If you love the way the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer looks, but find its performance can’t back up its Camaro-inspired styling, then Lingenfelter Performance Engineering may have the perfect package for you.
The Michigan-based tuning shop has announced plans to release a new tuning program for the 3.6-liter LGX V6 Chevrolet Blazer, which will bump the crossover’s output to around 450 horsepower.
The upgrade kit Lingenfelter plans to install in the Blazer is essentially the same as the tuning package it offers for the 2017-2020 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. That kit consists of a TVS R1740 supercharger from Edelbrock, a high-efficiency intercooler and the necessary engine management calibration. The Blazer’s engine is mounted transversely as opposed to the Colorado’s longitudinal setup, but output should stay the same, with the blown V6 set to produce about 500 horsepower at the crank and 450 horsepower at the wheels.
This package is still under development, so it’s not clear how much it will retail for. Lingenfelter charges $7,000 for the Colorado supercharger kit (including installation and calibration) so we assume it would charge a similar amount to supercharge the Blazer. It seems as though it would be an appropriate addition to the Blazer RS model, which builds on the crossover’s sporty styling with different front and rear fascias, black Chevrolet bow tie emblems and 21-inch wheels. The Blazer RS offers no performance enhancements over the regular model from the factory, though, so Lingenfelter would still have to apply some of its own suspension and brake upgrades to ensure the package remains well-rounded.
The company says it has already received a handful of inquiries about carrying the supercharged V6 tuning program over from the Colorado to the Blazer. As a result, it may not be very long before we get to see a Lingenfelter-tuned Chevrolet Blazer in action.