PBH XBA Lead Art

From 2007 through 2012 the Shelby GT500 was already one of the most powerful cars on the road. However, in 2013 Ford’s Special Vehicle Team wanted to take the GT500 to a new level. That level was 200 mph and to get there, they constructed a larger, 5.8-liter engine and topped it with a 2.3-liter TVS supercharger.

“The TVS features twin four-lobe rotors that are twisted 160 degrees, and have a drive ratio that spins 2.64 times faster than the previous model,” Eaton said of the supercharger atop the Trinity 5.8-liter engine.“This is completely different than the previous construction thathad three lobes angled at 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and increased angle creates a more efficient flow into the engine when combined with the TVS’ revised inlet air outputs, increasing volume by 33 percent. Boost has been increased to 14 psi from 9 psi.”

The XBA inlet bolts right up and requires no porting. This cast unit is finished to match the factory Trinity TVS, but it’s obviously much larger to allow for installing a Kenne Bell 168mm monoblade throttle body. It is available with (PN PBH-XBA-ELBOW-TB; $1,399.99) and without (PN PBH-XBA-ELBOW; $499.99) the throttle-body in case you already happen to have one. The XBA will also accept the EVAP solenoid from the Trinity or earlier GT500s if you were looking to swap an XBA-equipped Trinity blower onto a pre-2013 GT500.