equipment to companies like GM, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Roush. The Eaton superchargers have been proven to be exceptionally reliable and trouble-free.
How Does It Work? In simple terms, an engine's ability to make power is directly proportionate to the amount of air and fuel that can be brought into the combustion chamber. Putting more fuel in is easy. It's like opening a faucet. On the other hand, getting extra air into the chamber is a more difficult matter, since it's essentially "drawn" in. The Magna Charger supercharger increases the displacement or "blows" more air into the engine. This is called "forced induction," and it's widely used in racing, aviation and industry to extract maximum power from internal combustion engines. You get the fuel economy of a smaller engine, with the power and horsepower of a larger, stronger engine.
What's Best For Racing Isn't Necessarily Best For The Street. A racing engine is designed to provide peak performance for a certain period of time. In drag racing it's a matter of seconds. For oval track racing, it can be 500 miles. That's nothing compared to the 100,000 plus miles that's expected of a street driven vehicle. Magna Charger's primary criteria is to manufacture systems that produce a high specific power output for long-term highway use without engine damage or undue wear.
OEM Quality. Each Magna Charger system is designed to strict OEM specifications and is completely integrated in today's compact engine compartments. In addition, they are engineered to be 100% compatible with all factory emissions equipment.
Unique Internal Bypass Valve. The key feature of every Magna Charger system is the unique internal bypass valve. This virtually eliminates the parasitic pumping loss of the supercharger under part throttle and cruise conditions. In fact, an Eaton M90 requires less than 1/3hp at 60 mph cruise.
Tested and Proven. Extensive engine and engine chassis dynamometer testing, as well as on-track performance evaluations, shows Magna Charger systems to increase horsepower and torque from 63-125% on Corvette engines. The Magna Charger supercharger system is a proven, reliable system, designed to maximize thermal efficiency. Accordingly, it will produce more horsepower per pound of boost than any other forced induction system for street applications on the market today.