Dodge Challenger engine bay showing Lingenfelter superchargerEnlarge Photo
Fuel prices might be on the up and up but that hasn’t stopped Indiana-based Lingenfelter from releasing a new supercharger kit for the Dodge Challenger muscle car.
Lingenfelter is certainly no stranger to modifying muscle cars
and its latest kit sees some big numbers from the Challenger’s line of Hemi V-8s despite the relatively mild states of tune.
Designed for both the 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter Hemi V-8s, Lingenfelter’s latest kit comes with a Magnuson TVS 2300 intercooled supercharger in a black powdercoat finish, a 160 degree thermostat, properly sized fuel injectors and a high flow air intake system. Note that Lingenfelter also offers a chrome upgrade to the supercharger case for those show ponies.
Testing of the 6.1-liter Hemi running the blower has shown up to 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque--at the wheels! And this was with only a mild 6 psi of boost. According to Lingenfelter, the stock car was showing only around 373 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque at the wheels on the same dyno.
On the tarmac, the new muscle saw the Challenger earn a 12.03 second quarter mile ET at 120 mph.
For interested buyers, Lingenfelter provides enthusiasts a turnkey package complete with installation, testing, custom calibration, and before and after chassis dyno reports documenting the improvements. Buyers would also be happy to know that the package also comes with Lingenfelter's 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and custom badging.