Corvette Exhaust Systems, Headers and Cat-Back Kits for 1997-2019 C5, C6 and C7
Getting fuel and air into your Corvette engine is step one. Getting the burned gasses back out is just as important though. That’s where a Corvette exhaust upgrade comes into play. To Chevrolet’s credit, the stock Corvette exhaust has traditionally been pretty advanced. Engineers have used the Vette as a testbed and proving ground for developing high-flow exhaust while still remaining within production car constraints. Budget and noise level are the two main culprits holding back factory exhaust designs, but in the Corvette’s case space is also at a premium.
As effective as the factory Corvette exhaust system is, there’s lots of room for improvement. The most common exhaust upgrade is called a cat-back system. As the name implies, it replaces the stock Corvette exhaust from the catalytic converters onward. Cat-back systems preserve your car’s emissions calibration and are often certified for installation in all 50 states. That makes them a great option for street-driven Corvettes, and different systems can deliver different sound levels.
For the full-race Corvette owner, a set of long-tube headers is essential for maximizing horsepower. Since a header-back exhaust will usually eliminate the catalytic converters, we’re legally required to remind you that these are for off-road use only. That said, there’s nothing like an uncorked Corvette engine for a memorable day blasting around your favorite road course!