- eikōn motorsports in scottsdale, arizona, is now taking orders for scissor door kits for the c8 corvette.
- the kit costs $2999 and includes the swing-up scissor doors, all the mounting hardware, installation, and a lifetime warranty.
- the 2020 corvette is a car and driver 10best winner and is powered by a 490-hp 6.2-liter v-8.
the first production car to have doors that opened upward in winglike fashion was the lamborghini countach, and ever since, these swing-up doors have been a flashy way to open doors on exotic sports cars. and while the new 2020 corvette now has a mid-engine layout, putting it awfully close, or even in, exotic-sports-car territory, it doesn't come from the factory with obnoxious scissor doors. can we please keep it that way, people?
however, eikōn motorsports in scottsdale, arizona, a shop that installs "lambo" door kits on all kinds of cars ranging from acuras to dodge challengers, is now offering a swing-up door kit for the c8 corvette. we just hope these don't become more common than teslas with vanity plates.
the kit costs $2999 and includes two gas shocks, two vertical doors with "lambo" door hinges, all the mounting hardware, installation, and a lifetime warranty. pre-orders are now available on the shop's website, where the company claims that the regular retail price for the kit plus install will increase to $4300 after this initial offer.
to install the doors, the door wiring will need to be cut and lengthened, which can certainly cause issues now or in the future, and the front fenders likely need to be modified, too. so swapping back is an extremely expensive proposition. also, the door systems likely aren't crash tested, and they aren't true scissor doors, either. unlike doors that have been designed to open upward, these still employ the factory latches so they must first open outward, as before, before going skyward.
in its first year, the c8 corvette earned a spot on c/d's 10best cars list. it's powered by a mid-mounted 6.2-liter v-8 that produces 490 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. during our testing, it launched to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and raced to the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds at 122 mph. it's just the beginning for the c8, too. we already have some details on the higher-performance z06, grand sport, zr-1, and hybrid zora variants.