A custom exhaust can do amazing things for the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

It took five decades for the Chevy Corvette to transition into the fabled mid-engined car that a lot of people would argue it was always meant to be. But, the C8 generation turned that fable into reality, and the C8 Corvette is the most exotic looking car to ever come from Chevy. It hasn’t been on the road for very long, but aftermarket tuners are starting to work their magic, and this custom exhaust from Fabspeed could be exactly what the doctor ordered. In short, the custom, adjustable exhaust system sounds better, provides more power, and sheds a few pounds at the same time. You have to check it out!

Fabspeed’s Custom Exhaust for the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

The system that you see on this C8 Corvette is designed by Fabspeed and serves as a complete replacement for the cars stock exhaust. Like the factory system, Fabspeed’s exhaust is completely adjustable, but thanks to custom valves, it sounds even better. If you want to open it up, you’ll get that louder exhaust note that you crave while you can close it and make things a little more civilized. On top of this, Fabspeed says the exhaust system comes with a 20-pound weight reduction and a mild increase of four horsepower and six pound-feet of torque at the wheels. The latter is made available thanks to larger exhaust tubing at higher flow catalytic converters.

As far as sound goes, Fabspeed says, “it really brings out the lopey American V-8 sound,” while the “X-pipe design gives it a hint of exotic mid-engined tone.” If you haven’t clicked play on the video above yet, do yourself a favor and hear just how good this thing sounds.

As far as power goes, Fabspeed as a somewhat lengthy explanation:

Fabspeed Can Make Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Sound and Perform As It Was Meant To
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”The factory NPP (Valved) exhaust on the C8 Corvette flows pretty well with the valves open. However, with the valves closed, it chokes the exhaust flow. Comparing the NPP exhaust with valves open to our Valvetronic Maxflo Exhaust with valves open, we saw peak gains of 4 whp and 6 ft/lbs of TQ. Comparing the two in valves closed mode, we saw peak gains of 11.5 whp and 10ft/lbs of TQ, and curve gains as much as 14 whp and 15 ft/lbs of TQ. So whether you're in the comfortable valves closed mode or ripping around valves open, our Valvetronic Maxflo Exhaust System flows well and makes great power. We expect to see even more gains when compared to a C8 equipped with the base (non--valved) exhaust.”

The best part is that you can buy the new, aftermarket exhaust system right now.It’s built from Brushed T304: stainless steel and has a price tag of $3,895.95 to $3,995.95.

Fabspeed Can Make Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Sound and Perform As It Was Meant To
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Chevrolet Corvette C8 specifications
Engine LT2, 6.2-liter, n/a V-8, mid-mounted
Power 490 hp, 495 hp w/ the Z51 pack
Torque 465 lb-ft, 470 lb-ft w/ the Z51 pack
Transmission 8-speed DCT
0-60 mph 2.9 s
Top speed 194 mph
Price tag $59,995

Source: Fabspped

Robert Moore
Editor-in-Chief and Automotive Expert - robert@topsped.com
Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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