You Can Now Buy Fake Velocity Stacks For Your C8 Corvette

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Want your Corvette to look like it has ITBs, without going through the trouble of actually installing them? You've got it.

Nothing says "speed, power, and performance" quite like a set of velocity stacks. While they're none too common on road cars these days, air horns were a relatively popular accessory on carbureted performance cars in decades past, even making their way onto more than a few production sports cars. The shift from carburetion to fuel injection largely spelled their demise, but you can still occasionally find velocity stacks on some cars with individual throttle bodies.

Now, you can have your very own set of chic velocity stacks for your 2020+ Chevrolet Corvette C8. There's only one caveat: they're fake.

Custom Cre8ions
Custom Cre8ions
Custom Cre8ions

Immediately reminiscent of those clip-on exhaust "turbo whistles" that were hot for all of a minute earlier this century, these velocity stacks don't actually do anything except create the illusion that your Corvette is a modified performance machine. Not that they don't look good; the manufacturer, Custom Cre8ions, did a good job of mimicking the look of a genuine, functional set of intake trumpets. They appear to be made out of polished aluminum or stainless steel, fastening into the plastic engine cover with a set of serious-looking flanges.

Custom Cre8ions
Custom Cre8ions
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The bad news - besides the fact that they're basically the equivalent of putting a blow-off valve on a naturally aspirated engine: these faux velocity stacks are surprisingly expensive. The full set is priced at $1,495, and as of this writing, they're not yet in production, requiring a $750 deposit to preorder them.

We'd just as soon hold off until someone comes up with an actual, functional set of velocity stacks attached to individual throttle bodies. Granted, it will likely be a while; GM has made the Chevrolet Corvette C8's ECU virtually hack-proof, and tuners have had only limited success in getting power-adding modifications to work with the factory LT2 V8 engine.

For now, these fake air horns might have to do.

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