Last Call: You can get butterfly doors for your C8 now

Now that the C8 Corvette looks like an exotic, it needs one more thing to complete the look, butterfly doors. Eikon Motorsports will happily do it for you for $4,300 which I don’t think is the worst deal in the world. Now if you de badge the whole thing people would probably guess its a Lambo or at least never guess a Corvette. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or just something we have to get used to. I still think it looks great and it is a fun little feature if you’re into that flashy style. Would you get it if you had a C8?

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My name is Colby Buchanan and I love all things car-related all the way from rusted 240sx's to McLaren Senna's and of course I have a soft spot for American Muscle. You can spot me in my bone stock '06 350z named MackenZ.

13 Comments

  1. Was curious and apparently you can get ‘Lambo doors’ for a Gallardo! A guy who had it done, changed back which says something…

      1. Swedish professional skier Jon Olson has (had? He switched Lambo iirc) one in camo with roof box for his professional equipment. One of the few to actually need 4WD – to make it out of the parking lot…

      2. French Mega isn’t doing that anymore, so I am happy someone picked up the baton.

      3. 1) That is pretty restrained on the scale of supercar-as-desert-warrior, I’m sure you would have seen the exoskeleton versions?

        2) That is some people’s ‘play’ money…

      4. I’d have it. I give it props for the full-size spare too. Some road warrior builds are laughable in that you know that the car only has either a donut or can o’ goop spare.

  2. Is the rear visibility in the Corvette bad enough to warrant scissor doors? I thought the original reasoning for them was so that the driver could easily lean out for a better view to safely reverse the car.

    If it’s just for the look, it’s a pretty stupid expense, but to each his/her own.

    1. They were made because they’re the easiest way to bend your door’s window frame when it hits the garage roof.

    1. Literally every Honda I’ve seen those doors on show signs of the doors beginning to sag or not line up. I’m sure the cost of installing these on your C8 Corvette will also be equally met with an equivalent depreciation in its value.

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