Chevrolet Performance is now offering an official Corvette intake for the C7 (seventh-generation Corvette).
Chevrolet’s official C7 Corvette air intake delivers a higher-flowing induction system that uses a “dry media” filter. The part can raise the Corvette’s output by as much as 17 horsepower, depending on the model:
- Corvette models with the 6.2L V8 LT1 engine – the Stingray, Stingray with the Z51 package and Grand Sport – do not see any gains on the dyno, but do enjoy 30 percent less restrictive flow rate
- Corvette models with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine – the Corvette Z06 – see an 11 horsepower gain
- Corvette models equipped with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT5 engine – the Corvette ZR1 – see an increase of 17 horsepower
Introduced in conjunction with the 2019 Corvette, the official Chevrolet Performance C7 Corvette intake is assigned GM LPO Code (Limited Production Option) RVK and GM Part Number 84152141.
The intake has been through road course testing at the GM Milford Proving Grounds, Virginia International Raceway and the famed Nürburgring track in Germany.
Installation & Warranty
Chevy’s Corvette air intake is 50 State Legal and comes with an EO label.
It does not require a recalibration of the engine management system and seamlessly integrates the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor.
When installed by a dealer, the official Corvette intake maintains the full vehicle warranty. Notably, the cost of labor is not included in the aforementioned MSRP of the intake.
Chevrolet’s material states that installation requires 0.6 hours for the LT1 and LT4 engines, and 0.8 hours for the LT5. If installed by a customer, the C7 air intake comes with a 12-month and 12,000-mile warranty for the component only.
The Chevrolet Performance catalog lists the part for an MSRP of $625, though pricing depends on the retailer.
The GM Authority Take
Chevy’s official Corvette intake may be a worthwhile option for those who want the benefits of a bolt-on part from the factory that’s backed by GM-Chevrolet.
And despite the fact that the Corvette Stingray, Stingray Z51 and Grand Sport do not see a power increase, we still say that reducing restrictive airflow is a good thing that you and your C7 Vette will appreciate. And if nothing else, that Jake logo is just awesome.
About Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette is a lineup of sports cars sold globally. Slotting above the Chevrolet Camaro as Chevrolet's flagship sports car, the Corvette lineup consists of the "base" Corvette Stingray, mid-level Corvette Grand Sport, Corvette Z06 and range-topping Corvette ZR1.
The 2018 Corvette represents the fifth model year of the seventh-generation (or C7) Corvette. Despite its age, the vehicles remains highly competitive in its segment. For the 2019 model year, the Corvette discontinues the Carbon 65 Edition while gaining the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Coupe and Convertible forms, along with two new colors - Elkart Lake Blue Metallic and Shadow Gray Metallic.
Chevrolet is working on a next-, eighth-generation Corvette. The model is expected to be mid-, rear-engined, allowing it to push the performance envelope even further that the C7. See more on the rumored mid-engine Corvette. Though it was previously believed that the C7 generation will be discontinued when the mid-engined model is introduced, we now have reason to believe that the model will continue being offered alongside the mid-engined model.
The Corvette is built exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.
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