How do you make an already cool Chevrolet C8 Corvette even cooler? Just add a Lamborghini-inspired vertical-opening door kit for $2,999 (or $4,300 installed). Vertical Doors Inc. is now offering a kit that includes said “butterfly” doors with hinges, all mounting hardware, and two gas shocks to hold the doors open in their elevated position.
The direct bolt-on hinge kit mounts to the factory door-mount bolt pattern and is made from domestic steel, according to seller Eikōn Motorsports. The “Lambo” doors come with a lifetime warranty and are completely reversible/removable, the company claims. While that bit may be true, after watching the Scottsdale, Arizona–based installation specialists do their work on Facebook video, we figure you might want to have them install the exotic doors on your Vette for you. The job requires a number of modifications to the original doors, internal wiring, and front fenders—just look at the photo below.
Are the Lambo doors worth it? That depends on your point of view and desire for attention, but there’s no question the exotic setup further elevates the 2020 Corvette’s supercar-like appearance. Many onlookers, in fact, might not realize the aftermarket doors are anything but factory—that’s how expensive and high-performance our 2020 Automobile All-Stars Winner appears to be out of the box. (Vertical Doors, Inc. also sells butterfly door kits for the previous-generation C7 Corvette, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and many other late model cars and trucks—none of which look as though they should have butterfly doors.) Doors aside, the C8 Corvette doesn’t merely look exotic—it acts like it, too. Its first-for-a-Corvette mid-engine layout affords the C8 Corvette properly giant-killing performance. And this, people, is only the base model—spicier Vettes are on their way to chase six-figure supercars.
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