At 3.8 liters, it's more than a liter bigger than the Challenger SRT Demon's blower.
The practice of strapping a big old supercharger onto a large-displacement American V8 to make ungodly amounts of power and torque is by now a time-honored tradition, as integral a part of national culture as baseball and apple pie. To keep this tradition going, manufacturers are constantly coming out with newer, more advanced superchargers, engineered to blow harder, spin faster, and make power more efficiently than the ones that came before.
On that note, renowned supercharger manufacturer Whipple has something big in the works - literally - for V8-powered Ford Mustang models from 2011 on up: a new massive, earth-destroying 3.8L twin-screw supercharger system.
For some context, the displacement on the supercharger in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat is 2.4 liters. The limited-run Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? 2.7 liters. Whipple itself already offers 3.0L supercharger kits for the Ford Mustang GT, rated at up to 825 crank horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque on 93-octane gas.
With another 800 cubic centimeters or so of displacement, there's no telling what this new Mustang supercharger kit will produce. Unfortunately, Whipple hasn't been forthcoming with the details, declining to announce anything about the timing of its release or what sort of power gains can be expected.
Whipple did, however, share some details on some of this massive fifth-generation supercharger's performance-enhancing equipment - things like a patent-pending dual intercooler, a CFD-based inlet design for improved efficiency, a new rotor profile and rotor inlet shape, and more.
And there's even more exciting news: Whipple's new 3.8L superchargers are designed not only to work with the Ford Mustang' GT's 5.0L Coyote V8, but with the new 2020 Shelby GT500's 5.2L unit. Not that its 760-horsepower peak output rating necessarily needs improving upon, but we're never going to say "no" to more power.
Stay tuned for more on Whipple's 3.8L tire-killing supercharger kit.