The C8 Corvette has been with us for a little over a year now, and what a year it has been. Despite facing production issues related to both a UAW dispute and the coronavirus pandemic, the mid-engined Corvette has still managed to captivate fans and buyers alike. As a result, we are finally starting to see some aftermarket upgrades become available for the American sports car. The long-time modifiers of Corvettes at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering appear to be close to rolling out a C8 parts lineup of their own.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering have been churning out some of the industry’s best parts and turn-key performance products for decades. Their relationship with the Chevrolet Corvette is nearly unmatched in the aftermarket, and now that experience will extend into the C8 generation. According to an announcement made by the company, LPE will be sending out updates regarding the Lingenfelter C8 Corvette catalogue to those who register for their new C8 Insider Access page.
While we don’t have details about LPE’s C8 Corvette plans, this is a huge announcement nonetheless. We’ve seen other companies roll out twin turbo kits and the likes for the C8 already, but none of them offer any sort of ECU tuning to “finish” the installation. This is because of the security measures that surround GM’s Global B architecture, which underpins the sports car’s computers. What we’ve been left to look at then are a bunch of cars that are destroying their clutches under any sort of real load.
We reached out to Lingenfelter for official comment as to what sort of content they’re planning for the C8 Corvette, but it’s still a little early to share. It’s currently unclear if the upgrades will involve power upgrades or ECU tuning of any kind. Watch this space next week for more details on the 2020 Corvette Stingray packages from Lingenfelter.