Do you own a 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger and now regret not waiting for the revamped 2011 models? There's no need to worry, as Lingenfelter has just the prescription to make you feel better. The performance company normally known for making go-fast Chevys has turned its attention to Mopars, offering a supercharger package for the first-generation V8 Challengers.
The forced induction comes in the form of a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger complete with a 160 degree thermostat, upgraded fuel injectors and a high-flow intake system. The package can be installed on both the 5.7- and 6.1-liter V8 engines. Lingenfelter says that its 6.1-liter test car put out 500 rear-wheel-horsepower and knocked out the quarter-mile in a hair over 12 seconds at 120 miles per hour – just fast enough to make the owner of a new Challenger SRT8 392 feel disheartened with his new purchase.
You can read more details about Lingenfelter's supercharger package for the Dodge Challenger in the press release after the jump.
Lingenfelter's Dodge Challenger Supercharger Package, available for Hemi 5.7L and 6.1L engines, features a Magnuson TVS 2300 intercooled supercharger system, in black powdercoat finish, a 160 degree thermostat, properly sized fuel injectors and a high flow air intake system. Lingenfelter also offers a chrome upgrade to the supercharger case.
Baseline testing on a Mustang chassis dyno showed the 6.1L Challenger produced 373 rear wheel horsepower and 355 lb.-ft. of torque. After supercharger enhancements, the LPE-tuned 6.1L Challenger produced 500 rear wheel horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque at 6 psi boost.
"Our engineering specialists are able to tune today's Challengers to deliver increased performance, as demonstrated when the Lingenfelter 6.1L Challenger recently ran a best of 12.03-seconds at 120 mph at the Muncie Dragway in Indiana," said Owner Ken Lingenfelter. "With more than 30 years of expertise in fine-tuning engines, we have the capabilities to give auto enthusiasts more speed, greater power and enhanced overall performance."
Lingenfelter provides enthusiasts a turnkey package complete with installation, testing, custom calibration, and before and after chassis dyno reports documenting the improvements. Normal installation time for the Dodge Challenger Supercharger Package takes 1-2 weeks with a pre-scheduled appointment and comes with Lingenfelter's 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, Lingenfelter certificate of authenticity and Lingenfelter fender badges. Interested Challenger owners can contact the Lingenfelter team at 260.724.2552.
For more than 30 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world's most sought-after sports cars. This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control. For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.