November 13, 2003

GM offers supercharger kit for Pontiac Vibe

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors announced that GM Performance Parts is offering consumers a new supercharger kit for the Pontiac Vibe. With an Eaton Roots-type blower that feeds the 1.8 litre engine with 7.5 lbs. of boost, the engine produces 170 horsepower at 6,800 rpm.

“When you want to make awesome horsepower and torque numbers, the supercharger is the way to go,” said Gary Penn, product specialist – GM Performance Parts. “As soon as you hit the gas, you feel the power of the supercharger.”

The Eaton Roots-type supercharger was developed to maximize both engine horsepower and torque without sacrificing durability. With the supercharger, horsepower increases up to 30% and torque is boosted up to 18-percent versus stock trim. “The design ensures the supercharger meets GM engineering standards for performance and durability and gives it the clean, OEM look people want,” Penn said.

The supercharger also has its own unique vehicle control module calibration, ensuring performance, delivering over 150 lb.-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm – that’s over 20 lb.- ft. more torque than the Vibe GT!

“You won’t have to make modifications or need a big mallet to install our supercharger,” Penn said. “Because it was designed to GM’s exacting specifications, everything fits precisely – allowing a trouble-free installation.”

The supercharger kit contains the mounting brackets, fasteners, air ducts, adapters, PCV hoses, baffle and tubes. An extra fuel injector and accessory drive belt are included and
required for complete installation. The kit is only available through GM Performance Parts and can be purchased at any GM dealership under part number 12498927. Installation is also available.

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