A supercharger is a device that increases the pressure of air supplied to a car’s engine. In other words, it gives an engine more air and lets it perform better than an otherwise equal power plant can deliver at the same displacement. Superchargers are attached to the engine and belt-driven, which means that they can deliver the added power at nearly any RPM. On that note, lets present our top four coolest supercharged cars for 2019.
1. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is widely considered to be the sexiest muscle car currently in production. This Charger delivers an astounding 707 horsepower, which is delivered thanks to a 6.2-liter V8 engine with a supercharger. This on-road beast accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds and at a speed in excess of 200 mph! As you’d likely expect, this vehicle is available in a two-door configuration, but what you may not expect is that it also available as a four-door sedan that is just as fast.
2. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Our second pick is another fine example of modern American muscle. This muscle uses a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 by Eaton that is paired with your choice of six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. Although not as powerful as the Charger, it manages 650 horsepower, and it reaches 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds at more than 180 mph! Chevy also offers the Z06, which is a sportier version and worth a look but close enough to be redundant for the purposes this list.
3. Jaguar F-Type SVR
With this beloved two-door sports car, we jump up considerably in price. Under the hood, you’ll find a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 paired with an eight-speed automatic, and this combination doles out 575 hp. This all-wheel-drive sports car can accelerate to 60 mph from a stop in 3.5 seconds, and it achieves a top speed of 200 mph unless you choose the convertible, in which case its 195 mph.
4. Audi S5
Last on our list but certainly not least is the Audi S5. The S5 features a 3.0L supercharged V6 that is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with a dual-clutch. It generates 349 hp and 360 pound-feet of torque. It is AWD as well, able to achieve 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds and electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph.
These aren’t all the supercharged vehicles on the market. There are many more cars as well as some supercharged sports utility vehicles as well. Some honorable mentions that we considered but didn’t quite make our list are the Cadillac CTS-V, Lotus Evora and Jaguar XF S.