C8 Corvette Stingray Spotted In California With Carbon Body Mods, Velocity Stacks24
One of the (many) awesome things about car culture is the creativity that’s sparked to modify a vehicle into something that is uniquely yours. It might not be what everyone likes, but to you, it’s a passion. This particular C8 Corvette Stingray fits that criteria to a t.
Recently spotted in Southern California, this C8 Corvette Stingray caught our eye, so we decided to track it down and talk to the owner to see what it was all about and gain a few insights into what makes it unique.
The most obvious update for this C8 Corvette Stingray is for the exterior, where we find the coupe equipped with a number of body mods plucked from the Sigala Design catalogue. That includes the front splitter and the side skirts, both of which are made from carbon fiber and trimmed in red striping.
Further touches include a massive rear diffuser, which continues the red striping theme to make it stand out even more. This is complemented by a ducktail rear spoiler, on top of which is mounted a large GT-style wing. Black racing stripes run down the spine of the vehicle, while Stingray R and C8.R stickers pepper the body panels.
For now, the performance bits remain more or less factory, with the exception of a new aftermarket exhaust with quad tips, finished in black. The owner says he plans to add a supercharger sometime in the future. For reference, the standard C8 Corvette Stingray is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque right from the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
While this modified C8 Corvette Stingray certainly looks rather striking from the outside, it’s what’s bolted on top of the LT2 that’s perhaps the most controversial bit of the whole car.
Yes folks, what you see there is a set of fake air velocity stacks attached to the engine cover. While obviously non-functional, the owner says these things attract the lion’s share of questions, and were installed simply to see what such a setup might look like. Indeed, we would love to see some functional air trumpets on the LT2 in the future.
All told, this C8 Corvette Stingray probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the opinions of strangers didn’t seem to bother the owner all the much. He’s having too much fun with his car to care.
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To each his own.
That’s about it to each his own overdone obviously but not my money
I notice it is a Stingray R, not a C8R as noted on the back and side. It would have been one step up to buy the 2022 C8R special edition and install these mods, but this model does look good, makes it look like it goes so much faster. Maybe I will do this to my C8R.
Great example of where money can’t buy taste.
Why don’t I ever get any replies to my comments?
Do you actually exist in this world?
Do you notice:
-Motion sensing restroom faucets not recognizing you?
-Auto flush toilets actually flushing when you are ON them>
-Auto open doors “not functioning”?
-You cannot see yourself in your vehicle’s backup camera?
That silly, trendy, ginormous rear wing would be a handy place to hang your wet laundry out to dry to make it actually functional. LOL
I would just take it to Pratt and Miller to pit the team car body and do it right.
Straight out the J.C.Whitney catalog……
I understand to each is own, and this person probably loves this set up, so we should respect that.
But there’s also the saying, less is more, I’m not sure what the benefit of a ginormous wing with an existing rear spoiler is, to me it’s almost as silly as the velocity stacks and all the red tracings.
It’s good for more understeer.
I am certain the owner is very happy with his choices and the car must provide some giggles for observers…
Taste is a very personal thing. I think it’s great that everybody is free to do what they want to their own car. I myself prefer understated elegance. Then again I’m not 20 years old anymore.
No age mentioned here. The guy could be 80 for all you know. Biden has a Corvette. I’m 72 and prefer 57-64
Sometimes mi gente does things that cause me to question the rules of Justice and reality.
Did anyone inform this owner that this is not a Civic or a Challenger?
I always love seeing people put the tow hook on their car and drive it like it’s a cool accessory. Did anyone tell the owner this is not a Ford or a Subaru?
What a waste of money. What a waste of my time. Somethings you can’t unsee.
Wow some rich idiot with no taste really messed THAT one up 😆
The only problem with all of these aftermarket parts, is that the vehicles value just dropped significantly.
Twin Turbo your C8R. I did it 9 months ago and have over 13,000 miles to date and it smokes pretty much everything and is smooth and clean and a daily driver. The turbos can be seen through the rear diffuser (saying Hi to my friends who want to mess). I have the HTC so that’s where they go. It is lowered with wheel spacers and has the latest clutch upgrade, upgraded 1,200 HP axles, better aero kit than standard GM option. The Yellow #3 with exhaust, twinnies, over 900 RWHP – so clean, sounds nasty, everyone loves the low grumble and then the high pitched turbos as it opens up. Hard to beat and the look back score is a 10. I got tired of waiting for the Z06 and while the Z06 is sweet, the first one in town was humbled as we entered the freeway and got up to 160. I slowed down to let him catch up, we went to lunch, and created a bond. I’m his Daddy and excited for my Z06 that I will promptly Twin Turbo in about 12 months. That thing will be super nasty. The Twin Turbo C8R is just dope, super grateful. Go America!
OMG, this sort of nonsense has no place in this day and age, this is simply overkill, it disrupts the basic lines of the GM design studios original idea for the C8. Sometimes you can overdo things, and if I can use the human body as an example, when modifying the human body and face, there are ways to increase interest in the basic human anatomy in that keep it’s basic form and style but…adds to the beauty of it. The same might go with the current C8, you can “add a touch here and there” but if you go to design extremes, you’ll end up with, well…as they say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I suppose to the owner of this particular C8, they got what they wanted, but putting bigger lips and larger breast, some eye shadow and erring’s on The Mona Lisa might just not be the best way to emphasize her basic beauty.
Just my opinion, and like “belly button’s” everybody has one, just expressing my distain for this particular C8’s owner to add too much of good thing to a basically decent design, in fact to me, personally I like the basic lines of the C8 without anything added to it, no spoilers, or large rear wings, dive planes, or even lowered another inch! I like basically good designs, adding a lot to it isn’t always advised, but…everyone does take their coffee just a little bit different, don’t they?
LOL. what a poser.
Everyone knows that a factory Corvette is only driven to club meetings, bowling green, and parades by people with white shoes, white belts, and Hawaii shirts
Not the ones I know. They are car people and love their Vettes.
This is what happens when someone actually attains a C8 for the originally “As Promised Price” of $59,999 and has some cash left over to burn!