2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
Horsepower @ RPM:495 @ 6450
Torque @ RPM:470 @ 5150
0-60 time:3 sec.
Top Speed:190 mph (Est.)
The first mid-engined Corvette is also the quickest and most powerful to date
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is the eighth-generation of the iconic sports cars. Unveiled in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the C8 Corvette marks a massive departure from the C7 and its predecessor. For the first time ever, the Corvette features a mid-engined layout and becomes a full-fledged sports car rather than a sporty two-seat grand tourer. In this new configuration, the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette competes against sports cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford GT, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, and Audi R8.
Redesigned from the ground up, the C8 is a brand-new car on the outside, but it still sports some trademark Corvette cues. The headlamps, the taillights, and the nose are clearly reminiscent of the C7 model. But the entire is entirely new and boasts more technology than any Corvette from the past. There’s big news under the rear hood as well, where Chevy stuffed a new LT2 V-8 engine. Likewise, the C8 is the first Corvette to feature a dual-clutch transmission, as well as the first of its kind to not have a manual transmission option. The C8 Corvette is also the quickest and more powerful naturally aspirated model of its kind, but more about that in the detailed review below.
Update 8/18/2019:We’ve updated this review with new pricing and performance information. Check out what’s new in our review below!
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Emilia Hartford No Longer Has The Most Powerful C8 Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the most desired sports cars on sale today. So much so that GM is having difficulties keeping up with demand. The C8 is the first mid-engine Corvette to make it to production and, even before the arrival of any performance versions, the new platform has already proven to be very capable. Speaking of performance, ever since YouTuber Emilia Hartford built her own twin-turbo C8 “Vette” – the most powerful one in the world – we knew the race was on. And now, someone else has built an even more powerful one.
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster with 700 miles comes up for sale at Barrett Jackson
Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett Jackson, takes us around this one-of-a-kind, gorgeous, and well-documented 1962 Corvette. This Corvette Resto-mod dubbed "Elegance" includes several subtle bespoke alterations that may go unnoticed because of its seamless clean style.
Save The Date, Folks! The C8 Corvette Z06 Will Be Revealed On 26th of October This Year!
Talks about the C8 Corvette Z06 started literally days after the C8 Corvette hit the scene. A lot of test mules have been spotted in the past and we’ve also heard what it sounds like. In fact, we have even seen in testing its launch control system at the Chevy’s proving grounds in Milford, Michigan.
Addressing all this once and for all and initiating a countdown, Chevrolet has announced the C8 Corvette Z06’s reveal date, and it’s just a little over two months at the time of penning this. 26 October 2021. Save the date, enthusiasts!
Emelia Hartford’s Orange Beast Is The Most Powerful C8 Corvette In The World!
Emelia Hartford is a YouTube sensation who has been at the top of her game in recent times. Although she has been around for quite some time, she hit the top gear courtesy of her record-setting C8 Corvette. Emelia and her team have worked impressively in the car to make it the world’s quickest C8 Corvette. Now, they’ve upped the ante and made it the world’s most powerful C8, thanks to the 1,400 horses working under the hood.
The Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 Prototype Showed Up In the Most Unlikely Place
The C8 Corvette Z06 has been spotted testing multiple times in the past. We’ve seen it in the company’s Proving Grounds in Michigan, then it was spotted testing alongside the Ferrari 458 Italia, and so on. It has been spotted again, but this time, lapping the Nürburgring. The Z06 prototype even loses the black fabric thus giving us a better glimpse of what’s different here.
Pop-Up Headlights Were Cool, But Have You Seen The Corvette Manta-Ray’s Pop-Up Taillights?
Throughout the years, there have been many design features associated with a certain time period. Cars from the 1950s often featured tons of chrome, fins, and sometimes exhaust tips integrated into the rear bumper. The 1980s saw the use of flared fenders, especially by tuning companies like Gemballa, Koenig, Strosek, and others. Pop-up headlights were also quite popular, but one car took things even further. The Mako Shark II (XP-830), also known as the Corvette Manta-Ray, was a concept that technically wasn’t produced, but that didn’t stop it from boasting some interesting design choices, especially with regards to its taillights.
GM Was Smart Not To Produce The Four-Seater Corvette
Manufacturers have created a number of weird one-off concepts and design studies over the years. Some were brilliant ideas, while others incorporated components that were later employed in other vehicles.
The folks at General Motor Design recently published photographs of a 1962 2+2 Corvette concept that never made it to production.
What a Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Rival From Ford Needs To Have In Order To Stand a Chance
The Ford vs Chevy rivalry is one of the oldest and biggest in automotive history. The two American carmakers have been going at it, across the lineup for decades. We have the Mustang vs Camaro, F-Series vs Silverado, and Bronco vs Trailblazer, but before all of those there was the Thunderbird vs C1 Corvette. And guess what, the Thunderbird wiped the floor with the Corvette, in the 1950s, outselling it 23 to 1.
GM Greed: No Assistance To Aftermarket Tuners Trying to Crack Open the C8 Corvette
The Chevy C8 Corvette is officially one of the most un-tunable vehicles on the road today. It’s not because it’s already powerful enough or because mechanical engineering prevents it. And, the C8 can be tuned to some extent, such as throwing in a bolt-on supercharger, for example, or however this record-breaking C8 Corvette managed to reach 1,000 horsepower. But, in terms of conventional tuning, aka, ECU remapping, tuners are essentially out of luck and probably will be for some time to come unless someone manages to crack the code.
Can a Big Turbo Corvette Take On a Highly Modified GT-R?
When It comes to rivalries, there are few battles that are as epic as Godzilla versus Kong. This one may very well be the automotive analog of that. The YouTube channel Hoonigan brings us another drag race and this one is truly epic. We have two highly modified drag cars – a 2005 C6 Corvette and a 2009 R35 GT-R. Both make well over 1,000 horsepower and are ready to throw down in a 1,000-foot drag race. Can big turbo and big displacement keep up with Godzilla’s twin-turbo fury?
You Will Have To Wait A Bit More For The Corvette C8 Z06
If you were waiting for the C8 Corvette, get ready to wait a bit more. The high-performance variant of the mid-engine Corvette was frequently spotted running tests, over the past year and was expected to hit the dealerships sometime in 2022. However, due to various setbacks, concerning the pandemic, demand for the regular C8 Corvette, and the shortage of materials have necessitated the delay of the Corvette Z06.
Emelia Hartford’s Record-Setting C8 Corvette Might Have a New Owner
Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette have been all over the internet lately. It started with breaking the record for the fastest C8 Corvette, then getting booted at the LS Fest for being too fast (car not complying with the safety norms for a sub-10-second car), and then breaking its own record yet again.
Such is the car’s craze that Emelia has received a handsome six-digit offer where she would walk out cash positive. Is it time for her to move on to bigger things now?
The World’s Fastest Chevy C8 Corvette Strikes Again and Breaks Its Own Record
Do you remember the world’s quickest Chevy C8 Corvette that was booted from the LS Fest last month for being too fast? Well, that car is now in its natural habitat and doing what it does best. This C8 Corvette had set a record earlier this year for being the quickest to quarter-mile, taking just 9.41 seconds. The owner of the car, Emelia Hartford, and her team were working on it to make it even quicker, and within three months, they’ve broken their own record. It is by the smallest of the margins, but hey, a record is still a record.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition
Watch a Twin-Turbo Corvette Take on Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana 2020 Subaru WRX STI
From the Hoonigan YouTube channel, we get another epic drag race. This one does a great job at showcasing the difference between a heavily modified car with a bunch of nice parts on it and a full-on Gymkhana build. But before we move on to the cars, you have to give credit for the Megas XLR-styled intro, which brings back memories. Anyway, the cars in question are a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5 and a 2020 Subaru WRX STI, both heavily modified, obviously.
That Moment Your Chevy C8 Corvette Is Too Fast For The Drag Strip
The ultimate purpose of racing on a drag strip is to see how quick and fast your car is. The quicker the car, the better it is. But, did you know that being too fast could get you kicked out of the drag strip? Well, the world’s fastest Chevy C8 Corvette was booted from the LS Fest because it was too fast. There’s more than meets the eye, but at the onset, this is exactly what happened.
Chevy Was Caught Testing the C8 Corvette Z06’s Launch Control System
It has been some time since the C8 Corvette was launched. This means it’s time for the hotter C8 Corvette Z06 to arrive. Many test mules have been spotted in the past, and now we have another. What makes it better this time is that you can hear it rev to its 9,000-rpm redline. The Z06 was caught testing its launch control system at the company’s Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. Is this what bliss sounds like?
Is It Closer Than We Think? Chevy Reportedly Starts Pre-Production of the C8 Corvette Z06
Can the C8 Corvette Beat The Three-Row Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat On A Drag Strip?
Hennessey has been quite active on its YouTube page lately. The aftermarket company is planning to infuse its famed HPE1000 package into the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. But, before the SUV went under the knife, Hennessey decided to race it stock with some other sports car. Recently, the company brought the Durango SRT Hellcat and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to the drag strip and raced them both. This time, it’s the family SUV versus the Chevy C8 Corvette. Can it make short work of the C8 ‘Vette?
Cadillac’s Old Twin-Turbo Blackwing Engine Might Live on in the Corvette Z06
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the Chevy Corvette Z06, and a lot has changed since then. It’s still going to be an amazing machine, of course, but if previous rumors were true, then GM has drastically changed direction. So where is the Corvette Z06 going now? Well, if the latest reports are true, natural aspiration is still on the table, but the flat-plane crank V-8 is out. Even more important, however, is what Chevy is benchmarking the Z06 against, and it’s kind of hard to believe.
The 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Might Have Been the Best Performance Bargain Ever
Jay Leno’s Garage is a great place to learn about all kinds of cars. There’s a good reason for the 3 plus million subscribers to the YouTube channel. In the video, Jay Leno talks about one of his personal cars – a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5. Although there are three more generations after it, the car was the pinnacle of sports car technology at the time, especially for its price.
1973 Chevrolet Corvette Motion Manta Ray GT - The Definition of Rare
The Chevrolet Corvette was always a beautiful car, but sometimes what comes out of the factory isn’t exclusive enough. In the 1970s, many C3 Corvettes were subjected to various enhancements, making them even more unique. It was the era of flared fenders, flashy wheels, catchy graphics, and a complete lack of subtlety. One such example is this 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Motion Manta-Ray GT, which is one of only three cars customized by Baldwin-Motion.
Will You Forgive GM for the Crap Quality of the C8 Corvette if the C9 Looks Like this?
Chevrolet got the performance right for its first-ever mid-engine production car but in doing so, it kind of missed the whole point of what a well-made interior should look and feel like. But what if the carmaker came up with a next-generation C9 that had a more European flavor and looked like Leyang Bai’s design study?
See the C8 Chevy Corvette in An All-New Light in Vice City Vette
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the most talked-about cars in recent times. The hype still continues, despite the car being on sale for some time now. The Corvette has always been a stylish car, and although it’s mostly praised for its performance capabilities, it can also double as a cruiser, especially with the Targa roof. With this in mind, the C8 Corvette is definitely a car to have if you find yourself in the City of Miami, and the YouTube channel SchwaaFilms, which specializes in epic automotive content, has come up with an interesting way to demonstrate this.
2021 Ares Design S1
The Ares Design S1 is an upcoming supercar built by Ares Design, the company led by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar. The exotic-looking S1 is based on the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette, borrowing the chassis, engine, gearbox, and electronic underpinnings from the American mid-engined sports car. Powered by a reworked, naturally aspirated V-8, the S1 packs 705 horsepower, some 200 horses more than the Corvette C8. Is the S1 just a beefed-up Corvette or a brand-new vehicle with Chevy underpinnings? Let’s find out in the review below.
This Split-Window Chevy C8 Corvette Rendering Proves Chevy Can Do Better
It was just a couple of weeks ago when Chip Foose took to YouTube in an attempt - successful, if you want our two cents - to restyle the new mid-engine Corvette in a way that pays tribute to its predecessor and now we see another pixel manipulator trying to improve the C8’s design. And we really like what we’re seeing.
Chevy Might Fix That Annoying Array Of Buttons In The C8 Corvette After All
After it debuted with much fanfare in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the mid-engine Chevy C8 Corvette started to reach customers and while post-sales reviews were pretty much stellar, the sports car quickly started to attract criticism as far as its interior goes.
We bring good news, though. If a recent report is true, then Chevrolet is brewing an interior revamp for the C8 Vette and it is slated to arrive in 2022 for the 2023 model year.
Chip Foose Shows Us What the C8 Corvette Should Have Looked Like
2019 was the year that marked a big breakthrough for Chevy and the Corvette. The sports car’s engine finally transitioned to the middle, after long decades of experiments but not fruition.
The C8 looks more like a supercar than ever – mind, you though, it is no Ferrari. In our book, the mid-engined Corvette is just not quite up to the sexiness of the C7. Sure, it’s all down to subjectiveness and the fact that it’s somewhat easier to get the proportions right in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. Of course, we’re not saying that the new C8 looks bad or anything: it’s just that we like Chip Foose’s take better.
Jay Leno Channels Superhuman Strength to Save Classic Chevrolet Corvette from a Rolling Lexus IS300
Jay Leno saved a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette restomod from getting hit by a wayward Lexus IS300 that musician Rick Springfield forgot to put in park.
The 70-year-old comedian and the 1980s rockstar were filming an episode of Leno’s CNBC series Jay Leno’s Garage when the mishap happened. The scene could’ve ended a lot worse for the two celebrities and their precious rides, but thanks to Leno’s quick reaction, disaster was definitely averted.
The Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 Will Be A Mean Naturally Aspirated Machine, But The ZR1 Will Be Downright Crazy
Rumors about new and upcoming versions of the C8-generation Corvette have been flying around for quite some time. But Chevy struggled with Corvette production and development during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020 and things have slowed down. Things are still a bit uncertain right now, but it seems that Corvette Z06 is still on track for the 2022 model year, while the ZR1 could arrive for 2023. There’s also unofficial confirmation that Chevy plans to introduce two electrified Vettes for 2023 and 2024.
Two Legendary Car Designers Have Set Out To Build an Epic C2 Corvette EV
We can all agree that the automotive scenery is changing rapidly with the increasing demand for more eco-friendly vehicles. In times when big V-12s and supercharged V8s are coming to an end, many are wondering if there will be a place for exclusive high-performance vehicles. Legendary designers Peter Brock and Ian Callum have teamed up to put these trepidations to rest. They did so by announcing the first-ever hyper-classic vehicle.
2021 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z51 - Driven
Chevy quite literally redefined what the Corvette name means when it unveiled the all-new, mid-engined C8 Corvette – a model that was decades in the making. Finally bringing the mid-engine configuration to the Corvette was no easy undertaking, but in the end, the new Corvette looked like a supercar, performed like a high-end sportscar, and created quite a stir in the automotive community thanks to its attractive low price. It seems impossible that a car like the C8 Corvette could retail for less than $60,000, but as promised it does ($59,995 as of the time of this writing). This makes the C8 Corvette come off as a much-cheaper alternative to many exotic cars, so how does it hold up? We spent a week with the 2021 C8 Corvette 3LT with the Z51 performance package to find out.
Lottery Winner Scores a Chevrolet Corvette C8, But It’s Never Than Simple
A lucky individual from Georgia named Dennis Kahler scored a huge win when he won a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 from a scratch-off Georgia Lottery ticket. He also pocketed a cool $250,000, which would’ve made anyone’s day.
Turns out, some jackpot prizes take time to bear fruit, especially if there’s no plan in place to actually award Kahler with a Corvette C8 the moment he won it. What was supposed to be a joyous moment for the lucky fella has turned into bouts of frustration after Kahler discovered that the Georgia Lottery didn’t set up a designated winner’s car or even acquire a Corvette C8 order slot.
This GM Design Gives Us Hope For The Future of Performance Cars
These two designs, rendered by Jingxu Zhan, are examples of what the future could look like for General Motors’ performance car lineup. Considering the nature of these futuristic designs and the two most recognizable performance cars under the GM umbrella, it’s entirely possible that Jingxu Zhan could be giving all of us a sneak peek of the future Chevrolet Corvette and Chevrolet Camaro. Raise your hands if you’re intrigued.
If You’re Upset About The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Just Wait Until You See What Chevy Does With the Corvette
When Ford announced that its first electric crossover will be called the Mustang Mach-E, die-hard Mustang fans lost it and started complaining about how FoMoCo diluted the iconic nameplate. If you’re a Chevy Corvette fan, get ready to see your beloved badge on an electric crossover too, because GM is reportedly considering an all-electric Corvette SUV. A new report says that GM already "has designers working on several Corvette-brand concept vehicles" and that a Corvette crossover could go on sale as early as 2025.
The Chevy C8 Corvette Is Coming To Forza Horizon 4!!!
Ever since Chevrolet unveiled the Corvette C8 in 2019, it was only a matter of time before the first mid-engine Corvette in the nameplate’s history would find its way to the world of Forza Horizon 4.
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is now being unleashed in Forza 4. Ok, so we’re all going to have to wait until January 14, 2021 for the unleashing to become official, but all the same, the ‘Vette C8 will make its long-awaited debut in Forza 4 alongside other automotive luminaries like the 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z and the 1965 Honda S800. New seasonal events, challenges, and stunts will also be included in the Series 31 update.
You Can Now Gain 200 Horsepower In Your Chevy C8 Corvette With a Bolt-On Supercharger
If there’s one thing we know about Chevrolet Corvette enthusiasts, it’s that this crowd isn’t a patient lot. That’s important to know because the more powerful Corvette C8 Z06 hasn’t been revealed yet, and instead of patiently waiting for the model to drop, owners have turned to the aftermarket world to get their fix of extra power.
A sea of turbocharged setups has already hit the market, but supercharged options have been dry, at least until now. Kansas-based supercharger company ProCharger has just revealed the first supercharger option for the new Corvette C8, and it is a doozy. The full specs are yet to be announced, but the tuner has provided Corvette C8 owners something to look forward to: an extra 200 horsepower. That’s a promising start, at the very least.
Don’t Stuff Breast Implants Into Your Turbocharger
The holiday season afforded us enough time to go down the YouTube rabbit hole, and we chanced upon this gem of a video from auto enthusiast and all-around nut Cleetus McFarland.
Apparently, McFarland — real name Garrett Mitchell — had enough spare time of his own to find out if a turbocharger is as good at slicing and dicing random objects as it is in increasing an engine’s output. The experiment of sorts is comical but no less entertaining. It features a banana, a twinky, and a pair of breast implants sourced from — where else? — eBay.
Here’s What’s New In the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette
The C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette was off to a rough start due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The production shut down not only delayed deliveries, but also shortened the 2020 model year run and postponed upcoming versions of the sports car. But the factory is now back to full throttle and Chevrolet is rolling out 2021 model year cars. The good news is that they come with a few upgrades.
Stacking the C7 Corvette Against the C8 - It’s Not What You Think
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 doesn’t just represent a big leap in the way the sports car is presented. It also represents a change in a philosophy that has remained in place for almost 70 years and across seven generations worth of Corvette models. The C8 isn’t just a successor to the C7, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s a different model altogether. There are shared roots, sure, but the Corvette that we knew before was wiped clean when Chevrolet introduced the first-ever mid-engine Corvette last year. The jury is still out on whether that’s a good or bad thing, but the folks over at Everyday Driver laid everything out neatly, comparing the Corvette C7 with its successor in several different ways and measurements. The episode lasts 20 minutes long, but it is 20 minutes spent wisely. Find time to watch it, and perhaps you might find a greater appreciation for how the Corvette has evolved to become what it is today.
This Company Will Turn Your Chevrolet Corvette C8 Into A Hot Supercar (Or Speedster)
Chevrolet finally took the mid-engined road with the Corvette for the eighth-generation, but the American two-door is not exactly a supercar. Upcoming versions might take the nameplate there in terms of performance, but the Corvette C8 looks a bit dull in the current configuration. If you’re happy with the platform and the naturally aspirated V-8, but you want a more exotic design, the folks over at ARES Design, a company founded by Dany Bahar, are here to help.
Ares Design Looks To Fix All That’s Wrong with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
It’s one thing to have the likes of Callaway turn your Corvette into a shooting brake or simply slap it with a widebody kit and it’s a whole different affair to turn the coupe into an out-and-out speedster.
That said, Ares Design doesn’t seem to get any rest when it comes to tweaking the C8 Corvette. The tuner’s latest project is all about turning the C8 Corvette into a sleek and quick speedster.
2021 Chevrolet Corvette - How We’d Spec It
2019 was a big year for the Chevrolet Corvette. After almost 70 years on the market with a front-engined layout, the iconic nameplate became a mid-engined vehicle, just like Zora-Arkus Duntov wanted back in the 1960s. The C8-gen Corvette went into production for the 2020 model year, but the coronavirus pandemic forced Chevy to reduce factory output for a few months. Now, the Corvette C8 is available in the 2021 model year with small visual updates. You can now configure the 2021 Corvette Stingray online, and here’s how our ideal C8 would look like.
Screw The New Batmobile, We’re More Interested in Bruce Wayne’s 1963 Corvette Stingray Daily Driver
Batman may be driving a jet-powered Batmobile while fighting crime in Gotham City, but Bruce Wayne’s daily driver is actually a vintage Chevrolet Corvette. Robert Pattinson, the actor that will play Batman in the next iteration of the movie (The Batman), was spotted driving a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Liverpool, England, where filming for the upcoming Batman movie is currently taking place.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 Champion by Callaway - The Ultimate Track-Focused C7
Callaway Cars has been modifying Chevrolet Corvettes for more than 30 years now. But what you might not know is that Callaway has also been building and racing Corvettes for 25 years, as well as importing them to European countries like Germany.
To celebrate a quarter century of doing that, Callaway Competition created the Champion Edition, a beefed-up Corvette that features many race-bred parts. But it’s not based on the current C8. If you’re a fan of the previous, front-engined C7, you’re in luck because the Champion Edition is an upgraded Corvette C7 Z06.
The C8 Corvette Grand Sport Won’t Exist Because We’re Getting Something Better
Back in April 2020, a leaked timeline revealed what new versions of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 we should expect in the coming years. Chevy was reportedly planning to to unveil a brand-new Z06 for the 2022 model year and a Grand Sport version for the 2023 model year. But a new report claims that Chevrolet decided to axe the Grand Sport nameplate. Instead, it will roll out a new model called E-Ray. Just like the cancelled next-gen Grand Sport, it will be a hybrid.
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Comes With a Touching Easter Egg
Chevrolet had several issues with the new, mid-engined, C8-generation Corvette this year, including a factory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and a reduced output for the 2021 model year. But production is now back to speed and it seems Chevy is making small enhancements to the mid-engined coupe.
The folks over at Corvette Blogger got their hands on photos of new Corvettes delivered to a dealership in late September with new graphics on the windshield. They pay tribute to Zora Arkus-Duntov, the "father of the Corvette."
This Race Between a Chevy C8 Corvette and a Rolls-Royce Wraith Hardly Seems Fair
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 and the Rolls-Royce Wraith share a few things in common. Both are two-door models. Both are also fast, powerful, and, well, that’s pretty much it. If you thought of two premium models that couldn’t be more different from one another, you’d probably land at the mid-engine sports car and the luxury rig on four wheels.
Fortunately, drag races don’t discriminate. If you have a car that can burn rubber on a strip, you’re more than welcome to try your luck against an equally potent opponent. Even better, if you have someone like Hennessey who’s willing to host a race between a Chevrolet Corvette C8 and a Rolls-Royce Wraith, then you get your fill of fun and entertainment, all wrapped in a four-minute video that’s a must-watch if you have a modicum of spare time.
You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
It’s 2020 and vehicle safety is more important than ever. You would think that as advanced as we are as a civilization, we’d be able to nail something as simple – in a generalized way – as vehicle safety. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and that’s why GM has placed a recall and stop-sale on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, the 2021 Buick Encore GX, and the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. So what’s the deal? Well, if you own any of these models, you just might go to hit your brakes, just to realize that you suddenly can’t stop.
The Best Corvettes Ever Made
Unveiled on January 17th at the Autorama in New York City a whopping 67 years ago, the Corvette grew from an underpowered answer to Europe’s sports car-making powerhouses to become one of the most famous cars ever manufactured in the United States. Often referred to as ’America’s Sports Car’, it now broke into the supercar arena with the release of the eighth generation. It’s, thus, a good moment to take a look back at the finest Corvettes ever made including Callaway’s finest moment.
The Corvette is such a household name in the automotive industry that few people would picture the vessel that lent its name to Chevrolet’s first foray into the world of sports cars when you say the word ’Corvette’. All but a sub-brand, the Corvette built its reputation both on the road, as a friendly grand tourer engineered to cope with the hardships of everyday driving, and on the track where it raced against and beat the Europeans and everyone else in between. Sure, there were some duds along the way including, should we say, the original Corvette C1 with that uninspiring inline-six engine but there were also many brilliant ones and here are our top 10 picks in no particular order.
This is NOT How You Want to Find Your Chevy C8 Corvette
Online trending challenges have become the rage these days. Some challenges like the Ice Bucket Challenge caught one because they were tied to a larger and very important cause. Other challenges like the Tide Pod Challenge were stupid and dangerous and should never have even started. Somewhere between those two challenges lies the “drop your car challenge.” Nothing about this challenge served a higher purpose, but there’s also nothing dangerous about it. The purpose of this challenge is simple: show off your car. That’s it. It’s an ultimately harmless exercise that revolves simply letting everyone see what your car is. Or at least that’s what we thought until we saw this photo of a Chevrolet Corvette C8, or whatever’s left of it. This is a different interpretation of the “drop_your_car_challenge,” and, unfortunately, it’s not a very pleasant one.
This Working, Electric Lego Corvette ZR1 is Downright Awesome
Legos are cool, awesome, and all the superlatives you can throw in between. The things that you can create with these bricks are limited only by your imagination. What makes the toy even better are the things that you can do with it, like, say, add a fully functional electric powertrain on a Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. One guy did exactly that, and he even created a video demonstration of his masterpiece. In the video, we see the Lego Technic Corvette ZR1 strapped on a dyno that’s made from — you guessed it — Lego bricks. What comes next is a four-minute video that’s going to make you want to buy a Technic Corvette ZR1, build your own dyno, and outfit your Lego ‘Vette with its own functional electric powertrain.
Hennessey’s Over-Tuned Jeep Trackhawk Humbles the Chevy C8 Corvette
Hennessey Performance is known to heavily tune the vehicles it takes under its wings. This isn’t a marginal increase as many products to date have been tuned to make around 1,000 horses. As if this wasn’t enough to hype the products, the tuner often hosts drag races with other supercars and SUVs to give us a glimpse and perspective of how fast and agile these vehicles get after a Hennessey tune-up. The latest video shows a tuned Grand Cherokee Trackhawk go up against a near-stock Chevy C8 Corvette. It’s a given which vehicle won, but it’s a fun video nevertheless.
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Pandem
Widebody kits look good on virtually any car. Whether it’s a drift-spec Toyota Supra or a humble Daihatsu Copen, everything can be tricked out to please the eye with a neatly-designed, flared-out body kit. Including the mid-engined Chevy C8 Corvette, as Pandem was kind enough to demonstrate.
The Only Chevrolet Corvette C4 To Race At Le Mans Can Be Yours
The Chevrolet Corvette has always been a popular sight at Le Mans but none raced in the world’s most famous endurance race for almost 20 years. Reeves Callaway’s team brought America’s Sportscar back to Circuit de la Sarthe but it is this, a red C4 ZR1 built by Doug Rippie Motorsport that remains as probably the biggest Corvette oddball in Le Mans history as it was supposed to take on the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, Venturi, and Porsche in the GT1 class of 1995 but never amounted to anything. Nonetheless, the car, freshly restored in its Le Mans war paint can be yours for the price of a brand-new Ferrari 812 GTS with some optional extras.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Hold Its Own Against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8
The mid-engine C8 Corvette has literally been decades in the making. When it arrived for the 2021 model year, the Corvette found itself competing against some new competition that at one time were little more than distant competitors. The Corvette name has always been associated with performance, but now that it has to take on a long list of European competitors, we – like the rest of you – have been wondering just how well the C8 can hold up. Now, thanks to a new video from Sport Auto, we can see how the C8 fairs against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 V-10 on the track, and you have to see what happens.
Check out the Genovation GXE C7 Corvette Silently Decimate Thunderhill West
By all accounts, the Chevrolet Corvette C7-based Genovation GXE is one of the most insane electric cars in the world. Not only does it come with an all-electric motor that sends out 800 horsepower and 718 pound-feet of torque, but the way it does so — in complete silence — is jarring to our sensibilities.
The American-made GXE can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, cover a quarter-mile in 10 seconds at around 140 mph, and do all that while boasting an EPA range of 175 miles. For all that its car has accomplished, Genovation isn’t done using the GXE to break records. For its latest feat of speed and performance, the all-electric Corvette went to the Thunderhill Raceway in California and casually broke the track’s EV speed record without making any noise, literally and figuratively.