Instagram user @Toxic_Garages recently took his Chevrolet Corvette C8 to bodykit specialist Pandem USA for a makeover. The dramatic result of their work is this wide-bodied C8 Corvette.
Any Pandem C8 Corvette has a visual drama to it, thanks to the talent of Japanese designer Kei Mura, CEO of both Pandem and Rocketbunny. But this wide-body car is, in its way, even more special than any previous example. Nobody with functioning eyes could miss the heavily-reworked wheel wells, the updated front bumper, the enormous rear spoiler, the rear diffuser or the aftermarket LD97 Forged wheels wrapped in suitably large Toyo tires.
And this is nowhere near the end of the story. The wide-bodied Pandem C8 Corvette will sound even better than a regular mid-engine Corvette thanks to its Borla exhaust system. Meanwhile, the suspension – supplied by Air Ride Equipment – gives it about the meanest stance imaginable, and we would imagine more competent handling, to boot.
The car’s already unmissably menacing appearance is enhanced by a black wrap fitted by Daley Visual of Corona, California. Detailing is by Golden State Auto Wash And Detail, while the mechanical side is looked after by family business WOW Auto Care of Poway, California (sadly closed for business right now after fire damaged the facility in September 2020 – we wish them well in their recovery).
The regular Pandem body kit for the C8 Corvette consists of a front lip, front and rear fenders, side skirts and a rear wing, and costs $7,000 in total, though all the parts can also be purchased separately. We suspect that the conversion seen here cost a whole lot more than that, but if this is the kind of look someone wants, as the owner clearly does, then it’s well worth it.