Silver Flare Metallic Corvette C8 With Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-7 Wheels

Perfectly balanced look for this American muscle car

Silver Flare Metallic Corvette C8 With Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-7 Wheels

/ November 14, 2022 / 34 Views

The Corvette C8 is the eight-generation of the much-famed vehicle which, alongside the Ford Mustang, is probably the epitome of American muscle cars, where this particular beautiful example received a set of Vossen HF-7 wheels, making it an even more attractive vehicle altogether

With the advent of more and more fully electric vehicle models from various car makers, the sight of a naturally aspirated, V8-powered monster like the Corvette C8 certainly is a fresh one. And for the most part, we’re seeing more and more aftermarket tuned projects with this vehicle. For the now eight-generation of Corvette, the American carmaker went with an evolutionary change for their flagship model: a switch was made from front-engine car architecture to a mid-engined one. In turn, this marks 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 perfect aftermarket touch, thanks to a set of Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-7 wheels, finished in a beautiful Gloss Black finish

For the owner of this sweet-looking Silver Flare Metallic Corvette C8, a slight aftermarket touch was needed to make this vehicle pop up even more. The owner went with a set of Vossen HF-7 Hybrid Forged Series wheels. And 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 Gloss Black 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.

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Been in the automotive industry ever since he got out of high school. Loves 911s, and everything BMW makes, even the new cars. He also enjoys racing events, even as a spectator, hanging on the side of the pit wall and taking pictures and drinking espresso that makes want to write more. Too tall to drive almost any supercar, but that doesn't stop him from bashing out people that do. Follows the aftermarket tuning industry in depth. Loves to spend time at BMW Welt. Enjoys too much coffee.
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