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LINGENFELTER C8 CORVETTE TEASED WITH CONTINENTAL LIVERY

The Tuning Company Could Be Getting Ready To Show Off An Eliminator Series C8 Corvette

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Continental Tire C8 Corvette Stingray

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been busy over the better part of the year at plugging away at readying C8 Corvette upgrades for their customers. And unlike other tuners, which have been more click-baiting and opportunistic in their approach, LPE is showing maturity in their C8 program. At the moment, we don’t know much about what the Indiana-based tuning company is cooking up, but if the teaser image above hints at anything, it’s poised to be a fighter jet for the road, and the track.

The major clue is the Continental Tire livery. Lingenfelter has used this livery in the past solely for a 1,000 horsepower Camaro Eliminator Series package and a C7 Corvette that participated in the Hot Rod Power Tour. Owner Ken Lingenfelter had taken to Twitter to tease the company’s latest Chevrolet performance product, but maintained discipline on the details. At minimum, we can tell from the photos that the Lingenfelter C8 Corvette forgoes the factory Michelins for a set of Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Eliminator Series Continental Tire
Image via Lingenfelter

According to TireRack, the outside shoulder of the ExtremeContact Sport tire features wide tread blocks for lateral grip and high-speed handling, and the continuous center rib provides constant rubber-to-road contact for solid on center feel, while an optimized footprint evenly distributes pressure across the face of the tire for improved tread life. Continental’s patented +Silane tread compound technology delivers the grip needed for sure-footed handling in damp conditions, and the deep, circumferential grooves provide a direct path for water to flow through the contact patch, reducing the risk of hydroplaning. For safety, Quickview Performance Indicators molded into the tread pattern provide at-a-glance awareness of the tire’s suitability for use in dry and wet conditions.

We’ll have to wait and see in the coming days for all of the details revolving around this mysterious Lingenfelter C8 Corvette. Stay tuned for more.

Lingenfelter Continental C7 Corvette
Image via Continental Tire.

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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