LAS VEGAS, NV — Chevy Corvette owners asked for it. CORSA delivered.
The exhaust wizards at CORSA Performance used the 2019 SEMA Show to introduce the Corvette community to its newest playmate — the brand-new CORSA Active Valve (NPP) exhaust system for 2014-2019 Corvette C7
— the company’s first valve-based Corvette exhaust system.
“This is the ultimate Corvette exhaust system for the C7 Corvette driver,” said Brent Noward, senior marketing manager for CORSA’s parent company TMG Performance Products. “We’re really excited about it.”
The NPP sound mode on the C7 Corvette allows drivers to adjust exhaust volume by turning a knob on the center console. Performance Corvette enthusiasts have turned to CORSA for their exhaust upgrades for decades, but with the C7 particularly, Corvette owners wanted to retain the ability to adjust the volume of their exhaust.
Enter the C7 CORSA Performance exhaust system.
The CORSA valved exhaust is available in two part numbers:
- C7 Stingray, Grand Sport Auto (14776, 14776BLK)
- C7 Z06, Grand Sport Manual (14777, 14777BLK)
The CORSA product development team spent a year and a half developing their own proprietary active valve, and running it through grueling performance and endurance testing, including cycling the valve 500,000 times at 800 degrees Fahrenheit with zero failures.
The system integrates flawlessly into the factory NPP system, allowing Corvette owners to keep all of their sound modes, Noward said. It’s a bolt-on system with no welding required during installation.
It’s available in both axle-back and valve-back configurations for the C7 Stingray, Z06, and Grand Sport—both automatic and manual transmissions.
The decibel range from Stealth mode to Track mode is 17 decibels, meaning the new CORSA exhaust system can be just as quiet as the factory system, but is considerably louder up at the business end.
CORSA’s patented RSC technology is still producing the drone-free exhaust notes that Corvette lovers crave, and this new system is delivering an extra seven horsepower over the factory system, with significant flow increases, and premium 304 stainless steel. It weighs four fewer pounds than the factory exhaust.
“Driving is a multi-sensory experience,” Noward said.
The new C7 CORSA active valve exhaust system is available for purchase as of November 1.
Our friends at Summit Racing made a video with Noward at the SEMA Show. You can see that here:
Such boldness, many style, so exquisite