One of the struggles of a mid-engined platform is directing adequate air flow to the engine, as it’s now nestled away from the air stream. While the OE intake design of the C8 Corvette is more than enough to provide the necessary air to the engine, ACS Composite has launched a new set of rear quarter intake ports for customers looking for an extra edge.
Designed for 2020+ Corvette Coupe models (both Z51-equipped and non-Z51 vehicles), ACS Composite claims that these intake ports are designed to improve air circulation in the engine compartment by reducing ambient hot air, thus increasing the Vette’s performance and longevity.
To this end, ACS Composite claims that the rear quarter intake ports have multiple benefits, including:
- Increased airflow for optional engine performance
- Reduces ambient hot air to allow for a cooler engine
- Seamless integration into the Corvette’s body lines
Constructed of PC Composite material, these air intakes require no drilling or tape for installation. Finished in ACS Composite’s Carbon Flash Metallic Black (CFZ) finish, one set runs $1,179.
As a reminder, the current 2023 Corvette is available in one of two flavors, the 2023 Stingray and the 2023 Z06. The C8 Stingray is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque in standard configuration. Meanwhile, the C8 Z06 features the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, which develops 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
For the upcoming 2024 model year, the C8 E-Ray will be added to the Vette lineup, and is highlighted by a combination of an electric motor on the front axle and the aforementioned V8 LT2 engine.
Under the skin, all C8 Corvette variants, ride on the GM Y2 platform. Production takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.