One of the custom Corvettes we were anxious to see in person at the SEMA show comes from a new player in the Corvette aftermarket. Revorix is a new company that has deep roots in Japan and now they have set their sights on America. For the SEMA Show, they brought a 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to showcase their new product line of functional aerodynamic parts for America’s favorite sports car.
Revorix says that while most traditional tuners specialize in engine upgrades, their goal is to maximize performance to an already high-performance vehicle by concentrating on aerodynamics, rigidity and weight.
The Rivorix Stingray Convertible shown at SEMA has the following upgrades:
- Sliding Front Splitter – By splitting the parts into three, the air inflow will pass the center of the underbody and the side splitter that stretches to both ends will help enhance the car’s mechanical grip.
- Side Skirt – The air turbulence behind the front fender will be turned into down force.
- Rear Spoiler – By reducing the spoiler angle and making a step form in the center, it adjusts the air turbulence from the upper body which improves the corner balance.
- Rear Diffuser – Along with the flo of the air through the flat bottom form under the body, the heat from the exhaust is also efficiently discharged effectively.
During its development phase, the Corvette Stingray was taken to the F1 track in Japan and that with the aerodynamic kit and wheels on the car, it shaved nearly 3 seconds off the lap time of the standard Corvette Stingray.
We spent several minutes talking with the rep from Revorix and he made sure to point out a couple of features on the car. First, Rivorix outfitted the car with its ultra lightweight racing monoblock wheels which sheds significant pounds off of each corner. The 20″ split five-spoke wheels are available in Titanium metal or Matte Black.
Another feature is the build quality. Under the Corvette display were several mirrors. Unlike other aftermarket part providers that offer a “bolt-on” solution install, the Revorix kit features plastic bolt covers to keep any water off the fasteners which insures easy access to nice and clean bolts should the kit need to be removed or tightened up.
Finally, one cool aspect of the Revorix Corvette Stingray project is the Crossed Flag Corvette emblems on the front and back feature an LED glow around the edges. The new emblems are wired into the car’s lighting system and when the lights are turned on, the emblems appear to glow.