The Eaton TVS R2650 supercharger in the all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 provides up to 12 psi of boost, helping to produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb.-ft. of torque in the 5.2-liter powerplant, both of which make it the most powerful street-legal Ford ever and the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V-8 engine in the world.
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500’s engine is being hand-built at Ford Motor Co.’s Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo. Eaton’s TVS R2650 supercharger is assembled at its facility in Athens, Ga.
Eaton is a power management company based in Galesburg (10 miles east of Kalamazoo). Its TVS R2650 supercharger is the evolution of the Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger platform, which features a patented rotor coating for improved efficiency.
The high-twist, four-lobe rotor design is 15 percent larger than the TVS 2300 supercharger found on the previous Shelby GT500 and features several improvements to maximize efficiency and improve performance at higher speeds.
“We are proud to collaborate with Ford Performance to help it produce the most powerful Mustang and street-legal Ford ever,” says Karl Sievertsen, chief technology officer of Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “As the world leader in supercharger production, we are committed to innovation that helps our valued customers achieve the best possible performance out of their vehicles.”
Several technical modifications help the supercharger deliver supercar-level power and torque, including a 170-degree helical twist of its rotors, which is 10 degrees greater than previous TVS rotors. Other upgrades include bearing plate pressure relief points that reduce trapped volume pressure and optimized sealing for better flow efficiency.
Eaton has produced more than 7.5 million superchargers globally for a variety of applications.