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Greetings Maserati Enthusiasts,

We're seriously considering development of a supercharger kit for the 4200 Gransport, Coupe, Spyder and maybe even the QP. Perhaps the kit may be adapted for the future GranTourismo as well.

This is just a feeler to see what the interest is, the costs aren't locked down but let's assume that we could get the job done for USD $10K. We have (2) customers who have committed to this already and many more who have shown interest. The more people we have interested, the better the pricing and product itself will be.

We're talking about 600HP here! Feel free to shoot us a Private Message or email us directly.
 

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Greetings Maserati Enthusiasts,

We're seriously considering development of a supercharger kit for the 4200 Gransport, Coupe, Spyder and maybe even the QP. Perhaps the kit may be adapted for the future GranTourismo as well.

This is just a feeler to see what the interest is, the costs aren't locked down but let's assume that we could get the job done for USD $10K. We have (2) customers already who have committed to this already and many more who have shown interest. The more people we have interested, the better the pricing and product itself will be.

We're talking about 600HP here! Feel free to shoot us a Private Message or email us directly.

When your cats blow out Maserati et al will pretend they don't know you.
 

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$10k or better....okay now I'm listening
 

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99% sure I would go for it. I was already thinking of selling the Maser and buying a Noble to rule the stoplights. (In Dallas every other car seems to be a Porsche turbo, so you need a big stick).

It would give me an excuse to keep the Maserati. 600 bhp...you only live once. Develop a supercharger which won't blow up the car, and I will do it.

$10k or more, no matter. Git-R-done & count me in!
 

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I'd be interested if it didn't somehow break something else in the car with all that power.
What ever happened to the 500HP project at MVP? I know they were concerned because they weren't sure they could get to 500HP without mods that required removal of the engine, and they felt the market would only accept bolt on upgrades.
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I'd be interested if it didn't somehow break something else in the car with all that power.
What ever happened to the 500HP project at MVP? I know they were concerned because they weren't sure they could get to 500HP without mods that required removal of the engine, and they felt the market would only accept bolt on upgrades.
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Kevin, please correct me if I'm mistaken, my understanding is that the project is a no go and Kevin has since sold his Maserati. It's very difficult to get that kind of a bump in power without forced induction on an engine that's so well engineered. We have seen 440HP with our chip, minor exhaust mods and a filter.

FYI, the supercharger kit will be a bolt on and can be removed without a problem. No internal work required.

We contemplated other approaches in the past from Fuel Cooling to Electric Water Pumps, Intercoolers, Headers, etc. Basically the Maserati has a well designed powerplant and an 11.1:1 compression ratio. The only way to make a big change is to go with a SuperCharger or Turbo. The turbo is more work and more maintenance.

We will likely produce the kit as an FD600 Kit with full documentation and a pretty emblem to mark the authenticity of the kit for those interested.
 

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I haven't seen a Novitec kit in person but I've also heard that they are a quality product. We are intending on a single supercharger kit that's as simple to install / remove as possible while offering modest gains. We don't want to overbuild this car, however another 150-200HP would be nice, right?
 

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I know a couple guys that co-own one of only two or three Novitec certified installation shops in the US. Their kits are of the highest quality but definitely not cheap. ($70k for the supercharging setup alone) Their F430 kit uses twin Rotrex superchargers making like 6psi I think. The Rotrex units work really well for high-rpm\high air-flow motors.

Another 150-200hp would be awesome if it's reliable.

 

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Rotrex superchargers are sick! A friend has the HKS Rotrex kit on his 350Z probably one of the cleanest S/C kits I have ever seen.
 

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I know a couple guys that co-own one of only two or three Novitec certified installation shops in the US. Their kits are of the highest quality but definitely not cheap. ($70k for the supercharging setup alone) Their F430 kit uses twin Rotrex superchargers making like 6psi I think. The Rotrex units work really well for high-rpm\high air-flow motors.

Another 150-200hp would be awesome if it's reliable.

I grew up in MN... Ok back on topic..

I really think Novitec prices are inflated..

Rotrex blower prices..

Rotrex Superchargers - Underdog Racing Development

There are other parts and of course tuning but still...mega expensive for what you get...

A helical gear blower like a paxton won't have the traction drive like the Rotrex but you won't need two of them which makes installation, belt routing and maintenance better. With the 2011 mustang kits... 4 valve, 11:1 compression... its the nearest comparison.. the results are about what FD is looking for with the single blower... It is much less money even if you triple the price of the mustang kit to account for sharing R&D costs across a narrower customer base on the Maserati's the cost is still an order of magnitude lower than novitec.:cheers:
 

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I grew up in MN... Ok back on topic..

I really think Novitec prices are inflated..

Rotrex blower prices..

Rotrex Superchargers - Underdog Racing Development

There are other parts and of course tuning but still...mega expensive for what you get...

A helical gear blower like a paxton won't have the traction drive like the Rotrex but you won't need two of them which makes installation, belt routing and maintenance better. With the 2011 mustang kits... 4 valve, 11:1 compression... its the nearest comparison.. the results are about what FD is looking for with the single blower... It is much less money even if you triple the price of the mustang kit to account for sharing R&D costs across a narrower customer base on the Maserati's the cost is still an order of magnitude lower than novitec.:cheers:
Hey Ducatiman,
Sorry, this was the thread I thought was dead.. original post by FD was way back in 07 with no other interest or news. It seems there was interest in this idea. Thanks for bringing it backfom the dead!:thumbsup:
 

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Obviously, FD never moved forward on the supercharger idea. However, has there been additional thought given to boosting the power of these cars in the succeeding five years. I realize Novitec has released their product, but has FD abandoned this idea all together. Anything to share Jeff? What's your current thoughts on this? With Maserati's apparent decision not to seek a more powerful powerplant for the next generation QP, I would say the door is open for the foreseeable future.
 

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I'm following this. Would be a good bang for the buck. I assume FD would retune their chip to take full advantage of the blower?

Still waiting on the short shifter they've been working on too.
 

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i would love a supercharger on my QP!! my warrant just expired too
 

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A supercharger sounds like a great idea. In a heartbeat, I would add one once my warrantee expires... I had one on my XKR and it was extremely reliable.


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I'm following this. Would be a good bang for the buck. I assume FD would retune their chip to take full advantage of the blower?

Still waiting on the short shifter they've been working on too.
To be honest, If they go down this path i hope they invest in the hardware to re-flash ecus and not run piggy-back systems, maybe its a personal preference... they could always give past FD box customers a discount to share the cost:thumbsup:
 

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Looking at how they have executed everything I have ever bought from them I cannot see them doing anything but reprogramming an ECU. The way I would do it is to have customers send in their ECU first when they order the kit. Then reprogram it and ship it back with the the rest of the parts.
 
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