C8 Corvette Plant Shut Down Again, C8 Z06 Orders Cancelled?

In this video Rick Corvette Conti gives an update on the C8 Z06 and clarifies his message of the Bowling Green Kentucky Corvette plant being shut down for more than one week.

Chevrolet sent out emails to certain people including someone at 3400 status that was suppose to have a C8 Corvette Z06 built this week that their C8 Corvette Z06 order was cancelled.

Luckily as Rick points out after checking with sources the email was an error and part of an automated message from Chevrolet.

With the Corvette plant being shut down it will shift build and production weeks pushing them out even further. Ever since the C8 Corvette came out in 2020 it has been nothing but a nightmare with this car and the new C8 Z06.

The supply chain and parts issues are still a problem as well as dealers lying to people on lists and mark ups well over MSRP with most being marked up over $50,000 on the New C8 Z06s ordered for stock vs allowing a customer to order and design it themselves.

Even on Cars and Bids C8 Z06s have been sold for well over MSRP already and there hasn’t even been more than 1,500 made since the first allocations were given in August of 2022.

In this video Rick Corvette Conti shares information about the March 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 allocations and mentions Chevy dealers in the entire country didn’t receive any.

He mentioned now Chevrolet dealers need to wait until April 2023 to see if they can get any more C8 Corvette Z06 allocations to fulfill their C8 Corvette Z06 wait lists.

C8 Corvette Z06 vs. Corvette Stingray Difference: U Drag Drag Race!

In this video Edmunds Cars compares the differences in performance and handling of the new C8 Corvette Z06 vs the base model Corvette C8 Stingray.

C8 Z06 Stats

  • 5.5 L V8 Flat Plane Crank
  • 8 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • 670 Horsepower and 460 foot pounds of Torque
  • Starts at $109k
  • Weighs 3,681 pounds
  • 5.49 pounds per horsepower

More about the C8 Corvette Z06

Base Model C8 Corvette Stingray Stats

  • 6.2L V8
  • Same 8 Speed DCT Dual Clutch Tremec Transmission just geared different
  • 495 Horsepower, 470 foot pounds of torque
  • Starts at $59,995 or $50,000 less than the C8 Corvette Z06
  • Weighs 3,649 pounds
  • Weight to power of 7.45 lbs/hp

More about the C8 Corvette

Listen, we all know this race is going to end with the 2023 Corvette Z06 running circles around its lesser Stingray sibling. But just how drastically will the Z06 annihilate the Stingray? That’s what we wanted to find out, so we put them on our Edmunds U-Drag track to see how things shook out. Edmunds’ Clint Simone takes you through our Corvette Z06 vs. Stingray U-Drag in the video above! What is a U-Drag race? A U-Drag race consists of both cars heading down the track like a standard drag race, then braking hard, flipping around and then heading back. Source Edmonds

Conclusion of the C8 Z06 vs C8 Corvette Stingray Model

The C8 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 carbon fiber track package and carbon fiber wheels gapped the base model C8 Corvette Stingray by about 3-4 car lengths.

However the C8 Corvette Stingray did hang with the C8 Z06 at the launch but loses once the C8 Z06 gains traction and the top end kicks in.

C8 Z06 vs McLaren 765LT

The C8 Corvette Z06 was only 1.8 seconds off the Edmunds U Drags Leaderboard champion the McLaren 765LT. Keeping in mind the McLaren 765LT is well over $200k more just on MSRP numbers coming in at $358,000 not including any mark ups on either car.

Label Motorsports Builds a 2nd Widebody C8 Corvette for SEMA

We have covered many Widebody C8 Corvettes over the years. And one of out favorite custom Widebody C8 Corvette builds was done by Label Motorsports for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas of 2021.

Well they did again with another badass Widebody C8 Corvette fully customized from brakes, wheels, engine, to the interior.

They are known not to just sell custom carbon fiber or aftermarket parts for the C8 Corvette. They actually only offer full custom builds and you can see why in the details and the results of the builds.

Their Widebody C8 Corvette video was just launched today on YouTube so you can see the process of their Carbon Fiber Widebody they built for show about 4 months ago.

If you want to learn more about Label Motorsports Widebody C8 Corvette “Vouno” custom build option reach out to them and let them know C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you.

Widebody C8 Corvette with Carbon Fiber

In just over 30 minutes, watch the final assembly process of our 2022 SEMA Feature build, the official Chassis #2 of our Project Vouno’ Carbon Fiber Widebody C8 program! Completed final photos included at the end of the video taken prior to its official reveal at SEMA this year. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to see more stunning upcoming builds like this and others we have in the works!

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C8 Corvette Variants and Models We Know So Far

The C8 generation of the Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most dramatic changes to the ‘Vette since its inception. For starters, it’s the first to sport a mid-engine design and not a front-engine layout.

Despite this, it doesn’t mean that the C8 isn’t an excellent choice for anyone looking to get behind the wheel of a high-performance sports car. HotCars digital artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel created this render showing what the C8 Corvette might look like if it stayed front-engined, rather than mid-engined.


Powered by a mid-mounted 6.2L LT2 V-8, the Stingray offers 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet claims it accelerates from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, making it the quickest Corvette to date.

The C8 Stingray is available in coupe or convertible body styles. The coupe features removable roof panels, available in carbon fiber or transparent, while the convertible has a power-folding hardtop.

With a mid-mounted engine, the Stingray has the potential to be a versatile performer. It is comfortable and civilized when you want it to be, then turns into a snarling sports car when the need arises.

Despite the Stingray’s wide width, it is not a problem for most drivers. It is a joy to drive and will quickly become your favorite ride.


The Z06 model is the most performance-oriented iteration of the C8 Corvette. This means it comes with a range of features that help it reach higher speeds than its Stingray sibling, as well as plenty of options to personalize it.

The engine powering the Z06 is a 5.5-liter small-block V8 that’s the first to use a flat-plane crankshaft, a design that reduces weight while improving airflow. This also creates a distinctive exhaust note that’s unlike anything you’ll find in a traditional Detroit V8.

Even when paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, this engine is more than capable of blasting the C8 Z06 from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds. Chevy claims it’s the fastest naturally aspirated RWD vehicle you can buy.

This car is track-bred, which means it’s a real-life racing machine that needs to be driven on the racetrack in order to be appreciated. That’s why it’s available with a range of aerodynamic enhancements, larger Brembo brakes and a wider set of gripper tires to keep you out of trouble on the track.


The E-Ray model is the quickest Corvette and one of the most affordable models in the C8 range. That’s thanks to the small-block V8 and electric motor powertrain that make 655 horsepower.

It also is the first Corvette to feature a feature called auto start-stop. The switch will shut off the engine when idling to save fuel.

Chevrolet says the Corvette Eray system also uses regenerative braking and coasting to recharge the batteries. The result is that the E-Ray doesn’t need to be plugged into a wall, unlike most hybrids.

The E-Ray’s intelligent eAWD system constantly reads the road and makes changes based on traction, such as applying more power to the front wheels. It works in conjunction with Magnetic Ride Control and all-season tires, making the car suitable for a variety of driving situations.

C8 Corvette Options

Choosing which Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray options you’ll want to add to your new car is important. You’ll find that there are several different trim levels to choose from, each offering a different level of luxury, convenience and performance.

Fortunately, you can narrow down the choices by focusing on what’s most important to you. For example, if you’re looking for a more sporty driving experience, you may want to go with the 2LT or 3LT trims, both of which feature upgraded leather upholstery and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

If you’re a true enthusiast, then you may also want to consider adding some of the more advanced safety features. These can help you avoid accidents and reduce your risk of injury during your drive. Also, other than some minor tweaks with the C8 Z06 vs the Stingray the Corvette C8 interior isn’t that much different other than the new Eray model that will have more data on the electrified system.

One of the best things you can do is add more carbon fiber to your C8 Corvette interior to stand out and give it more of a supercar feel.

Stradman’s C8 Z06 Sells for $218,200 on Cars and Bids

After taking delivery of his Accelerate Yellow 2023 C8 Corvette z06 in November 2022 from Whitmoyer Chevrolet the Stradman has sold his C8 Corvette Z06 on Cars and Bids for $218,200.

The Winning bid came from “Climat” who says on Cars and Bids in the comments of the auction;

I have a small channel that I post my HPDE sessions on and this is my car for this season so it will be out there, I am an instructor for NCM, Porsche Club and 1010ths motorsport.

Cars and Bids

Cars and Bids is a car bidding website started by YouTuber Doug DeMuro where people can auction their cars to the highest bidder.

Buyers pay a 4.5% commission, capped at $4,500. Sellers list for free and receive 100% of the sale price.

Doug DeMuro brings the eyeballs from his Car Reviews YouTube channel and they offer a lot of customer support buying and selling cars.

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Stradman C8 Z06 Warranty and Transmission Issue

So part of Chevrolet and General Motors new policy with the C8 Corvette Z06 is that if it is sold prior to they original owner owning it more than 6 months the warranty is voided.

As stated in the Cars and Bids auction for the C8 Z06 Stradman sold there he did include that disclaimer as well as made in an depth video of everything about the car including the C8 Z06 transmission pan gasket being fixed under warranty while he had it.

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StreetSpeed717 Takes a C8 Corvette Off-Roading

In the latest StreetSpeed717 video he buys a new Rapid Blue C8 Corvette from Whitmoyer Chevrolet and takes it off-roading.

As he prefaced in the beginning of the video he possibly might be building this C8 Corvette to compete with the likes of the new Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato. or even a Porsche 911 Dakar.

Since Corvette is talking about possibly expanding the Corvette line up with an SUV why not build an off road C8 Corvette. This also plays into Mike StreetSpeed717 mentioning he has already built C8 Corvettes with new C8 Corvette after market wheels, carbon fiber or even car wraps.

So using his creativity being a YouTuber and influencer why not do something different with an Off-Road C8 Corvette similar to the other exotic car manufactures and beat Chevrolet and General Motors to it.

Chevrolet and Corvette recently released an all wheel drive hybrid electric C8 Corvette the E Ray and now Mike StreetSpeed717 is showing them what he can do building a new C8 Corvette into an off road monster.

In the Corvette ERay promo videos they showed it doing some mean all wheel drive donuts and drifting. In these off-roading videos by Mike you can see the Mid Engine C8 Corvette slipping and sliding all over the farm in rural Pennsylvania. Towards the end of the video StreetSpeed717 had to have his off roading C8 Corvette pulled from a pond by his brother in law RF Racing on YouTube.

In his upcoming videos we will be posting him jumping the C8 Corvette outside on a private farm property in Pennsylvania from his homemade built dirt ramps. He has done this before with his Ram TRX.

Bookmark our site, share this post on social media and be sure to check back as we keep this post updated with the latest off road C8 Corvette StreetSpeed717 is building.

Update: StreetSpeed717 Mike Jumps the C8 Corvette!

Sigala Designs Launches New C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 Aero Package

In this video from Sigala Designs you can see their new C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 carbon fiber aero package including front splitter, dive planes, side skirts, and Z06 wing.

Sigala Designs goes step by step on how to install the Corvette Z06 Z07 carbon fiber package they produced. They even mention in the video that they can fly to you and install it if you want to pay for that service as well and don’t want to install it yourself.

It is finally here! The new Z06/Z07 aero package from SIGALA designs is now in production! in this video we took you through a step by step to get the kit installed to show all our customers it is now possible to convert you Z06 to have the aggressive appearance of a Z07. This kit was made in full carbon fiber but will be available in many different finishes including forged carbon. We’d love to hear your feedback on what you guys think and we cannot wait to start shipping these out to all of you who have already placed your order. If you haven’t already and are interested in ordering here is the link that will take you directly to check out the product. We thank all of you for your constant support and as always be sure to follow our social media and stay updated with everything we do.

Per their product page the complete C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 carbon fiber aero package from Sigala Designs is currently $5,999.

Starts shipping February 2023!

Here’s what every Z06 owner has been waiting for!

If you are one of the lucky ones to have ordered the highly demanded 2023 Z06 Corvette but unfortunately it wouldn’t have the Aero Package included, here at Sigala Designs we currently are in the process of manufacturing all the components to complete the unique look of your Z06!

The Z06 Aero kit for all 2023+ Z06 Corvette includes:

Z06 High Wing Spoiler

Z06 Side Skirts

Z06 3 pc Front Splitter

Dive Planes

If you do order this carbon fiber kit from them please make sure to mention you found it on C8CorvetteBlog.com. If you want to learn more about C8 Corvette carbon fiber parts visit our carbon fiber section here.

Leave a comment below on what you think of this carbon fiber aero package and kit for the all new C8 Corvette Z06.

Another Blown C8 Z06 Engine (GM Fixes in 2 Weeks)

In this video Marco with SteelAnkles on YouTube discusses his experience with his new C8 Z06 blown engine at 621 miles. As he states he did follow the break in period although he hasn’t had to do that with other cars he has owned.

You can see and hear in the video towards the end a valve or lifter seems to go bad. Also, in the video you can see he is a good sport about the situation since GM and his local Chevy dealer City Chevy in Charlotte, NC actually fixed it and put a new engine in the car in two weeks time.

He mentioned the tech told him there was another C8 Z06 Corvette that had an engine blown as well besides the one in California which was one of the first ones to show it on YouTube.  They wouldn’t let him know what happened but there is a speculation it spun a rod bearing and then locked the engine.

This is the second C8 Z06 with a blow engine and both were under 1,000 miles. The other C8 Z06 that blew an engine we have an article about was at about 52 miles after leaving the dealership in California.

Funny enough he goes by Marco Polo on his YouTube and he said he was going to keep his car and let GM fix it as well. Also, since that incident he has posted YouTube Shorts allowing Sigala Designs to use his car for carbon fiber aero designs so it looks like it was fixed already too.

Now that he has the second engine installed he also did a review of his Amplify Orange C8 Corvette Z06.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 owner’s review

The All-New Corvette E-Ray is NOT What I Expected…

In this video from Speed Phenom on YouTube he learns more about the All New Corvette E Ray from his track car race car driver perspective.

Corvette E Ray Identity Issue

He mentions he wishes it had more of it’s own identity than looking like the C8 Corvette Z06. The wide body of the C8 Z06 and same tire set up are the exact same. The only difference is a special blue strip combination, E Ray badging, and non center exhaust like the C8 Z06.

Corvette E Ray Weight

The dry weight of a Corvette E Ray is about 3,774 lbs. (pounds) so its about 340 lb. pound difference than the C8 Corvette Z06 (3434 Z07 version with the Carbon fiber wheels).


Dry Weight (lb. / kg):3774 / 1712 (coupe)

3856 / 1749 (convertible) Source: Chevy

Dry Weight (lb. / kg):3434 / 1561 with Carbon fiber wheels and Z07 Source: Chevy

Austin doesn’t like all the weight added to the Corvette E Ray but its more expensive to lower weight on cars vs adding more power. And the Corvette E Ray is an affordable Corvette version for more people in the market for more things then just the track focused intention.

Corvette E Ray vs Corvette Z06

Austin from the Speed Phenom YouTube channel currently owns a C8 Corvette Z06 and he previously owned the C8.R edition and base C8 Corvette Stingray.

He is one of the best people to able to compare the C8 Corvette variants especially since he has owned all of the different C8 Corvettes and he has tested the Mclaren Artura. Funny enough the new McLaren Artura is McLaren’s next generation hybrid supercar like the Corvette E Ray.

Chevrolet’s Global Performance Manager Aaron Link said they call the E Ray Corvette a swiss army knife in development giving Corvette enthusiasts a little bit of everything the C8 Corvette generations offer. Also, is give car enthusiasts that don’t want a full electric car like a Tesla or plug in electric car yet but a little taste of the electric technology.

Aaron Link shares some of the differences between the more track focused C8 Corvette Z06 and the Corvette E Ray. They are very close to each other on the track but drive differently.

Mclaren Artura Specs

  • 671 horsepower 531 pound feet of torque
  • Zero to sixty (0 to 60) is 2.6 seconds vs the 2.5 seconds on the Corvette E Ray
  • Twin Turbo V6 vs Corvette E Ray naturally aspirated V8
  • Starts at $233,000 vs $104,000 for a Corvette Eray (two Erays are less than one McLaren Artura

The HIGHEST MILEAGE McLAREN ARTURA!? Driven 1,700 Miles in 6 Days

The new 2024 Corvette E-Ray is the quickest ever Corvette and the first ever AWD and electrified Corvette. With the new announcement, I have had many many people ask me if I would trade my new Z06 for an E-Ray, and having experienced both vehicles, I absolutely have an answer to this question! Make sure you check out my other Z06 review and ownership vlog videos so far to learn more about this epic car, and also my first ride along with the new E-Ray! Comment below which of the new high-powered C8 Corvette’s you would rather own!

It’s the battle of 670 HP with the all new Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 taking rare McLaren Artura down the 1/4 Mile.

Chevrolet Unveils the New Corvette E-RAY

In these videos you can see the new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray in its form with its new 160 horsepower electric motors in the front powering the C8 Corvette Stingray 6.2L rear engine.

The New Corvette E Ray is the quickest production Corvette ever made even with 300 more pounds in weight vs the C8 Corvette Z06 the electric motors and all wheel drive system on the Corvette E Ray helps power it to 10.5 in the quarter mile at 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds.

The Corvette E-Ray is the first “Electrified” Corvette and could be a sneak peak into what the new C8 Corvette ZR1 or Zora could be. If Chevy continues down this path the new C8 Corvette ZR1 might be a Ferrari SF90 competitor with hybrid electric technology paired with a Twin Turbo V8 engine from Chevrolet.

Under 45mph it can be silent in the new “stealth” Chevrolet Corvette ERay mode and once it goes above that the rear engine 500hp kicks on.

C8 Corvette Z06 vs Corvette E Ray

The Corvette E-ray is if a base stingray C8 Corvette and C8 Z06 had a baby with electric hybrid motors added to the mix. It has the C8 Z06 widebody, wheels, and tires but the C8 Corvette Stingray LT2 V8 Engine. The pricing is very similar to the C8 Z06, looks like a C8 Z06 however doesn’t have that Ferrari 458 flat plane crank engine sound of the C8 Z06.

Differences between the C8 Corvette Z06 & Corvette E Ray

  • Price, Corvette E Ray is starting at $2k less then the base model C8 Z06
  • Engine, the main reason people loved the C8 Corvette Z06 is the flat plane crank high naturally aspirated revving engine with 670hp
  • AWD, Corvette E Ray is all wheel drive vs the rear wheel drive C8 Z06
  • Hybrid, Corvette E Ray has 160 hp hybrid assist electric motor similar to a Acura NSX which gives it more torque and the all wheel drive capabilities
  • Body Color, Corvette E Ray looks to only have a body colored option standard on the car.

In this video you can see the new Sea wolf Gray Tri-coat color and the new E Ray 5 Spoke wheel option. Also, the front motors don’t take up that much of the frunk space and is the quickest Corvette ever made and part of the C8 Corvette generation.

Today we get to check out the brand new Electrified Corvette E-Ray – with a powerful electric motor in the front and a massive V8 Engine in the back. Bringing the power of electric and the ferocity of recycled dinosaurs together for the ultimate supercar. Not only increasing acceleration – but also this new 2024 Corvette E-Ray will be the first Corvette with all wheel drive; traction on all four tires. Pretty amazing! HUGE thanks to Corvette for letting us come check out the new Corvette E-Ray.

Chevy MyWay: Corvette Expert Sessions – Introducing the Corvette E-Ray

The All-New 2024 Corvette E-Ray is the quickest Corvette ever. After 70 years of innovation, we’ve paired a 6.2L V8 with electrified all-wheel drive to handle all four seasons. It’s one like none.

Chevrolet announces 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid car

This segment originally aired on January 17, 2023. Yahoo Finance’s Rachelle Akuffo discusses GM’s first hybrid Corvette vehicle to hit the roads.

Chevy Corvette E-Ray Hybrid Pricing

The all new Chevy E-Ray Corvette will start at $104,000 just $2k less then the all new C8 Corvette Z06.

Chevy Corvette E-Ray 0 to 60 and Quarter Mile

The Chevy Corvette E-Ray 0 to 60 (zero to sixty) is 2.5 seconds and quarter mile is 10.5 seconds and is the quickest production Corvette ever made.

Chevy Corvette E-Ray Hybrid System and Motors

The Corvette E-Ray’s hybrid electric motor system includes an electric motor on the front axle that provides 160 additional horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque

Chevy Corvette E-Ray Electric Drive Unit

With a rated output of 160 horsepower, the electrified motor powering the front axle along with the LT2 V8 engine provide an incredible 655 combined horsepower.¹ And, while the LT2 V8 engine provides 470 lb.‑ft. of torque to the rear wheels, the electric motor adds an additional 125 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels. (per Chevrolet)

corvette eray eletric hybrid motor drive unit system

2024 Corvette E Ray Battery

 1.9 kWh lithium‑ion battery electrifies Corvette for the first time, powering the electric drive unit that powers the front wheels. The battery is self‑charging, picking up energy as you go, letting you focus on the drive. The E‑Ray battery system includes an integrated power electronics system designed for maximum responsiveness, efficiency and performance, all in support of a 0.5-second improvement in 0‑60 time.²

² Based on initial vehicle movement. (per Chevrolet)

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First Look! 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray | MotorTrend

The new Chevy Corvette E-Ray hybrid coupe and convertible is the first electrified, first AWD, and—in EV mode—first front-drive Vette ever. Read all about it right here

FORGET about Z06! Meet the 2024 Electrified AWD C8 E-RAY Corvette!

What do you think would you prefer an Electric Corvette E-Ray hybrid over a C8 Corvette Z06? Leave a comment below