Why on Earth Did the C5 Not Come From the Factory With This Hood?

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Folks who love the C5’s looks are steadfast in their beliefs, but we think this hood is a wonderful improvement.

When we debate which generation of Corvette is the best looking, the results are always polarizing, but we have noticed one constant. Fans of the C5 Corvette always point out that it has the most slippery and smooth shapes of all generations of Corvette. And they are right. So to alter any lines on this car, it takes careful consideration to not make something look out-of-place. Yet one Corvette Forum member has found an awesome way of improving the look of his C5, with a carbon fiber hood by MCM.

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High-rise hoods have been popular for years, and for a number of reasons. Mainly to make room for components that are nestled underneath. But this Corvette is stock. For now at least. We think that’s okay, because it isn’t really a modification making any particular promises. Plus being made out of high quality carbon fiber, and with a functional heat extractor vent, it ticks all the right boxes for us. After all, it does give the excuse for occupying that extra free space with a blower.

We also like that it incorporates the smooth C5 lines with hints of big block hoods from the past, especially big block C3 Corvettes. As a note, this hood looks great in red, but if you think about how this hood would look in black, that would be especially sinister.

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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