The C8 Corvette provides lots of choices straight from the factory.
But in case that’s still not enough individuality for you, another US company has just joined the ever-growing list of widebody conversion kit makers for the mid-engine Corvette.
And Carbon Competition’s offering may just be the boldest look yet.
Based on the hardtop convertible, the as-yet unproved C8RR kit does require some sacrifices from those brave enough to put their mid-engine Stingray under the knife.
The hardtop now attaches manually, and the kit adds two scoops in the hood, leaving the frunk unusable.
Elsewhere, the C8RR features a smooth hood with the stock headlights removed and replaced with two small round lamps in the center of the grill, with daytime running lamps on each side.
Perhaps the wildest part of the kit is the large central air intake behind the driver’s right ear as well as the pair of triangular exhaust pipes integrated into the rear deck.
Also included are wider fenders and staggered wheels as well as redesigned side scoops to funnel air to the stock 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine that likely will enjoy a power surge past 500 horsepower thanks to the changes in the intake and exhaust system.
The cost of all these changes likely will add up fast. For example, a competing kit from Sigala Designs also called the C8RR goes for $25,000.
To give an idea of Competition Carbon’s pricing philosophy, they offer parts for C7s, with the most expensive components including a rear hatch for $3,599 and a chassis mount GT wing for $3,500.
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The company expects to start production of the C8RR kit next summer, though it says it’s already “printing some of the parts” presumably for testing. Apparently some of the parts will also be available separately, including the top intake.
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