It is easily recognisable by the air intake on the bonnet which channels cool air over the supercharger , the roof spoiler and the centrally mounted twin chrome exhaust pipes.
Really use the gear box and push the engine up to its 6800 rev limit (the supercharger spinning at 14,000) and it is transformed into a very responsive sports car.
As a supercharger is always revolving at high speed, responses are instant, unlike cars fitted with a turbocharger, where there is frequently a period of delay, the well known ‘turbo lag’.
Two factors account for this: an excellent 5 speed automatic transmission, which ensures that the engine is always giving of its best, and the supercharger .
However, whereas the supercharger is mechanically driven by belt from the engine, the turbocharger is driven by the pressure of the exhaust gases.
For a real thrill, a punch to the accelerator produces a whine like an electric drill from the Eaton supercharger , and a sudden sense of the skull becoming glued to the headrest.
And with the amazing superchargers and fuel pumps we are getting this season, changes in the bellhousing to handle the additional power are inevitable.
They must have four-barrel carburetors, with no superchargers .
Turbochargers and superchargers pressurize the incoming air to effectively cram more air into a cylinder.
That's caused a lot of interest in superchargers from nearly every manufacturer.