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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

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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