When we’re talking about performance enhancers to get more from your vehicle, you may well have heard of performance superchargers in the suite of add-ons you can install on your car.
If you’re looking to bump up the performance of your car, then a supercharger could well be a good option to consider.
What is a performance supercharger?
A performance supercharger is basically a device that is used to increase the pressure or density of air supplied to the internal combustion engine of your vehicle. Superchargers are designed to optimise and enhance the performance of a vehicle by delivering more power and torque to your engine.
Using a supercharger for your engine is one of the key ways to boost the performance of your vehicle.
There are lots of performance houses that deliver different kits of superchargers to suit a variety of cars, all with the aim of generating more energy and power, and increasing the horsepower of your engine. In simple terms, the end result of using a supercharger is a more powerful engine.
Another form of charger, which car users do consider at times is the turbocharger. It’s another package designed to optimise the performance of your vehicle, but generally speaking the supercharger is the superior choice for high performance.
You might be wondering what the differences are between a supercharger and turbocharger and what advantages a supercharger offers over a turbocharger. So we’ll shed a little more light onto each of these differences.
Performance Supercharger vs. Turbocharger
The very first advantage you’ll enjoy using a supercharger is less lag time. This the difference in time between the driver depressing the acceleration pedal and the response of the engine. The better the supercharger system the quicker it responds. This key feature is one of the things commonly lacking with a turbocharger.
Another aspect in which a supercharger offers an advantage over the turbocharger is in the installation. To install a turbocharger, you require serious modification of your exhaust system, unlike the supercharger, which is designed to be easily bolted to the top or side of your engine. With this modification setup, you should be able to sense the difference in cost and maintenance.
At Power Torque we offer a range of superchargers, including the most popular products from Harrop and Walkinshaw. Our superchargers are designed to be compatible with many types of car engines.
Want to get your hands on a performance supercharger? Speak to our friendly team at Power Torque today.