Magnuson is the first company to offer a supercharger kit for General Motors’ new line of full-size pickups equipped with the 5.3 liter EcoTec V8 engine. The company needed a way to demonstrate just how much performance a blower adds to the new pickup, so naturally, they lined up a bone stock 2014 Chevrolet Silverado alongside a Magnuson supercharged model on a runway for a drag race.
According to Magnuson, their new MP1900 TVS Supercharger Kit helps the 5.3-liter V8 produce 416 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Despite the large gains in power, the fuel economy isn’t entirely diminished with the kit. It features an Intergreated Bypass Valve which allows air to escape before it enters the supercharger, so it won’t produce boost unless driving under heavy loads, helping to deliver stock-like fuel economy and driving characteristics when cruising around at low speeds.
To see how much performance the kit really produces, they tasked the two trucks with towing a 4,500 lb Jeep on a flatbed trailer. They then lined the two up side by side for a drag race, were sure you can figure out how these tests turned out, but what matters here is by just how much the supercharged Silverado beat the bone stock version. Scroll below and watch the video to find out.