When Your Corvette Has a Supercharger, But the Manifold Isn’t Attached: No Boost

The image above comes from the depths of the internet, so while we can’t trace the garage where this was taken, the result is still funny as hell.
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Photo: High Tech Corvette
This can easily be described as the moment when your Corvette gets a supercharger turbo , but the boosts fails to arrive. Anybody who knows their way around an engine bay will tell you the compressor needs to lead to the intake manifold in order for the blower turbocharger to feed the V8 with the desired psi value.

Instead, what we see in the pic, which comes from High Tech Corvette, is a setup that maintains the factory, naturally-aspirated order, albeit with a custom air filter. Heck, this is not even a proper cold air intake.

The message attached to the image wants to convince us the owner of the ‘Vette in question complained about his car not feeling faster than before. But we can’t buy that.

What the odds tell us

The more likely version is that some mechanic decided to try his hand at going viral and started playing with the piping a little bit. Well, if this is what actually happened, we have to congratulate the man. His attempt at grabbing internet attention was successful. At least we hope this is what happened.

Sure, given the lack of knowledge that characterizes certain performance machine drivers, as well as the attitude shown by certain shops, there might be a slim chance we are actually dealing with the world’s first (hopefully) supercharged turbocharged, naturally-aspirated Corvette here.

The web commenters have rushed to point out this is one of those typical situations where somebody who doesn’t deserve to own a Corvette drives around in one of these slabs of America. However, we don't want to believe something like this can be true. We're not kidding about the viral mechanic hopes.
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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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