• 1997 - 2004 Chevrolet Corvette C5 by Wittera

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We love the Chevrolet Corvette C5 so fiercely that it’s going to take a real good aftermarket tuning program to make us think that it’s going to work on the American sports car. Believe us when we say that the Corvette is one of the few sports cars that looks inherently good by itself and tuning companies often are left with two options for their programs: hit or miss.

German aftermarket specialist, Wittera, came up with a new widebody aero package, to go with some minor performance tweaks, for their new program for the Corvette C5. After looking at the evidence and the numbers involved, we like the smell of what these guys are cooking.

For starters, the widebody kit is being offered with a choice of either carbon fiber or a high-grade glass fiber-reinforced plastic with the latter being subjected to what Wittera calls ’tempering.’ This process means that the parts are heated at 149° F (65° C) before being cooled into a mold for 25 minutes, thereby making the parts sturdier to avoid the potential for cracks.

In addition to the two kit choices, the program also offers fenders on the front and rear end, door and rocker panels, a rear apron, and a front bumper that comes in two options: a deeper set that makes for a more aggressive widebody profile and a flat version that is used for Corvettes that have lowered suspensions. On top of that, Wittera is also offering customers a plethora of wheel choices that include 20 different sets (19" and 20") that customers can choose from.

All told, the whole set-up does justice to the Corvette by enhancing all of its features while also not going too overboard with the details. It’s a program that works excellent for the American sports car and is something that the folks over at Wittera should be very proud of.

  • 1997 - 2004 Chevrolet Corvette C5 by Wittera
  • Year:
    1997- 2004
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  • Engine:
    7.0-liter V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    505 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    470 lb/ft of torque
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Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

Corvette would be one of my favorite racing cars and seeing it with a more powerful engine makes me want to drive it! Anyway, did they already put it on the market?

  (474) posted on 10.3.2011

My heart is hooked with most of Chevrolet cars, it does surprised me always on its affiliates, features and design concept. This obsession gives pleasure to me very much.

  (242) posted on 09.19.2011

Chevrolet Corvette C5 has 505 horse power. Its enough for this kind of car. Since 1997 up to 2004 the performance of this car is maintain than the other car.

  (580) posted on 09.1.2011

This one is a slightly nice to other corvette. This car has 505 horsepower and 7.0-liter v8 engine. It’s enough to have a good car performance

  (558) posted on 07.20.2011

This car is simply cool, and I know that people who will see this will drool, and I’m absolutely one of them. The curves of the car show elegance. It doesn’t look like a sports car, its more of a luxury car for me.

  (570) posted on 07.7.2011

I would say that this one is definitely the best Corvette generation that I have seen these past few years . They were able to mix in both a good exterior and a high performance engine on this package.

  (569) posted on 06.8.2011

Yeah, this one is a rather nice take on the Corvette. I like the way they did the look of the and the way they emphasize more on the curves rather than the angles.

  (314) posted on 06.3.2011

As time comes, I almost forgot about this model of Chevy... Based on its looks, a sporty and racing car, Chevroletis indeed offering a good quality car which is good for them. An aftermarket model with a new version, that’s brilliant!

  (676) posted on 05.30.2011

Well, that’s really what aftermarket companies are all about. The Corvette is really good as it is, but they still managed to make it even better both in the looks and the performance departments.

  (302) posted on 05.30.2011

Well, it seems that they have really worked a lot on this car. I must admit that I am not really familiar with Wittera’s works, bur I immediately like what I am seeing here.

  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

Too bad for they haven’t make an impressive boosting on the power of this car. Chevy have focused in the add-ons of this which I think it unnecessary for this car is sporty looking already.

  (599) posted on 05.30.2011

I really love aftermarket version car for they make the car sportier and powerful! Corvette would be one of my favorite racing car and seeing it with a more powerful engine
makes me want to drive it!

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