During the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, we caught up with Corvette Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion and asked him about the mounting options for the front license plate on the C8 Corvette.
According to Kirk, there are two different methods to mounting the front license plate depending on whether or not your state has a height requirement. A total of 31 states require the front license plate so you have to do it to comply with the law or you could face a hefty penalty.
Included in your purchase of a new Corvette is a license plate frame that mounts on the front of the car. For states that have a minimum height requirement, it can be mounted on the very center of the car with the plate sticking up over the top of the C8’s pointed nose.
The ideal location for mounting is by putting it into the license plate holder that is integrated into the center grille. You can see the location in the photo above that is marked with the “CORVETTE’ script. By putting a slight bend in the middle of the plate, it will then fit within the recessed plate holder.
Unlike the C7’s mounting location, the plate doesn’t block any airflow as the C8s radiators are on the corners of the car so there is no need to remove it prior to participating in any track events.
Here is Kirk showing us the two locations that the plate can be mounted:
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