Even through the factory cat-back, these headers sound fantastic.
As young as the all-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is, the car already enjoys a host of available aftermarket performance upgrades: aero kits, cat-back exhausts - the whole shebang. Companies like Hennessey Performance Engineering and ProCharger are even working on forced-induction solutions for the rear-mid-engine sports car, despite the obstacles to tuning posed by its virtually unhackable engine control unit.
Now, Long Tube Headers has thrown its hat in the ring, cooking up a set of - well, long-tube headers - for the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. The company has just posted a clip of the new 'Vette turning gasoline into noise through its new headers, and the results are pretty magnificent.
Bear in mind: the car seen here is still wearing its factory cat-back exhaust, meaning any difference you hear comes purely from the 1-7/8" LTH headers and ECOf catted pipes. Even still, the difference is pretty drastic, the LTH headers giving the Corvette's 6.2L LT2 V8 a raspier, more raw voice than the factory headers.
LTH's new headers for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette are mandrel-bent from T304 stainless steel tubing with a pair of 4-into-1 merge collectors, so they should last a good long while and help improve exhaust scavenging for increased power and torque, with no hard kinks to disrupt the gas flow.
But you know what they say: you get what you pay for. These LTH headers and catted pipes are high-quality aftermarket tuner parts, so you can expect to pay a premium. The headers themselves are priced at $1,099, with the option of 1-7/8" or 2" pipe at the time of order, while the ECOf catted pipes will set you back an additional $1,350.99. A pair of off-road-only cat-less pipes is available at $889.99, but they're only legal for track use.
Granted, Long Tube Headers isn't the only company with a plan to furnish Corvette customers with a performance header option; just last month, Kooks released a video clip previewing the sound of its own long-tube header kit, which is still in development. But no matter where you end up spending your performance Corvette exhaust budget, you can't really go wrong.