Inspired by the Carbon Fiber World Challenge Hood, Zip Products is proud to bring to the Corvette industry a street design for your C6 Corvette. Partnered with ACS and ACP, this is an exact reproduction of the Corvette racecar hood but manufactured using RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) technology.
RTM technology creates a fiberglass part of OEM quality. Fiberglass is injected into a mold and then compressed under high pressure. This manufacturing method creates a panel that is smooth on both sides with a consistent thickness across the entire surface. The controlled fiberglass/resin composition of RTM reduces cure times and eliminates the possibility of “wet” parts being removed from the mold prematurely; all of which is impossible with the standard hand laying process. Panels are then trimmed using a CNC robotic water jet for a clean, smooth cut on every part. The result is better fitting panel, reducing body shop installation and fitment times.
The new World Challenge Corvette Hood features OEM brackets mounted to the inner structure to insure a ready to bolt on part. The hood has another feature not found in most aftermarket Corvette Hoods but is present on the stock hood, reinforcements at the rear of the hood for the hood bumpers and crash tabs. These brackets create the reinforcement necessary in a front end collision to cause the hood to fold in half instead of coming through the windshield. ACS is an OEM manufacturer producing hoods for the SLP Camaros and the GT-40 FORD. Their excellent craftsmanship will guarantee a great looking, and excellent fitting Corvette Hood.
The second hood is a replica of the latest 2009 ZR1 Corvette Hood. Also designed and manufactured by ACS using the same RTM technology. Now you can install a quality ZR1 high rise hood on your C6 Corvette. At just a fraction of the cost from the dealer ($5700), the new ZR1 Corvette Hood is available with the clear poly-carbonate window or without. Purchasing the ZR1 hood with the clear window would be great for additional modifications down the road such as removing the window, painting the window, adding a louvered section and more. The smooth finished ZR1 Corvette Hood without the clear window has the exact same shape and curves just without the clear poly window.