C8 Corvette customers looking to upgrade their mid-engine sports car with a full carbon-fiber body can do so with aftermarket components offered by Anderson Composites, which is showing off this gorgeous full-composite C8 Corvette Stingray.
The Anderson Composites carbon fiber body kit adds some substantial girth to the C8 Corvette Stingray, upping overall width by 3 inches as compared to the standard C8 Corvette Stingray, and an extra half-inch as compared to the up-and-coming C8 Corvette Z06. The body kit’s exact dimensions are 74.6 inches in width up front, matching the Z06, and 75.1 inches wide in the rear.
The whole kit is rather inclusive, and looks to enhance the factory lines of the C8 Corvette Stingray, rather than override them like some other kits. Included is a new front fascia, which features enhanced cooling and aero functions, with a new splitter and canards for the latter, plus larger intakes for the oil cooler and brakes for the former. The kit also comes with new rocker extension panels, a new roof, new door handles, a new rear hatch, new rear hatch side vents, a rear spoiler, and rear diffuser fins. There’s also large side air ducts to feed the radiators.
The whole kit looks to be rather high-quality, with a combination of both vacuum-infused and dry carbon components, all of which mount in the factory locations.
The Anderson Composites kit is offered for all current C8 Corvette Stingray model years. Unsurprisingly, all this good stuff doesn’t come cheap, with pricing set at $19,999, per the Anderson Composites website.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette Stingray is motivated by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 495 horsepower at 6,450 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 5,150 rpm when equipped with the factory performance exhaust system. Output is sent to the rear wheels through the M1L eight-speed automatic transmission. Under the body panels is the Y2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.