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THE C8 CORVETTE WAS ALWAYS MISSING SCISSOR DOORS

Thankfully, A New Kit Fixes This Problem

C8 Corvette

We’ve had discussions with top General Motors designers about how the shape of the C8 Corvette came to be. There were several design elements that were indeed considered, but unfortunately didn’t make the final cut for production. A split rear window, for example, was one of them. But we were also told that the mid-engined Corvette was supposed to be “designed for the ten-year-old kid.” Kids love scissor doors, don’t they? We’re a few years older than ten years old at this point, and we know that we liked them back then, and we still do now. But the C8 is missing these “Lambo doors” as they’re otherwise known. Thankfully, there’s a solution.

Eikon Motorsports, which specializes in so-called “Lambo door kits,” from the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, C7 Corvette and even the Dodge Challenger, have announced a scissor door kit for the C8 Corvette, priced at $2,899. With install, the price jumps to $4,300. That’s nearly $2,000 more than what a C7 kit commands. However, there’s a deal if you pre-order now. For $2,999, you get the kit, install, and a warranty. Below is the announcement in full:

(We are proud to announce that we are now officially accepting Pre-Orders for the C-8 corvette. Pre-Order pricing includes the kit, installation, and lifetime warranty on both for $2,999.) – Update

We are proud to announce that we are now officially accepting pre-orders for the C-8 corvette. Regular retail price is expected to range from $2,899 for the kit by itself and a total price of $4,300 with kit+install. Update: despite the previous numbers being pasted from Eikon’s website, the company says that the kit is priced at “$2,999 and includes nationwide installation and a lifetime warranty.” 

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity.

Nationwide Installation Available!

Manufacturer: Vertical Doors Inc.
Vertical Doors, Inc. is the only USA manufacturer. We use domestic carbon steel and all our pivot and strike points are heat treated.
Most companies that have copied our designs use the cheapest means possible to make their kits and since they can just shut down and restart under another name, they don’t worry about the quality of their products.

Includes:
2 Gas Shocks
2 Vertical Doors, Inc., Lambo Door Hinges (one for each side)
All Mounting Hardware

Direct “Bolt On” Hinge Kit
Mounts to Factory Bolt Pattern
Made in the USA from Domestic Hardened Steel
Patented in the USA
Completely Reversible

We think this is how the mid-engine Corvette should be leaving the factory. Maybe Chevrolet would be keen on adding scissor doors to the C8 Corvette as a rolling update.

C8 Corvette
Eikon Motorsports

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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