Do You Remember the first time you admired a custom hood on a Corvette? Maybe it was at a drag race, a car show, or even in a vintage issue of HOT ROD or VETTE magazine.
Regardless, it seems like Corvettes and custom hoods have always gone well together, and that philosophy has never been truer than it is today.
That's why we're bringing you our "Official Guide to Aftermarket Corvette Hoods." Advanced technologies allow aftermarket companies to offer Corvette hoods in a variety of materials-carbon-fiber, resin-transfer molds, fiberglass, and more. In addition to great style and looks, many of them will offer you dramatic improvements in downforce, engine-bay temperature, and weight, as compared to OE. Some will replace your damaged factory hood with an OE-style replacement that's as good as GM made when your Corvette was new, while others will sell you the style of a limited-edition factory hood (like the ZR1), that you wouldn't otherwise be able to purchase separately. There are even some that can provide you with the extra clearance you need to mount a supercharger (or other power adder) in your engine bay.
Because choosing the right hood for your Corvette is a personal choice, we didn't favor one of these manufacturers over the others. Instead, we listed them all and allowed them to state their case. All that's left is for you to decide is which of them is right for your car.
Advanced Composite Products, Inc. (ACP)
Brief Description: C5 World Challenge (louvered extractor): Wind-tunnel developed, race proven, approved for the World Challenge Corvette, and proven to provide extra downforce and enhanced cooling.
C5 Extractor: Developed to enhance cooling and downforce for the style-minded customer.
C5 Magna Extractor: If you need 31/2 inches of clearance to fit your Magnuson supercharger, this is the hood you need. It also provides extra downforce and cooling.
C5 Stinger: Designed and built for twin-turbo models, the NACA ducts bring the temps down on your turbochargers.
C5 Twin Tunnel Ram: This hood is developed with style and function in mind. It looks good and moves air, too.
C6 ACP World Challenge (louvered extractor): This wind-tunnel-developed hood is not only stylish, but it works to give substantial downforce and cooling to your C6 Corvette.
C6 Magna Extractor: Plenty of room for your Magnuson supercharger, along with cooling ducts that also enhance downforce.
Trademark Features: Our hoods are developed for fit, form, and function. They don't just look pretty, they enhance performance, cooling, and aerodynamic downforce. All ACP hoods are made from quality materials, are available in vacuum-bag-molded carbon-fiber or fiberglass, and are guaranteed against defects in workmanship.
Quote From Company: "Quality built in, starting with a functional design, finishing with a great fit and ease of installation."