Even without cracking into the as-yet uncrackable engine control module, tuners are finding ways to increase the performance of the new mid-engine Corvette.
The latest example is a little different in its nature, though. Whereas LG and Kooks have previously announced new exhaust systems, Lingenfelter is teasing a fully carbon fiber intake manifold sourced from Performance Design for the C8 Corvette.
Lingenfelter already offers a similar Carbon pTR intake manifold from Performance Design for LS3 and LS7 use, priced at $1,299.99.
PD describes those manifolds as lightweight, strong, and heat resistant and says it offers unique modular for velocity stacks enabling 6.5-9” runners, multiple accessory port and sensor options, and other custom features.
Tuning of the intake runner length to match the cam, head, and exhaust combo provides the ultimate way to optimize the power curve of the engine.
Shorter runners support high RPM drag applications or longer runners for improved torque in the mid-range. Mixing lengths can help smooth out the torque curve, PD says.
As for the long-awaited Lingenfelter C8, perhaps we will find out more at the upcoming on-line SEMA show slated for Nov. 2-6.
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