While the new Corvette seemed boringly
slow compared to the Camaro in terms of acceleration, I had no desire to create another Green Monster. Eventually, however, the
urges to spice up daily commuting, and to try new things, won out. The new thing was a positive displacement, or "Roots-type",
supercharger rather than the centrifugal supercharger I selected for the Camaro. Both supercharger designs are belt-driven pumps that
force air into the engine. The salient difference for ths discussion is that the Roots design is biased towards power increases at lower engine
speeds, whereas the centrifugal adds its power contribution at higher engine speeds. I reasoned that the Roots design made more sense for
a daily driver (sense being a relative concept).
With the supercharger forcing extra air into
the engine, I needed to select a low restriction exhaust system to maintain balance between the "goes-inta" and "goes-outa"
subsystems. I selected exhaust headers from LG Motorsports and a Stainless Works "cat-back" featuring 3" diameter tubes
As with the Camaro, I did all the modifications in my garage, and did all my own