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Your 2020 Chevrolet Corvette can get the Lamborghini treatment for only $2,999

Eikon Motorsports is selling a scissor door kit for the new Chevrolet Corvette.

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The bull logo and the scissor doors are perhaps the two most identifiable parts of any Lamborghini. The Countach was the first production Lambo model to ever feature the door style. Sure, they are cool looking, but the doors weren't just for looks. In an era before rearview cameras were commonplace, the doors enabled the driver to lean their upper body out and see behind the car as they back it up.

Despite the fact that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette comes standard with a rearview camera and a fine set of more traditional doors of its own, Eikon Motorsports is now offering a scissor door kit for the model.

The kit includes two gas shocks, two Vertical Doors Inc. Lambo door hinges, and all requisite mounting hardware. The equipment is made of domestic hardened steel.

Installers use the kit and the original doors that come on the Vette to complete the look. The DIY price is $2,899 when the kit becomes available. If you want Eikon to install the kits for you, the final price goes up to $4,300. The shop is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company says that installation can happen in the owner's driveway or garage.

However, you can get the kit and installation for just $2,999 when you pre-order. A limited number of pre-order slots are available.

The parts are covered by a lifetime warranty. Eikon Motorsports says that the work does not void the warranty on your Corvette, however, you might want to check with your dealership before committing.

This modification is reversible.

Vertical Doors Inc. is a U.S. company located in Lake Elsinore, California, just north of Temecula. The Chevrolet Corvette is made in the U.S. as well, at the General Motors plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Corvette is all-new for the 2020 model year. The big news is that its engine has been moved to the middle and it's gotten supercar-like looks. It's faster than a Ferrari 488 GTB. The 2020 Corvette starts below $60,000.

Eikon Motorpsorts is currently accepting pre-orders for the kits via their website.

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The Denali Ultimate trim is new for 2023.

GMC

The GMC Yukon has always been a luxurious family hauler with beefy capability, but it moved even more upmarket in recent years with added tech and upscale interior materials. GMC just announced an even cushier version of the SUV for the 2023 model year. The Yukon Ultimate Denali gets unique styling touches and upgrades that take the already plush SUV to another level.

2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate22-inch wheels are standard GMC

The Denali Ultimate gets exclusive upgrades over other trims that include 22-inch wheels and chrome accents outside. The full-size SUV just got a complete redesign for 2021, which brought updated boxy styling, and a sleek look, so there are no additional exterior changes for 2023.

GMC offers three engines in the standard Yukon, but only two make it into the Ultimate. The standard powertrain includes a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel is also available that makes 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque. A ten-speed automatic transmission is standard for all engines, and four-wheel drive is available.

Inside, the Ultimate comes with Alpine Umber full-grain leather upholstery with 16-way power front seats and massaging. Trim-exclusive contrast stitching and aluminum trim accent the space, and the top model gets an 18-speaker Bose audio system with stainless steel speaker grilles.

2023 GMC Yukon Denali UltimateGrained leather upholstery and upscale interior finishes are standard. GMC

A 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen comes standard, and offers Google services built in. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard, along with wireless phone charging. A Wi-Fi hotspot and Amazon Alexa functionality are available. GMC also offers Super Cruise hands-free driving system in the Denali Ultimate.

GMC hasn’t detailed pricing for the new SUV yet, but we expect it to start at a premium over the standard Denali, which starts at just over $70,000.

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The Z06 isn't on sale yet, but it's already raising money for charities.

Chevrolet

Just a couple years ago, the Chevrolet Corvette got a major overhaul that completely changed its design, personality, and performance. The car moved to a mid-engine layout for the first time, and its V8 produces thundering performance at a reasonable price. As it has always done with the Corvette, Chevy's laying out special editions for the car, and one of the first in the new generation will be the 2023 Corvette Z06. An early Z06 sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction this weekend to raise money for charity, and the final dollar amount crested the $1 million mark.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06The car raised $1 million at the Palm Beach Auction. Chevrolet

The car crossed the block at the Palm Beach Auction, which took place on April 9. It's the first production model of the car, which builds on the mid-engine eighth-generation Corvette. It's powered by a 670-horsepower 5.5-liter flat plane-crank V8, which sends its power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine revs much higher than a standard V8 and features a distinct sound. Chevy says the Z06's engine offers the most horsepower of any naturally aspirated V8 on sale.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06Rick Hendrick was the winning bidder for the car. 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The car's $1 million price tag raised money for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The organization supports training of educators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI). This auction, together with the first retail version of the car auctioned earlier this year, brings the Corvette's total charity haul to $4.6 million in 2022.

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