The supercharger, also called a compressor, provides extra air supply to the engine. This allows the engine to achieve a higher torque and power than without a compressor, as the air is ‘squeezed' into the engine. The supercharger is mounted to the crankshaft by means of a belt connection, which drives the compressor. There are various types of compressors available, each with their own construction, and each with their advantages and disadvantages. In contrast to a turbocharger, the compressor already has pressure build-up at low speeds. The drawback is the mechanical connection which makes the efficiency of a compressor somewhat lower than that of a turbocharger. A turbocharger is driven by exhaust gases and has no mechanical drive.
Find the right supercharger for your vehicle and application at Wilmink Performance from for example Edelbrock or Holley Performance Products. If you have any questions or would like advice, please contact our product specialists. They will be happy to assist you.
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