The C8 Corvette offers a long list of customization options, from paint and interior color combos, to stripes and hash marks, to wheels and performance upgrades. Now, one aftermarket company is offering something a bit unexpected – fake velocity stacks for the Corvette’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine.
Developed by Custom Cre8ions out of Golden Valley, Minnesota, the fake C8 Corvette velocity stacks are designed to add a custom touch to the new Vette’s engine bay, mimicking classic sports machines like the original Ford GT40.
For those who may be unaware, high-performance engines can utilize real velocity stacks to smoothly and efficiently guide air into the engine, as well as enable tuners to optimize the intake. However, this new component from Custom Cre8ions is not a real set of functioning velocity stacks. Rather, it’s little more than an engine cover designed to make the C8 Corvette look like it’s running velocity stacks.
It ain’t cheap either. Per the Custom Cre8ions website, pricing for one of these covers is set at $1,500, half of which is required upfront as a down payment, with the remainder due once the product is ready to ship. Custom Cre8ions says the product will be available to ship in February of 2021.
Luckily, installation is simple, requiring just four bolts, and clip, and five minutes to put into place. The product can also be painted to match the customer’s C8 Corvette, if desired.
While we’d love to see someone develop a real individual throttle body and velocity stack setup for the C8 Corvette, this engine cover at least gives us an idea what such a setup could potentially look like.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette produces 495 horsepower at 6,450 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 5,150 rpm when equipped with the optional factory performance exhaust system. Output is routed exclusively to the rear wheels by way of the M1L eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Source: Custom Cre8ions