2023 Corvette Gets Visible Carbon Fiber Door Intake Trim Accessory4
The 2023 Corvette drops in as the fourth model year for the eighth-generation Corvette C8, introducing a variety of changes and updates over the previous 2022 model year. Notably, the 2023 Corvette is now available with the Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim accessory.
The Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim is tagged with RPO code RYQ, and is available as an LPO-level Genuine Corvette Accessory for the 2023 Corvette Stingray. LPO-level means the piece is installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced.
The RYQ Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim is offered for the top 3LT trim level of the C8 Stingray, and is optional for both the Coupe and Convertible body style. The piece cannot be ordered in conjunction with the body-color exterior accents (RPO code EFY).
The Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim includes a handcrafted carbon fiber design, and is precision engineered to fit the Corvette C8 Stingray, offering high strength and durability while adding a splash of custom, race-inspired design flair to the vehicle. Pricing is set at $3,195.
Notably, the RYQ Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim was previously announced for the 2022 Corvette, but was never made available as a result of supplier constraints. Now, however, the accessory is finally available for the 2023 Corvette.
Critically, the 2023 Corvette is now available with the Visible Carbon Fiber High Wing Spoiler aero option as well, per previous GM Authority coverage. Like the RYQ Visible Carbon Fiber door intake trim, the Visible Carbon Fiber High Wing Spoiler aero option was previously announced for the 2022 Corvette Stingray, but was never actually offered available due to supplier constraints.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette C8 once again cradles the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine for motivation, with peak output rated at 490 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the C8 rides on the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place exclusively at the GM bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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Door intake trim for $3195? I think GM has jumped the shark! Does this item come with a huge gold chain to adorn the purchaser?
“As a reminder, the Corvette C8 once again” has led the parade of silliness. Instead of adding superfluous add ins, maybe GM should be working non stop on making the C8 more reliable.
I have not had the first problem with our 2020 C8
(9000 miles) but there are many serious issues others have encountered. Get back to building cars not baubles.
GM has made a habit of offering silly, distasteful and costly add – ons for decades. Witness Pontiac’s cladding. The C1s and C2s had none of that garbage because Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell wouldn’t allow it. That’s why C1, C2 and some C3s have aged in a timeless fashion.
Suggest that GM stop trying to gild the lily with such expensive junk and instead get serious about re-designing the C8s confused rear end and cold interior.
GM, give Robert Cumberford a call and invite him to sit down with your designers.
Automakers are now primarily assemblers of vendor piece parts. Frames are made by vendors as with the Corvette’s body parts made by vendors. The only piece part of the Corvette made by GM is the factory invoice. Options are purely high margin vendor parts channeled through GM for additional features and profit. Options have the highest margin levels. They are a choice, so don’t moan about retail costs. Automakers are now being hit hard by increased vendor material and transportation costs due to record fuel, electricity and commodity prices caused by war and policy. So no surprise here as to this optional parts pricing.