This was a long time coming. Scion had announced the supercharger at the tC's debut, but had left enthusiasts hanging for the TRD part to officially go on sale. The centrifugal supercharger is designed to provide 200 horsepower, which is a 25% increase in peak horsepower. Peak torque output is also claimed to rise 13%, with torque increasing right to redline. The supercharger is available for manual transmission cars only through TRD. Retail pricing is set at $3200, plus installation. Thanks to Rocket Punch for the tip; the full press release can be found at the jump.
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Scion announced today that a TRD supercharger for the Scion tC
sports coupe will be available through dealerships beginning today. The TRD supercharger will
help the stock tC?s 160-horsepower engine put out up to 200 horsepower and increase maximum
torque up to 13 percent.
This all-new TRD supercharger is compatible with both 2005 and 2006 model year Scion tC sports coupes with manual transmissions.
This centrifugal supercharger, which produces seven pounds of boost, was chosen for its compact configuration, ease of installation on the tC and smooth power delivery characteristics.
The supercharger, when installed by an authorized Scion or Toyota dealer, falls under the same powertrain warranty of five years or 60,000 miles, or the balance of the new car warranty, whichever is greater. When not installed by a dealer, the supercharger is covered by a 12-month, 12,000-mile parts-only warranty.
The manufacturer?s suggested retail price of the TRD supercharger is $3,200, not including installation.