The C8 Corvette is the hottest thing going in GM World right now. With its mid-engine design and its stunning good looks, it’s no wonder people are flocking to this car like crazy. The car’s 495hp LT2 is a definite plus, but there’s always room for more power. One of the key comports to creating more power is improving the exhaust system, and that’s where Kooks Headers and Exhaust comes in.
They’ve developed low restriction headers for C8 Corvettes, that are constructed from 304 stainless steel and boost power. On a bone stock C8, with a stock tune, the test car seen a gain of 20+ hp and 26+ ft-lbs. of torque on PCM of NC’s in-house chassis dyno.
KOOKS PAVES THE WAY WITH OFFICIAL RELEASE OF 2020 CORVETTE C8 SUPER STREET SERIES
Kooks Super Street headers & Ultra-GREEN OEM connection pipes now available for new C8 models.
STATESVILLE, N.C. (2020) – After a successful pre-order launch of the 2020 Corvette C8 Super Street Series from Kooks Headers and Exhaust, the headers and Ultra-GREEN OEM connection pipes are now officially available for purchase.
Kooks C8 Super Street headers are designed to be used with an OEM catalytic converter or with Kooks’ Ultra-GREEN OEM connection pipes. The 304-grade stainless steel headers (part no. 21801400) are engineered for optimum fitment and increased acceleration performance.
The hand-crafted headers include 3/8″-thick flanges, 1-7/8″ equal-length primaries for maximum horsepower and torque, Kooks’ patented scavenging spikes and one-piece collectors. The outlet size of the Super Street headers features 3/8″-thick three-bolt flanges to connect to the OEM catalytic converters, allowing for a direct bolt-on installation.
The Kooks’ Ultra-GREEN OEM connection pipes (part no. 21803300) are also made from 304-grade stainless steel with 3/8″-thick flanges. Installation hardware and all required gaskets are included.
When it comes to engine performance, the Kooks C8 Super Street headers and connection pipes have been dyno tested and displayed true performance improvements. After baselining a Z51-equipped test vehicle, the Kooks team bolted on a set of Super Street headers and Ultra-GREEN OEM connection pipes in place of the OEM manifolds and catalytic converters. The Kooks equipped C8 produced an increase of 20+ hp and 26+ ft-lbs. of torque on the stock tune with no check engine light. Dyno test results may vary.
- 304 stainless steel construction
- 1-7/8 equal length primaries
- Produced an increase of 20+ hp and 26+ ft-lbs. of torque on the stock tune with no check engine light
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.