The SEMA show always brings numerous aftermarket parts, concept cars and more from OEMs and other companies, but Chevrolet brought something a little different. This 1957 Chevrolet C1 Corvette features a rare “airbox” option, noted by option code 579E.
The model year was the first year that Chevrolet offered options dedicated to improving the sports car’s capability and the airbox option was merely one of them. The airbox package featured a special sealed air intake system that drew cooler air from the front of the engine compartment. The denser, cooler air helped Corvettes with the 283 cubic-inch V8 engine, fuelies, run stronger during lengthy races.
Chevrolet brought the special Corvette “Airbox” to the 2017 SEMA show to show it alongside the 2018 C7 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition, which marks 65 years of the American sports car. And the Corvette will likely be in for even more changes in the near future as a mid-engine car resides on the horizon.