Plenty of tuners get their hands on Corvettes and work their magic − GM Authority sometimes features them on these very pages. But every once in awhile, we learn about a tuner from across the pond that does its own thing with American Iron. This piques our interest to no end because the Corvette is the product of American culture, and it is cool to see what folks from another culture do to upgrade what Chevrolet started. One of those companies is the Luxemburg-based Abbes.
Starting with a 2014 Stingray, Abbes’ upgrades include a new aerodynamic body kit as well as some mods under the hood. Immediately you’ll notice the following changes to the body:
- New front bumper
- Redesigned rocker panels
- More aggressive rear diffuser
- Unique rear spoiler
According to GTspirit, you’ll find the obligatory 6.2L small-block under the hood, but the addition of a supercharger, tweaked ECU, and improved cooling has brought power to the 600-horse range. Other improvements under the skin include:
- Eight-piston calipers up front/four-piston calipers out back
- Ferrodo brake pads
- Height-adjustable coil-over suspension system
It would be lovely to see this C7 put up against an American-tuned Stingray just to see how the cultural differences make for a better car.