The new car is totally customized, with custom paint and exterior appointments, as well as a revised interior and powertrain. The car is powered by an LSX 427 engine dyno-tested to more than 500hp and assembled only with components available from the GM Performance Parts.
The engine assembly was filled out with a variety of production-based components used on the Corvette Z06’s 7.0L LS7 engine, including a forged steel crankshaft, lightweight titanium connecting rods, racing-derived aluminum cylinder heads and a complete LS7 intake/throttle body/fuel injection system.
Inside, the standard leather seats were re-trimmed with perforated red leather inserts and matching trim was used for the door inserts and armrests. The finishing touch for the G8 is an 800-watt JBL audio system, with complementing amps and a subwoofer.