Based out of Brighton, Michigan, Lingenfelter has built a reputation for churning out all manner of go-faster parts and builds for a variety of GM vehicles, including the Chevy Corvette. Now, with the C8 Corvette prowling the streets, Lingenfelter is offering a catalogue of performance bits, including this new airbox.
According to the tuner, the new High-Performance Hornet Cold Air Intake Airbox blesses the C8 Corvette with an average increase of 17 horsepower and 25 pound-feet of torque compared to the factory components. What’s more, Lingenfelter says the new intake upgrade serves as the perfect complement to the company’s other performance add-ons, such as the Lingenfelter Magnuson TVS2650 supercharger package, or the Performance Design pTR intake manifold.
The High-Performance Hornet Cold Air Intake Airbox features a Blue-Bee Dry TKO Performance Nano air filter with 600 square-inches of filter area, as well as rotomolded filter box, reflective stainless steel, and military-grade XLPE insulation. In addition, the airbox incorporates a molded velocity stack and reverse flow partition for laminar flow at the MAF sensor.
Installation is relatively simple using basic tools, and the airbox reuses the factory throttle body connector hose, PCV fitting, left and right inlet ducts, and mounting bolts. No tuning or elaborate modifications are required.
The new Lingenfelter High-Performance Hornet Cold Air Intake Airbox by Halltech can be fitted to both C8 Corvette Coupe and C8 Corvette Convertible models. Installation for Convertible models requires that the top center rivet nut on the access panel be drilled out for removal.
Pricing for the Lingenfelter High-Performance Hornet Cold Air Intake Airbox by Halltech is set at $795, per the Lingenfelter website.
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette Stingray features the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the C8 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.