That's one way of blending the old with the new.
When it comes to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 coupe, there are countless companies out there making aftermarket parts. You have tuners offering to supercharge the car, companies that will lower it, and a boundless number of brands offering exhaust upgrades. While most of these exhaust upgrades are aimed at making the car louder and/or extracting more performance from the 6.2-liter V8 engine, nobody has thought about creating a center-exit exhaust - until now. If you're a Vette fan, you'll know that such a layout was popular on the last three generations of the Corvette, so why not add some old-school flavor to the C8?
Aerolarri is the company responsible for this new exhaust design and it's relatively simple to fit. Obviously, the standard rear box has to go and a part of the C8's rear bumper needs to be cut to accommodate the new location of the tips. Where the old tips were, mesh is installed to make the finish look as original as possible. The exhaust itself is made from a single piece of stainless steel, so installation doesn't take too long. This system is made in Idaho, so you'll be supporting local business if you decide to get one, but what does it cost?
Pricing starts at $2,988, with the standard look culminating in blue-tipped exhaust finishers, but you can switch things up for a more personalized look too. Four different carbon fiber or stainless steel designs are offered, each carrying an additional cost of $499. There's also a set of full carbon fiber tips for $999. The most interesting option, however, is something you don't see very often. For $480, the company will add mufflers that actually reduce exhaust sound by around 20 percent. Considering that the Toyota Supra is louder than a stock 2020 C8, we're not sure that a lot of people will go for this option.