General Motors is considering producing a set of unique red anodized engine cover strut mounts for the C8 Corvette Stingray and offering them as an official Chevrolet accessory, GM Authority can confirm.
We spotted a set of these red engine cover strut mounts (above) affixed to a C8 Corvette Stingray at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas last year. We found the presence of these rather ornate metal strut mounts a bit curious, as we had never seen them before and they weren’t specifically mentioned by Chevy at any point during its various SEMA Show presentations.
GM Authority recently reached out to GM to ask what the deal is with these strut mounts. We were told by a Chevy spokesperson that this is a conceptual part that is currently being evaluated for production. These metal strut mounts would be offered for sale through the official Chevrolet Accessories catalog and would add a little extra flair to the mid-engine Corvette Stingray’s engine bay. The factory strut mounts on the C8 Corvette Stingray are black and don’t have the same intricate, eye-catching design as these ones.
Seeing as this part is only used to mount the struts for the engine cover to the vehicle, they would not offer any performance gains and would serve as a cosmetic upgrade only. It’s possible they would be a bit lighter than the factory strut mounts, however the difference in weight between the two would be negligible and would not offer any significant performance advantages. This part was spotted on a specially-prepared C8 Corvette Stingray at the SEMA Show that was also kitted out with various carbon fiber components and some pieces from Stingray R Package.
As a reminder, the 2022 Corvette Stingray is powered by GM’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.