If you are like us, you love the sound of a healthy engine breathing through some nice pipes. And if you own a C7 Corvette, CORSA Performance has you covered with it latest offering for GM’s supercar. Their available kits allow you to have an amazing sounding exhaust system no matter the speed or rpm without that annoying cabin drone that can drive you crazy – especially on extended drives. CORSA even lets owners customize the sweet music of the exhaust, with two offerings in its sound levels; Sport and Xtreme. With their Double Helix X-Pipe, you can see even more gains in horsepower and torque. Which is a win-win in our book.
CORSA Performance Delivers a Drone-less C7 Corvette Exhaust System
BEREA, Ohio – Staying true to its legacy of delivering market leading, high-performance exhaust systems for the Corvette, CORSA Performance has released its new exhaust system for the C7 Corvette Stingray. CORSA introduced its patented Reflective Sound Cancellation (RSC) technology for the C5 Corvette and has since become a market leader in Corvette exhaust systems with its free-flowing, patented no-drone technology.
The C7 is an engineering marvel and has numerous state-of-the-art advancements, including an Active Fuel Management System, that made it especially challenging to develop a true no-drone aftermarket exhaust that could flow freely, produce an aggressive exhaust note and operate as intended in both four-cylinder and eight-cylinder mode.
To create an aftermarket exhaust system that integrated perfectly with the new C7 Corvette technologies, CORSA engineers spent over seven months and well over a thousand hours testing a wide range of possible exhaust solutions to deliver the ultimate Corvette exhaust system. The resulting CORSA exhaust system integrates perfectly with the advanced technologies already available on the vehicle and works in conjunction with the C7 stock upstream valves creating a free flowing, high-performance, exhaust system with an aggressive exhaust note and “no-drone,” regardless of driving mode or speed. CORSA’s new C7 exhaust system delivers a refined yet robust sound while providing greater horsepower and torque. “We began our in-depth research and development for the C7 exhaust system nearly a year ago because we knew the high level of technology in the vehicle would present some new challenges,” said Craig R. Kohrs, TMG Performance Products, vice president and general manager. “As a result, we not only engineered a system that enhances the existing technology of the C7, we also developed a number of options for Corvette owners to customize their C7 exhaust system based on personal tastes.”
To further boost the new C7’s performance, CORSA engineered a new optional Double Helixx X-Pipe configuration, which underwent extensive dyno and acoustical testing. The Double Helixx design enhances the C7 system’s acoustics and was proven, on average, to deliver an increase of four to six horsepower and two to four ft-lbs of torque over the stock X-pipe, while further amplifying the exhaust note and helping to cancel out drone. The Double Helixx X-Pipe configuration can be purchased with a new system or added on later (part number 14761).
CORSA also created an optional interchangeable trapezoidal tip to complement and highlight the C7’s aggressive look and square tail lights. The 304L stainless steel tips are precision welded and hand polished to perfection, creating a unique custom look. CORSA designed the C7 tips to be interchangeable, based on customer feedback, allowing Corvette owners to change out their tips for black, polished or the optional trapezoidal tip design in 10 minutes or less in their own garage. As for sound, CORSA’s specialty, C7 enthusiasts can choose from two sound levels – Sport or Xtreme. Listen to the CORSA C7 Corvette exhaust system under acceleration in these videos to hear the Sport and Xtreme sound levels:
CORSA’s C7 Corvette exhaust systems include:
- C7 (automatic or manual) with 4.5-inch Pro Series Tips in a Sport sound (Polished Stainless tips: part number 14764 and Black PVD tips: part number 14764BLK) * Works for both NPP or Non-NPP C7 Corvettes
- C7 (automatic or manual) with 4.5-inch Pro Series Tips in a Xtreme sound, (Polished Stainless tips part number 14762 and Black PVD tips part number 14762BLK) *Works for both NPP or Non-NPP C7 Corvettes
- CORSA’s C7 exhaust systems feature CORSA’s patented RSC technology, which delivers a crisp, acoustically styled sound while eliminating in-cabin drone. The Cat-Back exhaust system is manufactured in the U.S.A. from 304L stainless steel and is 50 state emissions legal. Complete installation hardware and instructions are included and a limited lifetime warranty protects the exhaust for the life of the vehicle.
- No-drone technology
- Aggressive exhaust note
- Manufactured in U.S.A.
- 50-state emissions legal
- Interchangeable exhaust tips
- Dyno-proven torque/hp gains
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