A thousand feet down the track, the supercharger on Sean Belt’s nitro-burning iron big block Chevy exploded. Here’s as good a view of that explosion as you’re gonna get.
Perhaps in an attempt to make the time Tesla owners spend publicly charging their cars more worthwhile, reports are that the company could add a car-wash system to its Supercharger stations. But, if the reports are accurate, it would cost owners about $40 for each wash. What a bargain!
A reader just sent me a link to what may be the single easiest and most entertaining way to learn how superchargers and turbochargers work. It’s a short and sweet webpage filled with crystal clear animations, pictures, descriptions and just general badass-ery. Check it out.
A Japanese domestic market Mini Cooper with a German supercharger sourced from England, packed with Japanese parts only to be run by an Australian ECU on Ethanol. Mighty Car Mods’ perfect Mini Cooper is one sweet ride.
[Not all Volkswagens are diesels. Here’s the badass G60 Corrado with its intermeshed-spirals supercharger. Photo Credit: Volkswagen]
Longtime Corvette tuner Reeves Callaway has partnered with Rocky Ridge; a company that generally jacks-up 4x4s, to make this high-riding supercharged monster of a 2015 Chevy Silverado you'll be able to buy at a GM dealer.
There's very little to say about Toyota's 1G-GZE supercharged straight six. Well, except that it was a ghost and it appears to have haunted at least one innocent dog.
So you want to drive your Tesla Model S across the country and pay for zero electricity? Cool story. Tesla says that's not a problem with its fancy Supercharger stations. But how exactly does Tesla build those Supercharger sites?
Here's the thing about Tesla ownership: They're electric, and you've got to charge the damn things. To make it easier, Tesla said they would provide superchargers across the country. They haven't. At least not yet.
A supercharger bolted directly to the hood of your Miata doesn't mean you get any added horsepower, nor does it make you look cool. But is it worth a six pack of Heineken?
California developer "Big" Mike Harrah already owns a 3,000-hp hot rod powered by a PT boat's V12. His next project? A Peterbuilt-based rod with a 24-cylinder Detroit Diesel, churning 3,400 hp via superchargers and nitrous. Un. Holy.
Here we have a study in comparative scale. On a 454 or 460, this monstrous B&M supercharger would look normal, but here, perched atop a smaller V8 of unknown displacement, it looks ludicrous... ludicrously AWESOME! Sure, the engine is probably spending most of its time powering just the charger, but jeebus, that…