| "Providing OEM-quality, Emission Legal Supercharger Kits for late-model Detroit-based Muscle Cars, Trucks and SUVs is what HAMBURGER'S SUPERCHARGERS is all about."|
Ed Hamburger started his first performance parts business in 1970, which featured performance-based engine, transmission and suspension components he developed exclusively for Chrysler- based race cars. His company was one of the first MOPAR Direct Connection Performance Parts Distributors in the country.
The next chapter in the company’s history was the start-up of another company and well-known brand in the Performance Parts Industry, Hamburger’s Oil Pans which Ed formed in 1978. Over the next 17 years, Hamburger’s Oil Pans became the dominant performance-based oil pan manufacturer in NASCAR Cup Racing, and NHRA Drag Racing.
In 1986, Ed formed his next new business, SLP (Street Legal Performance) which has since become Specialty Vehicle Engineering. In 1996 GM approved the company’s 4th generation RPO (Regular Production Option) Ship-Through program for the Camaro SS and RS, along with the Firebird-based Firehawk, WS-6 and Comp-TA Specialty Vehicles. Over the next seven (7) years Ed’s Company produced over 55,000 Camaro and Firebird-based specialty vehicles for GM and its Chevy and Pontiac dealers, more specialty vehicles than all other niche vehicle builders combined.
In 2009 Ed’s company produced the first 5th Generation supercharged Firehawk specialty vehicle which was based on the Holden G-8. Shortly thereafter the company started production of the all-new 5th Generation Camaro Supercharged Specialty Vehicle drop-ship program. Any Chevrolet dealer in the US and Canada could now order one of the Limited Edition
|ZL575 Camaros with 575 Supercharged Power and a 3 year/36,000 mile Powertrain Warranty, and have it drop shipped to the company's Toms River, NJ assembly facility.|
For the 2012 and '13 Model Years the company added positive displacement aftermarket superchargers to it's GM Full-Size Truck and SUV Specialty Vehicle packages that included the Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Yukon, Denali, and Escalade.
The next milestone occurred when Ed's company designed and manufactured its own OEM-quality supercharger kit for the 2014 GM Full-Size Trucks and SUVs, equipped with the all-new 5.3L & 6.2L Direct Injection V-8 engine that was emission legal in all 50 States. Every 2014 and later Full-Size GM Truck and SUV Specialty Vehicle package the company offered included the company's new centrifugal supercharger kit, and is still offered today in all of the company's 2018 Camaro and GM Full-Size Truck and SUV specialty vehicle packages.
In 2016, the company also completed its new emission legal supercharger kit for the 6.2L Camaro V-8, producing 610HP. Now that the 2018 Camaro model is here, the Stage I 610HP along with the all-new Stage II 730HP supercharger kits are available for the 2016-18 Camaro SS.
In 2017 Ed expanded the company's supercharged specialty vehicle kits to include Jeep and Dodge vehicles. They included a 400HP supercharger kit for the 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler (2 and 4 door) with the 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine, and a 575HP supercharger kit for the 2011-2018 Dodge Charger, Challenger and 575HP RAM Truck equipped with the 5.7L HEMI engine.
NEW SUPERCHARGER COMPANY
On July 1st, 2018 Ed started up another new company, HAMBURGER'S SUPERCHARGERS to start selling the centrifugal supercharger kits that were originally developed for all the GM, Dodge and Jeep Specialty Vehicle packages offered by his other company, Specialty Vehicle Engineering Inc, and now will also be sold directly to the aftermarket. Later this year, look for the new company to start offering supercharger kits for a number of exciting new vehicle applications.