Lingenfelter Stingray C7s Steal SEMA 2014
Arguably the world’s craziest car show, Las Vegas’ SEMA 2014 lived up to the hype with some staggering exhibits and ACS were there to enjoy the madness. SEMA boasted everything from super wide-bodied Ferraris and Mona Lisa paint-jobs to insanely camouflaged monster trucks but two Corvette C7s stood out from the show to show class and performance.
Mechanically speaking both cars are the same – 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray and both are equipped with a range of our stunning RTM and carbon fiber parts to boost performance and style, while similarly both cars have been through the Lingenfelter mill receiving one heck of an engine upgrade as detailed below.
Lingenfelter C7 Corvette Stingray 378 CID Edelbrock E Force TVS2300 Supercharged LT1 700 Horsepower Engine Package
This engine upgrade gifts each C7 700 HP and 665 FT LBS of Torque, which when you consider that even the basic Stingray C7 is one beast of a performance car, is more than enough to whet the appetite of even the most demanding performance car enthusiast. This is the second level of a range of three packages (the third offers 750 HP!) and it starts with the supercharger, adding CNC ported cylinder heads along with a custom camshaft, which combined elevates the LT1 up to 700 horsepower.
In essence the Lingenfelter bring the following to the table:
- Edelbrock E-Force TVS2300 intercooled supercharger system
- Lingenfelter CNC ported LT1 Cylinder Heads
- Lingenfelter dual valve springs, titanium retainers
- 10 degree locks
- Lingenfelter supercharger camshaft by Competition Cams
- High Flow Green Air Filter
- Lingenfelter badges
- Plus a range of other enhancements
The package for this Lingenfelter package comes to just under $15,000 – unsurprising when you consider the quality and sheer power that it offers and a 3 year (36,000 mile) warranty comes as standard.
The ACS contribution is substantial and outlined below:
- ACS Zero7 Exposed Carbon Hood 45-8-009
- ACS Five1 Front Fascia Grill 45-4-017
- ACS Zero7 Side Rockers 45-8-001 and 45-4-001
ACS Front Splitter with front wheel deflectors 45-8-005 and 45-4-005
- (Exposed Carbon, and Carbon Flash Paint)
- ACS Rear quarter inlet on the red Stingray. 45-4-011
In addition both cars are equipped with Corsa Performance with a Cat-Back exhaust while the wheels are provided by Forgeline Motorsports, manufacturers of premium forged aluminum custom performance racing wheels. Continental tyres give assurance of handling the pressure exerted by the boosted horsepower of each car.
This stunning yellow C7 was given a premium paint job by the AkzoNobel Coatings in a shade that is new to the market and known as Ember Gold.
The Ember Gold is a unique tricoat color which has been given a flat clearcoat on top to offer forth that gorgeous flat sheen effect, which we thought suited the C7 and the ACS mods to a T – as the flat clearcoat accentuates the menacing sharp edges of the Stingray quite beautifully.
The sumptuous and shiny red C7 below shows that two utterly contrasting paint jobs on the same car can yield different but equally spectacular results. The glossy red offsets the dark tinted glass and black and chrome trim to great effect, rendering the Corvette primed and ready for battle!
Those of you tempted by these two beautiful cars can contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. For those who are planning on taking them up on this stunning performance upgrade you will be pleased to hear Lingenfelter’s assurance that even with all the added horsepower, the C7s retain pristine drivability and there is no impingement on the highway mileage. Just to add the finishing touch, each completed car is issued with a Lingenfelter certificate of authenticity and badged with Lingenfelter chrome on the fender, interior, and under-hood. So, now all that is left is to save those pennies and the car that stole SEMA 2014 could be yours!
ACS continue to prove that we are the company for the best quality aerodynamic parts but I’ll leave the final word to Lingenfelter, whose work on engine performance continues unrivalled. “Lingenfelter has been known as the go-to source for new Corvette performance for nearly 40 years and that legacy continues with the C7.”