There’s been a lot of hype about the newest member of the SLP team, Formula Drift’s Michael Essa. When we added Essa to our team earlier this year, we supplied him with a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro equipped with an SLP supercharger, exhaust, and cold air intake. If you’ve been paying attention lately, Formula Drift season just began, but Essa has kept himself planted in the middle of the pack with a stock internal engine and SLP TVS2300 supercharger – a pretty incredible feat. The car was delivered to Essa in California with around 30,000 miles on the odometer, so this is no brand-new car, but with the strong LS3 engine, SLP add-ons, and the talented Michael Essa behind the wheel, the Camaro (albeit underpowered compared to the competition) is holding its own.
The SLP TVS2300 supercharger is designed and manufactured in-house at SLP and features Eaton’s TVS technology rotating assembly with four-lobe rotors twisted at 160° and improved inlet and outlet ports that greatly enhance thermal efficiency thereby enabling greater volumetric capacity at higher rpm. Each system includes a large intercooler, oversized low temperature radiator, high-flow intercooler pump, degas bottle, and a new belt tensioner with higher tension and greater travel than the stock part. Fuel injector bosses are cast into the manifold providing optimum fuel delivery to the back of the valve for improved combustion and atomization of fuel. The intake manifold is port-matched to the cylinder heads for greater air flow and direct drive rotor pack eliminates the need for a jackshaft, extra bearings, extra pulley and rear belt. To provide peace of mind, each package is backed by our 3-year/36,000-mile supercharger limited warranty. What we’re saying is that SLP superchargers are a great addition to the Chevrolet Camaro’s LS3 power plant. They’re strong, built to perform, and they survive and thrive under pressure. Just ask Michael Essa!