When it comes to supercharged applications, there's only one word that comes to mind: incredible. A well-tuned supercharging system provides unlimited fun at the stab of the throttle—and folks, that's simply stating the real-world facts. If there's any drawback, it's having the ability to restrain yourself from wide-open throttle blasts to only when it's appropriate.

Recently, we got the inside scoop on ProCharger's latest i-1 system, which is an industry-first programmable-ratio supercharger with monster efficiency for maximum power. What does it all mean? For starters, you can have robust torque down low, while still carrying the horsepower figures through the upper rpm. Factor in the efficient impeller design and you get big power with cooler inlet temperatures. Adding to the list of firsts, the ability to control multiple settings lies within a finger's reach. Yeah, ProCharger went there and it's flat-out amazing.

We were pretty happy to discuss and check out the new i-1 supercharger in person, but then we got to take it a step further and place a factory stock 2010 Chevy Camaro test vehicle onto their Mustang Dynamometer chassis dyno. You can forget the high-octane race fuel or E85 for glorified peak numbers; no, we're talking a real-world evaluation on pump gas for everyday driving. At the end of the pulls, we saw a gain of 187 hp and 158 lb-ft to the rear wheels with just 7.5 pounds of boost!

ProCharger has really taken supercharging to the next level, and we're willing to bet the end users will absolutely dig it. The entire package is priced at $8,495 (MSRP street price will be lower) and it's an investment that'll keep the adrenalin meter pinned with an ear-to-ear grin. Read on for the cool details.

SEMA Recognition
If you were at the SEMA 2013 show in Las Vegas, then you would have caught a sneak peek at the i-1 supercharger; this is where we first got a glimpse of the system and started planning our trip to test it firsthand. We weren't the only ones impressed, as SEMA presented ProCharger a New Products runner-up plaque—this is out of 300-plus entries.


Naturally Aspirated i-1 Supercharger
RPM LB-FT HP RPM LB-FT HP PSI (boost)
1,950 269.15 98.86 1,950 266.27 97.32 1.3
2,050 270.59 104.43 2,050 276.32 106.74 1.8
2,150 271.96 110.12 2,150 288.40 116.90 2.6
2,250 272.63 115.38 2,250 295.07 125.01 3.5
2,350 273.97 121.07 2,350 311.05 137.41 4.4
2,450 273.94 126.83 2,450 327.77 151.38 5.1
2,550 276.60 133.17 2,550 342.94 164.75 5.6
2,650 278.80 139.55 2,650 357.95 178.06 6.1
2,750 280.74 145.68 2,750 373.97 193.86 6.7
2,850 284.03 152.55 2,850 385.18 206.22 7.0
2,950 284.28 158.43 2,950 398.78 221.76 7.3
3,050 285.43 164.69 3,050 405.45 232.73 7.4
3,150 285.92 170.18 3,150 410.08 242.99 7.5
3,250 287.89 176.89 3,250 410.38 251.23 7.6
3,350 288.15 182.39 3,350 413.25 260.09 7.6
3,450 288.13 187.76 3,450 417.18 271.45 7.6
3,550 289.66 194.34 3,550 416.99 278.40 7.6
3,650 289.74 200.05 3,650 419.84 289.31 7.6
3,750 290.81 206.62 3,750 425.33 300.73 7.6
3,850 293.93 214.32 3,850 429.77 312.32 7.6
3,950 298.03 222.97 3,950 435.54 324.51 7.5
4,050 302.69 232.03 4,050 444.59 340.52 7.6
4,150 307.64 241.56 4,150 449.32 351.65 7.6
4,250 311.28 250.37 4,250 457.20 367.47 7.6
4,350 312.15 257.25 4,350 459.30 376.97 7.6
4,450 313.10 263.98 4,450 461.34 387.77 7.6
4,550 314.34 271.15 4,550 464.41 399.25 7.6
4,650 318.15 280.32 4,650 471.43 413.58 7.6
4,750 320.88 288.84 4,750 478.94 429.77 7.6
4,850 323.47 297.08 4,850 483.77 442.95 7.5
4,950 324.75 304.48 4,950 485.43 453.88 7.5
5,050 327.16 312.90 5,050 482.21 459.45 7.4
5,150 327.42 319.92 5,150 476.27 463.95 7.5
5,250 327.46 326.04 5,250 477.29 472.84 7.5
5,350 325.89 330.81 5,350 477.18 483.00 7.6
5,450 324.25 335.21 5,450 476.17 490.52 7.6
5,550 324.29 341.39 5,550 472.91 497.12 7.6
5,650 322.84 346.15 5,650 473.12 505.49 7.6
5,750 320.37 349.60 5,750 471.46 513.67 7.6
5,850 319.41 354.67 5,850 464.67 514.34 7.6
5,950 319.28 360.60 5,950 463.49 521.58 7.6
6,050 315.02 361.92 6,050 464.48 532.47 7.6
6,150 312.78 365.45 6,150 466.00 542.40 7.5
6,250 309.09 366.71 6,250 463.32 549.20 7.5
6,350 305.66 368.59 6,350 463.15 557.04 7.5
6,450 304.83 373.49 6,450 458.75 560.30 7.5


SEMA Recognition
If you were at the SEMA 2013 show in Las Vegas, then you would have caught a sneak peek at the i-1 supercharger; this is where we first got a glimpse of the system and started planning our trip to test it firsthand. We weren't the only ones impressed, as SEMA presented ProCharger a New Products runner-up plaque—this is out of 300-plus entries.


SOURCE
ProCharger
14801 W. 114th Terrace
Lenexa
KS  66215
913-338-2886
www.procharger.com
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