4-Digit HP | VMP 3100 TVS Superchargers for Coyote and GT500
We’ve known this was coming for over a year, but that passage of time hasn’t seemed to reduce the fevered interest in the forthcoming slate of TVS 3100 based superchargers. Of the manufacturers that will be releasing kits based on the 3100 rotor pack, VMP Performance has to be the one garnering the most interest. We’ve heard talk of VMP 3100 blower head units testing out in the wild for some time now, but we recently got a chance to check out a couple such setups at VMP’s HQ in FL.
Totally unassuming, just your average everyday 1,200 RWHP Mustang.
The two engines in question are heavy hitters in the field of modern Ford performance mills, a 5.0L Coyote and a 5.8L Trinity. The Coyote was instrumented up for testing. On top of several pressure sensors located throughout various sections of the intake tract, VMP placed one very interesting sensor near the blower pulley. With some custom bracket work, a Coyote exhaust cam position sensor, and a Mustang Dyno Smart Tach VMP is able to read blower pulley speed. By knowing this figure and what the theoretical speed should be based on the pulley diameters they are able to determine if belt slip is occurring in the system.
When it comes to power output, the built Coyote topped with the VMP 3100 is in the 1200HP range and that is rear wheel horsepower. That’s pretty healthy for a nearly stock appearing convertible. Speaking of appearances, it’s practically impossible to differentiate a VMP 2650 TVS from a 3100 TVS based on outward appearance. That’s because when VMP was designing its 2650 superchargers it designed the blower case with enough extra material to allow it to be further machined to accept the 3100 rotors when they became available. That means if you run into someone running a VMP blower in Mexico it’s going to be pretty tough to determine if he’s actually running a 2650 or trying to take your money with a 3100.
All sensored up and ready to go to work.
Turning our attention over to the SVT GT500, it too is rocking a classically styled VMP 3100 TVS. If this car looks familiar; that may be because it is owned by Justin Young, the organizer of ModNats. Though the car could be a serious contender at ModNats 2021, it is being built for 1/2 mile runs and probably won't be one of the racers at that event. It’s 3100 TVS rotors are housed in a VMP Gen3R case and are fed by a massive oval throttle body. The goal is 1,200 rear wheel horsepower, and with the fully built engine that seems quite attainable. In any event, we have more VMP 3100 Supercharger news coming up soon. If you have an SVT Terminator you won’t want to miss it.