A custom widebody Corvette built by an Illinois-based shop turned plenty of heads at last week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
This custom Vette was built by The Custom Shop in Flanagan, IL and is dubbed the ‘Corvette C8.CFR’. The most apparent modification applied here is the Sigala C8RR widebody kit, which includes widebody fenders and quarter panels, front bumper and side skirt extensions, a rear diffuser, a large rear wing with lower winglets and a pair of roof-mounted vents. We reported on this extravagant Sigala widebody kit in the past, which includes 32 individual components and costs a whopping $24,995 in full carbon fiber spec. The fiberglass version of the kit is slightly less expensive at $14,995.
There’s more to the Corvette C8.CFR than an off-the-shelf widebody kit, though. The Custom Shop also installed gold 21-inch Forgeline wheels on the vehicle, which are shod in sticky Pirelli rubber. It also features Gold mesh intake vents to match the gold Forgeline wheels, along with a Magnaflow exhaust, American Car Craft stainless steel engine bay panels, aftermarket KW dampers and a resprayed white body with Prospray paint. The car also has an abundance of exterior and interior carbon fiber trim – hence the ‘CFR’ in the ‘C8.CFR’ name.
This custom widebody Corvette serves as an example of all that can be done to the C8-generation of the mid-engine sports car. While the aftermarket parts scene for the car was initially quite small, it has since exploded to include everything from widebody kits to aftermarket exhaust, suspension and more. Some companies, like FuelTech USA, for example, have even succeeded at replacing the vehicle’s factory ECU with an aftermarket one, allowing them to install engine upgrades and properly tune the 6.2 LT2 V8 engine to make more power. That said, the Corvette C8.CFR has a mostly stock engine apart from the Magnaflow exhaust.