A few weeks ago, we brought you news of a new C8 Corvette exhaust kit offering from Lingenfelter, called the Extreme-S. It brings a number of benefits to the mid-engined sports car, and Lingenfelter just released a video of their C8 system testing on the dyno, giving us another chance to hear what the LT2 V8 engine in the C8 Corvette Stingray sounds like when allowed to breathe more freely. Take a listen:
Hard to complain about that. The exhaust note even sounds great in the beginning of the video at low revs, with the dual clutch transmission giving a whisper of a snap on upshifts. Once the C8 Corvette hits fifth gear and begins the full throttle pull, the Lingenfelter C8 Corvette exhaust kit really bellows. It’s certainly loud, but Lingenfelter have engineered their system with Corsa Performance to keep the OEM valves, so it can be hushed when you want it and drone free on the highway.
The dyno run also verifies Lingenfelter’s performance claims. The system boosts output by 19 hp and 15 lbs ft of torque at the wheels. These aren’t huge gains, but they’re about all you can do with the C8’s famously locked ECU. But with Lingenfelter being such a key player in the Corvette tuning space, there’s a good chance they’ll be the first to figure it out, or be let in by General Motors. For these reasons, the C8 Corvette Extreme-S exhaust is already built to work with future upgrades.
The video also gives a good look at the 4.5 inch black chrome exhaust tips. The larger tips, laser etched with the Lingenfelter logo, give a more aggressive look than the slightly awkward looking squared off standard ones.
The exhaust retails for $3,599, and is currently on sale at the Lingenfelter website. Along with their recently introduced front end lowering kit, Lingenfelter has been rolling out some compelling C8 Corvette upgrades recently, so watch this space for updates on what they come up with next.