The Corvette hasn't even been launched in Europe yet.
Corvette fans in Europe don't have it nearly as good as those residing in North America. In Europe, the Corvette will not only be more expensive but will have reduced power and performance as well. To help cushion the blow of these disappointments, German tuner called NAP (National Automotive Parts) has unveiled several tasty upgrades for the Corvette Stingray C8 that give the sports car a more aggressive appearance and a boost in performance.
Along with a carbon aero kit, NAP is also selling a stainless steel exhaust system. This includes an adjustable valve control system for enhanced acoustics.
The carbon aero kit includes front air intakes, a front lip, a prominent rear wing, side air intakes, and side skirts. Although these parts are individually priced, they obviously work well when specified together. NAP's rear wing looks especially good although we've seen more extreme wings on the C8 before.
According to NAP, its wing helps to improve performance at higher speeds; the 100-200 km/h run (62-124 mph) takes 0.7 seconds less than on the stock model. We're not quite as impressed with the look of the side skirts, though, which seem a bit tacky and not as nicely integrated with the C8's design.
As for the new exhaust, we have no complaints about the wonderful roar emitted by NAP's system. You can hear it for yourself in the video above. These tailpipes can be had in a choice of coatings such as carbon fiber, ceramic, or stainless steel. Of course, that aero body kit won't come cheaply. The most affordable part is the side air intakes at €995 ($1,200 at current rates) but the rear wing will cost as much as €2,995 ($3,600). Together, all the aero bits will add up to a steep €9,875 ($11,870). Overall, though, NAP's upgraded Vette looks darn good - especially in this red color - and it doesn't hurt that it also sounds better and is faster than the stock model.