Ohio-based aftermarket performance parts company Corsa Performance has introduced a new carbon fiber air intake for the C7 Corvette Z06, which it says is capable of significantly increasing the power and torque output of the factory supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine.
The lightweight Corsa Performance carbon fiber intake is allegedly capable of adding a whopping 44 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque to the C7 Corvette Z06. The supercharged sports coupe produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from the factory, so with the Corsa carbon fiber intake installed, it would make a sizable 694 horsepower and 720 pound-feet of torque. Even better, Corsa says customers will not need a specific engine tune to achieve these dyno-approved power figures after installing its new carbon intake on their C7 Corvette Z06.
Corsa Performance says the intake “efficiently directs airflow from the filter to the throttle body” to streamline airflow, thereby boosting maximum power output and also improving throttle response. As an added bonus, this carbon intake looks great when the hood is popped, giving the Corvette Z06’s engine bay an upscale, motorsports-inspired appearance. It’s also 1.6 pounds lighter than the factory air intake assembly.
Customers will have the choice between two different air filters when ordering the Corsa Performance carbon-fiber intake: an oiled MaxFlow 5 filter, or a non-oiled DryTech 3D filter. The company says this direct bolt-on air intake “installs in minutes,” and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The air filter itself (not the carbon intake component) is backed by a separate one-year warranty as well.
The Corsa Performance C7 Corvette Z06 carbon fiber intake is available to order from the company’s website for $913.95. That’s a lot of money for an air intake, but unlike some other aftermarket componenets, this one offers a significant performance improvement over the factory intake.
Check out the Corsa Performance video embedded below to learn more about the Corsa Performance carbon fiber air intake and see how it looks under the hood of the C7 Corvette Z06.