The supercharger kit works with both the six-speed manual transmission and the eight-speed automatic.American builder Callaway has introduced a supercharger kit for the brand new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS.The kit consists of a massive 2.3-liter supercharger that bumps the 6.2-liter V8 engine's output from 455 to over 600 horsepower. Performance figures haven't been published yet. However, the stock SS reaches 60 mph from a stop in four seconds flat, so the blown model with nearly 150 extra ponies on tap is certainly no slouch.
The supercharger kit was developed to work with both the standard six-speed manual transmission and the optional eight-speed automatic unit, and Callaway promises that it doesn't sacrifice reliability or drivability. It's complemented by a cold air intake and a triple intercooler system.
Not content with merely building a more powerful V8, Callaway has also added a carbon fiber engine cover, a sprinkling of specific emblems inside and out, embroidered floor mats, special door sill panels, and specific key fobs. Every supercharged Camaro comes with a certificate of authenticity and a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Callaway's supercharger kit is on sale now for $16,995. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS carries a base price of $37,295, meaning enthusiasts who want to hop behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower Camaro need to set aside about $55,000 if no other options are ticked.