As if you couldn’t already take a well-handling car and make it considerably better, Hotchkis Suspension has announced that they’ll be offering front and rear sway bar kits for the 2014-2015 C7 Corvette!
Spotted in their booth at the 2014 SEMA show, we got a closer look at the latest offering for the new Stingray, and have passed along all of the details about them in the official press release below!
SUPER STINGRAY HANDLING WITH NEW SWAY BARS
Hotchkis Sport Suspension unveils new adjustable tubular sway bars for the C7 Corvette.
The all new C7 Chevrolet Corvette has been hailed a truly world-class sports car. With its sharp new design and cutting edge technologies, this Corvette is the standard bearer for American performance. The C7 Corvette is a brilliant handling car in bone-stock condition but the suspension geniuses Hotchkis Sport Suspension knew that GM had left something on the table. It is with this mentality in mind that John Hotchkis and his team set out to find those remaining tenths of seconds and they felt the best place to start was with the Corvette’s sway bars.
The C7 Stingray is developing a reputation for stellar performance that remains accessible to even moderately skilled drivers. Not wanting to make the car difficult or unforgiving, Hotchkis Sport Suspension was delicate with the application of its signature touches and has created a car that is at once both forgiving and capable of extreme performance. Hotchkis accomplished this by only subtly increasing the Corvette’s roll stiffness, a decision they came to after many miles of testing and countless hours on both the street and the race track.
The Hotchkis Sport Suspension 32mm tubular non-adjustable front sway bar increases roll resistance by 35% over the stock bar in the Z51 package. The 33mm tubular adjustable rear bar lets the driver select between increases of 5%, 25%, or 55% over the Z51 rear sway bar. These increased bar sizes coupled with upgraded adjustable end links allow the driver to precisely set up their suspension to suit their personal driving style and tire selection.
Hotchkis Sport Suspension products for the C7 Corvette are manufactured in the USA, come with all necessary hardware, feature greaseable polyurethane bushings, and are finished in durable powder coat. These bolt-on upgrades can transform your C7 Stingray in a single afternoon and are the ultimate way to unlock the true potential of the GM’s latest sports car. For more information on the full line of products, visit the Hotchkis Sport Suspension website at http://www.hotchkis.net.
- Full adjustable
- Simple, bolt-on installation
- Increases handling by as much as 55% over Z51
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.