A Torch Red Corvette C8, Vossen Wheels, great scenery, and backdrop, resulting in a simply gorgeous photoshoot in Los Angeles’ canyons, creating some wallpaper worthy American muscle car photos that you’ll all love
When a build like this comes from Motorsports LA, a tuner located in North Hollywood, California, you are sure to get one sick-looking photoshoot out of it. After all, the canyons are near, the scenery is great, and having a vehicle like the Torch Red Corvette C8 is nothing to sneeze about. Add a set of Vossen Hybrid Forged Series wheels to it, and you’ve got yourself some wallpaper-worthy automotive images.
In its eight-generation, the Corvette C8 is a welcome evolutionary change. After following several experimental CERV prototype vehicles, the C8 is the first mid-engined Corvette since the model’s introduction in 1953, in turn marking Chevy’s venture into the higher-end of the performance car market. The car is powered by a new naturally aspirated 6.2 L V8 engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque – an improvement of 40 horsepower and 10 lb-ft (14 Nm) over the outgoing C7 Corvette Stingray.
To make matters even more compelling, the C8 is the first vehicle that comes without a manual transmission Corvette option from Chevrolet in several decades. While the manual was dropped due to a lack of customer demand first and foremost, Corvette also cited structural concerns for the removal of a manual transmission system in this generation. The only other Chevrolet model years not offered with a manual transmission were the 1953–1954 C1 and the 1982 C3.
In the Corvette C8, the engine is utilized in sync with an 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission made by Tremec, which also comes with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. This allows the Corvette of this generation to sprint from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 2.9 seconds when equipped with the optional Z51 package. That’s according to factory-published data. However, when Car and Driver tested the car, they managed to achieve a recorded time of just 2.8 seconds. Pretty impressive, whatever we might say.
Adding a subtle aftermarket touch – Vossen HF-7 Wheels
As you can learn from the data above, the Corvette C8 might be the best choice for exceptional supercar performance, on a budget. After all, the C8 starts at just $62,195 (current price tag) making it one of the cheapest options in the high-performance market. However, for some, the sheer aggressive looks and performance of the OEM package are not enough. This is where companies like Motorsports LA come into play.
This Torch Red Chevrolet C8 Corvette received a wheel upgrade, turning it into an even better-looking car. The wheel of choice is a set of Vossen HF-7 Hybrid Forged Series wheels. Starting at $649 per wheel, these are some of the most affordable wheels available on the market today.
This particular wheel is derived from its forged counterpart, the EVO-5R. With pocketed spokes and an aggressive split-spoke design, the HF-7 is available in 2 standard finishes and 4 custom finishes. Furthermore, thanks to the robotic custom HF program, Vossen can build personalized fitments and bolt patterns, creating a set that fits almost any vehicle out there.
For this Corvette, the wheels are sized 20×9 in the front and 21×12 in the rear. The wheels come with a classic Silver Polished finish option, an understated albeit perfectly fitting finish that works well against the Torch Red exterior paint of this American muscle car seen here.
You can grab a detailed look at this build, thanks to a gorgeous photoshoot in LA’s canyons, right in the media gallery right below.