C8 Corvette Stingray Wearing RSC GT Carbon Fiber Body Kit: Video15
C8 Corvette Stingray owners have a variety of aftermarket solutions to customize their mid-engine sports car exactly as they see fit. Now, we’re checking out this particular example fitted with a full carbon fiber body kit in the following brief feature video.
Coming to us from aftermarket aero parts developer Racing Sport Concepts (RSC), the video was captured in Granbury, Texas at the local annual Corvette Car Show. Although the show looks as though it attracted several eye-catching Vettes, this particular example stands out thanks to a long list of bespoke touches and enhancements.
Obviously, the video focuses primarily on the carbon fiber bits adorning the exterior of this custom C8 Corvette Stingray. According to the video description, the sports car is rocking a full RSC GT kit, which includes components like a ducktail rear spoiler, front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, intake side vents, B-pillar trim covers, and more. Each component is available individually at RSC’s website, or customers can get the full thing as a kit.
The full nine-piece RSC GT Carbon Fiber Body Kit is priced at $10,550, per RSC’s website, and fits 2020-model-year-to-present C8 Corvette Stingray models. Each of the carbon fiber aero pieces is cured using an autoclave with pre-preg carbon fiber material and a 3K 2×2 twill weave.
Indeed, this C8 Corvette Stingray looks great, but there’s more to the aesthetic than just the carbon fiber body kit. The body panels are also covered in an eye-catching shade of paint dubbed Rapid Blue, while the Vette is also riding on a set of custom aftermarket wheels, with the rollers finished in a complementary dark bronze color. Finally, it looks as though there’s a new exhaust system fitted, judging by the aftermarket exhaust tips in back.
Check out the full video below:
As a reminder, the C8 Corvette Stingray is motivated by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin is the GM Y2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Texas.
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This is all impressive. However, It would be nice if one could first get the new C8 Corvette. MSRP would be a real premium. Just getting one at these marked up prices is a challenge. Flippers, Dealers, GM, who is to blame? Perhaps all of the above.
Personally, I am not a fan of all the over-hyped carbon fiber rage. It is still just black plastic folks. And for $10,000 in this case.
When I ordered my 2021 C8 convertible, I opted for body-colored trim. The car is such a sculptural work of art, I wanted to notice the body shape, not all the black plastic doodads stuck on it.
So my C8 is a ceramic matrix gray metallic. (Which is waaay too many words to describe something between white and silver, GM. Enough with the 3-4 word long paint color names.)
I then opted for the sterling wheels and the sterling stripes nose-to-tail on the top surface. So you get some muted color interest that does not detract from the sculptural side-view profile of the vehicle. Even with the Z51 option, I did not want colored brakes that would detract from the visual package.
Sort of like a woman who knows to ditch all the jewelry bling and simply let the designer dress be the star.
You do know that the car itself is plastic, right?
Duh. Uh yes. But not an over hyped carbon fiber body.
Fiber Glass not plastic.
Maybe if you understood chemistry you could buy your significant other some nice jewelry
LOL. Talking to a chemistry major here dude. it was required for my medical training. And also comes in handy analyzing the gases spewed by trolls.
Sorry C8Lovr this is 100% pre-impregnated carbon fiber. This isnt a sheet glued to plastic or fiberglass like others offer. Maybe you havent seen real carbon before. I sent plenty of pieces back because of quality or it was just an overlay. c8_chorty on instagram. Plenty of real carbonfiber to see.
LOL. We ALL are made of carbon. Check out your chemistry text book.
Some people feel that adding woven fiber just justifies an outrageous price for a material that looks like a black version of one of grandma’s old houndstooth winter overcoats.
“Pre-impregnated carbon fiber”. LOL. That simply means the plastic resin was shot into the carbon fiber as it is ,anufactured, instead of laminated to to the surface afterwards.
My point remains that carbon fiber is a look that some people (you) like and others (me) do not.
And some people (you) are willing to pay an outrageous price for anything carbon and resin to stick on a vehicle for bling.
Thanks C8 Love. I guess You like Bill Gates TED talk on net zero carbon too. Lets see your ride so we may give you our opinion? 😎
Don’t need your opinion. Personally I could not care less about other peoples opinions about me or my vehicles.
Always considered it a sign of someone’s own insecurity and lack of self confidence when they live to critique others. Vicarious living instead of simply getting a life if their own.
Thanks Jonathan for showing my ride here. Longtime reader too. The engine bay is also full of Carbon. Custom carbonfiber steering wheel and some interior carbon touches as well. I lowered it 3/4” all the way around. Borla Atak with carbon fiber tips paired to soulperformance cats and bigger throttle body and atak blue air filter
Hey Adam! Gorgeous ride. Love the color combo. Great job!!
All that stuff is right if it makes you feel good go for it I personally think it’s a waste of money guys are buying headers and mufflers intake kits the fact is until GM open up the computer or some one crack the code and you can tune it then it is worth to add go fast stuff