We have something very exciting coming up for you! The truck you see here is a new 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s an F-250 crew cab 4×4 with an STX package and a 7.3L “Godzilla” gas V8. It looks stock from the outside. It has a stock suspension, wheels, tires, and a stock exhaust system. It’s hiding something very special under the hood! It’s a Procharger supercharger and custom tuning by our friends at 5 Star Tuning. There are currently two trucks like this in existence, and just this one with customized tuning to make a bit more power and torque. Procharger is currently the only 7.3L V8 supercharger solution available for sale. The Whipple is not available yet.
The Procharger is a centrifugal boost-making device. It’s still a belt driven supercharger, but it is mounted on the side of the engine (not on top of it). This setup includes an intercooler, all duct-work, several optional pulley sizes, and two choices of air intake systems. The three different pulleys change boost from 4 psi, 6 psi, or 8 psi. The truck you see here has an 8-psi pulley. This is currently the way to make maximum power and torque without a lot of excessive heat.
A heavy duty truck like this must still be able to do work. The guys at 5 Star Tuning are mindful of it. This is why several psi levels are available. If you want the extra power, but you also tow a trailer on the regular basis – then a 4 psi or 6 psi may be best for you. Procharger advertises this setup to produce 600+ hp and 600+ lb-ft of torque. The starting price is $5,998.
I went to South Carolina to visit the guys at 5 Star Tuning. We put this blue truck on the dyno, saw the power it actually puts down to the wheels. I took the truck for a long test drive. I did a measured 0-60 MPH with the truck running empty, AND with a 15,000 lbs gooseneck trailer!
We are still editing the main video that has all of the real-world data, including a stock 7.3L V8 F-250 vs Supercharged 7.3L V8 F-250 F-250 acceleration times. In the mean time, here is a quick preview of the truck and what it sounds like.