C8 Corvette Z06 vs Porsche 992 GT3 vs Audi R8 V10 Drag RACE! (VIDEO)

In this video by Hagerty on YouTube you will see the C8 Corvette Z06 demolish a Porsche 992 GT3 and Audi R8 V10 in a drag race!

This is the ultimate performance and drag race comparison of some of the best naturally aspirated engines. Also, the C8 Corvette Z06 is 450 lbs. less then the Porsche but the Porsche has tons of drag.

The 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette 670hp flat plane crank beats the Porsche 993 GT3 by 5 car lengths in this drag race comparison.

To be fair they admit the Audi R8 they could get was a spyder version that weighs 250lb more than the C8 Corvette Z06

This drag race pits the new 2023 Corvette Z06, and its outrageous, 8600-rpm 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 against the world’s fastest naturally aspirated, mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars — and one motorcycle: Representing the 4-cylinder engine is the 15,500-rpm Ducati Panigale SP2, Ducati’s top-of-the-line track-focused superbike. The 6-cylinder Porsche 911 GT3 is the naturally aspirated benchmark at more than 125 hp/liter and a 9000-rpm redline. And the Audi R8 Performance V10 Spyder RWD has an 8700-rpm screaming V-10 shared with the Lamborghini Huracan. In this episode of Cammisa’s Ultimate Drag Race Replay, Webby Award-winning automotive journalist is joined by SCCA Hall of Fame Race Car Driver Randy Pobst — and MotoAmerica Supersport Champion rider Josh Herrin. And they might have attacked one another with a baseball bat.

For more information and content about the C8 Corvette Z06 view more information here.

C8 Corvette Interior Redesign vs. Corvette C7 (Colors, Trim, Refresh)

Having an interior that is both comfortable and stylish is crucial when you are driving a C8 Corvette. There are a number of interior options that you may want to consider based on the 1LT, 2LT, 3LT or 1LZ 2LZ 3LZ (C8 Z06) trims. These include the instrument cluster, steering wheel, rear view camera, and touch screen infotainment system.

Corvette C8 Steering Wheel

Considering the C8’s futuristic styling, it’s no surprise that the new steering wheel is one of the most visually pleasing features of the C8’s interior. It’s a nice touch, and a very nice piece of engineering. The design is inspired by the Corvette’s classic two-spoke design, but it’s also a bit more compact than its predecessor.

In the C8’s interior, the steering wheel is a focal point for both driver and passengers. The steering wheel is a full leather wrapped affair with a central leather marker. It is also a bit more technologically advanced than its predecessor. It features a central leather centering strip, a flat bottom, and a squared-off shape.

The C8’s instrument cluster screen is also a big deal. It displays a big analog tachometer in the center, along with ancillary readouts like G-force and fuel gauges. The screen also has a nice looking rear-view camera display, which could prove to be a handy feature in the mid-engine Corvette’s cockpit.

The C8’s two-spoke steering wheel is also a bit of a novelty. It’s a touch smaller than its predecessor, but it has the same cool features. It also has limited switches on the spokes. The steering wheel’s big touch is the leather centering strip.

The C8’s two-spoke steering wheel is a bit more technologically advanced than its predecessor. It features a central leather centering strip, a flat bottom, and a squared-off shape.

C8 Corvette Interior Instrument Cluster

Whether you’re new to Corvette or have owned one for decades, you probably know what an instrument cluster is. It’s the collection of gauges and controls that keep track of your car’s important metrics, such as speed, engine RPM and more. Luckily, you can upgrade your Corvette’s interior, enhancing its appeal to passengers and boosting its resale value.

While an instrument cluster may not be the most exciting part of your ride, it’s a critical piece of equipment for keeping you and your passengers safe. And the C8 Corvette has some pretty cool tech.

The C8 instrument cluster features a twelve-inch screen that changes colors depending on which driving mode you’re in. It also features a dimmer switch for restoring its brightness.

While the C8 Corvette has some pretty impressive tech, its interior isn’t quite up to par. The dashboard’s materials aren’t quite as high-quality as you might expect for the price tag. And the dashboard’s layout isn’t a particularly ergonomic one.

The Corvette has a good reputation for performance, but the C8 takes that reputation a step further. It’s also the first Corvette to feature an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. And the C8 has an impressive set of standard features, including Apple CarPlay and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system. And GM hasn’t yet announced whether or not the C8 will offer a manual gearbox.

If you’re looking to upgrade your Corvette’s instrument cluster, look no further than the all-digital variant.


C8 Touch-screen Infotainment System

Whether you’re a Corvette enthusiast or simply looking to get your hands on a new vehicle, you’ll be excited to know that the eighth-generation Corvette offers a touch-screen infotainment system  that’s not only easy to operate, but also customizable.

The infotainment system has changed a lot since the original model’s debut, and the new model’s interior looks to continue the progress. Chevrolet is making the new C8 interior feel as though it was designed to compete with European rivals, but it’s still a Corvette.

The touch-screen infotainment system has moved to a single-row layout, reducing clutter in the centre console and keeping the climate control buttons near the driver. While this may seem like a positive move, it may also leave passengers feeling left out.

The touchscreen is situated adjacent to the digital gauge cluster. The infotainment system features a split-screen layout, which is well thought out.

The touchscreen features a 12-inch information cluster screen, allowing drivers to monitor their car’s performance and the vehicle’s fuel economy. The touchscreen also comes equipped with a high-definition backup camera and SiriusXM subscription. It also features a standard Chevy 4G LTE WiFi hotspot.

Lastly, the touchscreen offers standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. You’ll also find a 10-speaker Bose audio system, as well as a wireless speaker for two active devices. The Infotainment 3 Plus system also features voice recognition and Bluetooth audio streaming.

C8 Corvette Digital Rearview Camera (2LT, 3LT)

Having a rearview camera in a Chevy Corvette is a great option for increasing rear visibility. The camera is built into the rearview mirror and is activated by flipping it downward. This allows the driver to see what’s behind them without turning back. It also reduces glare.

The rear vision system is one of the best innovations in the automotive industry. It eliminates the need to turn back to avoid hitting objects behind the car. In addition, the rear view camera system is designed to maintain visibility even in low-light conditions.

The interior of the C8 Corvette is one of the most stunning and practical designs in the entire car industry. It’s low and thin, with crisp edges and a unique design. It’s also easy to reach for the driver.

In addition to the rearview camera, the C8 Corvette’s interior offers an onboard Performance Data Recorder that measures your speed, revs, and distance traveled. It’s also equipped with rear cross-traffic assist. The onboard system is wireless and uses Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Chevy Corvette C8 also comes with an impressive five-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty and roadside assistance for the first five years of ownership. This includes a free first service visit.

The C8 Corvette interior features a vibrant all-digital instrument panel, an infotainment screen, and tight panel gaps. It also features a cascade of buttons that are mounted on a large, prominent partition.

C8 Corvette Interior Colors

A full Adrenaline Red interior is new for the C8 Z06, and it can also be had with black trim. There are five other options including black, gray, two-tone blue, and tan for the C8 Corvette and C8 Z06. Z06 cars also have a carbon-fiber steering wheel and carbon paddle shifters, and the carbon trim can be extended with two available levels, with one that has carbon trim on the door armrests (pictured). A Stealth interior trim package is also available.  Also, there are 21 interior options including seat belts that can come in blue, black, red, orange, or accelerate yellow.

C8 Corvette Interior parts

Having a quality set of C8 Corvette interior parts is essential to enhancing the look and feel of your vehicle. These include floor mats, seat belts, lighting, and custom trim. Many of these items are available from leading manufacturers including Hurst, American Brother Designs, and Lanes Professional Car Care. These products are designed to enhance your driving experience.

The C8 Corvette Lloyd Ultimat Double Logo Front Cargo Mat is a great choice to upgrade the look and feel of your vehicle. It features a double-sided logo, non-skid backing, and wear-resistant properties. It is also made from 100% American-made materials. It is available in a wide range of colors. It is designed to match your vehicle’s carpets. It is made of 48 oz. per yard premium nylon, which is three times thicker than standard automotive carpets. Its latex layer is designed to prevent moisture, while the woven polypropylene layer adds rigidity.

The C8 Corvette Lloyd Ultimat Double Logo Rear Cargo Mat is another great choice to enhance the look and feel of your vehicle. It is designed to match your vehicle’s carpets, and it has non-skid backing, wear-resistant properties, and a double-sided logo. It is also made from thick 2-ply continuous filament nylon. The woven polypropylene layer adds rigidity and keeps the mat in place. Its embroidered double-sided logo is designed to match your vehicle’s carpets.

The C8 Corvette Lloyd Luxe Cargo Liners are another great option to protect your interior. They repel nasty grime and dirt, and they are made from a premium nylon that repels liquids and stains. They also have non-skid backing that lessens exterior road noise. They also come with factory-compatible Lloyd anchors.

C8 Corvette Accessories

Adding the right interior accessories to your C8 Corvette can make it feel like a luxury car. From floor mats to console cushions, there are plenty of options to choose from. The C8 Corvette has a rear mounted LT2 V8 engine and is capable of reaching top speeds of 190 miles per hour. It can also be used for some serious Chevrolet outings like going to the track or attending a sporting event. In addition to the newest Corvettes, Zip has a large selection of Chevrolet parts and accessories for the 2020 and 2021 model years. The company offers everything you need to give your C8 a facelift and enhance your driving experience.

You can find more C8 Corvette Accessories here from some of the best sellers on Amazon. (make sure to read the reviews)

Is the C8 Corvette Z06 Worth the Price?

The C8 Corvette Z06 base model price is $106,000 and many customers have spec’d their C8 Corvette Z06 well above of $150,000 before sales tax with options.

In this video you get to learn from Speed Phenom on what he thinks of the 2023 Corvette Z06 that he paid $189,000 for and drove over 3,000 miles since taking delivery at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky and driving it back to Southern California.

Along the way he dyno tested the Corvette C8 Z06 and it produced 610 Horsepower to the wheel! Which isn’t much loss from the 670HP rated to the crank naturally aspirated engine.

He also achieved over 154 MPH in the half mile speed with the Corvette C8 Z06 even with the Cup 2 tires never officially warming up in the cold Texas 40 degree weather.

He even weighed the C8 Corvette Z06 and found out the C8 Corvette Z06 was about 3,600 pounds with a quarter tank of gas, vs 3680 pounds lbs with a full tank of gas. 

Now getting into the video whether Speed Phenom on YouTube thinks the C8 Corvette Z06 is worth the price and some of the pros and cons of the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06.

Pros of the C8 Z06

  • It’s more than just a track car.
  • It’s a vehicle that can handle anything you throw at it, accept cross country driving unless you change the tires
  • Sound and high revving engine over 8400 RPMs
  • Great performance, 610 Horsepower to the wheel
  • Supercar performance and exotic sound

Cons of the C8 Z06

  • It’s not really a great car for cross country driving with the Michelin Cup 2 Rs
  • Can’t steer with your legs with the carbon fiber steering wheel but you can use it vs wearing out the alcantara or suede
  • You can’t turn the tires all the way if its cold because of the Cup 2 tires again and you might get feedback. But are meant to be in summer conditions
  • Very hard to get good gas mileage but most people don’t care about that buying a car like this

ProCharger C8 Corvette built by Late Model Racecraft (VIDEO)

In this video by Late Model Racecraft they share their first experience and first Procharger Supercharger C8 Corvette build. They said its still in research and development as this kit has taken years to perfect and there are now multiple versions of the Procharger Supercharger.

This C8 Corvette use to be owned by Legends Gio and was his first C8 Corvette giveaway vs the truck giveaways he usually does with LGND Supply and now the Lab CT.

The car was sold to Lawrence Motorsport in Scottsdale, AZ and it looks like the new owner brought it to Late Model Racecraft for the new C8 Corvette Procharger Supercharger kit.

We posted it on our Instagram C8CorvetteBlog which is another reason we know so much about each C8 Corvette that is modified along with our blog dedicated to the Corvette C8 platform.

Late Model Racecraft also created an over the engine mounted Twin Turbo system for StreetSpeed717 back in 2020 when he received his first C8 Corvette.

A ProCharger C8 Corvette is now a real option for you performance guys! You can now add 140-230+ more horsepower to an otherwise stock LT2 C8 Corvette. Sit back and watch Steven take this for a few spirited pulls and talk about the current set-up and what’s to come with Procharger Superchargers and tuning the locked ecu.

YouTuber Speed Phenom First C8 Corvette Z06 Museum Delivery

In this video you can see YouTuber Speed Phenom take the first C8 Corvette Z06 Corvette Museum delivery. We have been seeing a lot of the C8 Corvette Z06s delivered to Ciocca Corvette and Hendricks but this is the first video we have seen of a Corvette Museum delivery of the C8 Corvette Z06.

Speed Phenom isn’t new to the C8 Corvette Museum delivery as he received his 2020 Torch Red C8 Corvette a few years ago there as well. He later sold his 2020 C8 Corvette for a profit to CarMax before the car market started to crash and CarMax recently had a horrible earnings quarter as their stock is publicly traded.

Flying from San Diego to Bowling Green Kentucky to pick up my new C8 Corvette after the plant shutdown! Many dealers across the country are being forced to close, and the National Corvette Museum has also been forced to do the same… However, GM is still able to deliver handful of C8s across the street from the plant despite the roadblocks. The experience was AMAZING! I highly recommend that you opt for this experience… I am so impressed with this car. This is a without a doubt a Super Car!

As you can see in the video the Corvette Museum representative Stacy goes through every feature and setting you can set with your C8 Corvette or C8 Corvette Z06 to get you familiar with the car.

Speed Phenom’s C8 Corvette Z06 spec’d to $169,000 plus and with sales tax its going to be over $185,000. Below is Part 1 and Part 2 of his YouTube series of buying and taking delivery of his Corvette Z06 at the Corvette Museum starting with his dealer Burbank Chevrolet in California.

Corvette Announces the C8 Corvette Z06 is About to hit the Streets!

This morning on Instagram, Facebook and social media Corvette announced that the first C8 Corvette Z06s have been made and are about to hit the streets.

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This is great news as they are keeping with the TPWs (Target Production Week) in November they have been providing with the first 300+ allocations they gave out to the selected few 3,000 dealers who received them.

Of course the first C8 Corvette Z06 will be going to Rick Hendrick as he donated and bid millions of dollars to Charity at Barrett Jackson for the first coupe and first C8 Corvette Z06 convertible.

 

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Also, Chevrolet has told dealers they will be starting to provide allocations in November vs. the January 2023 start date of ordering again after they gave out the first 300+ allocations in August of 2022.

There has been some confusion because in the notice to dealers they use the verbiage “shipments” vs. allocations but many dealers have confirmed that’s what they mean when they say that.

Also, in this video by Records Rebuilds who is one of the YouTubers that have had quality, honest, information he shares more C8 Corvette Z06 updates and his update with Ciocca Corvette and his concern with the lower rated Torque.

He mentioned how Ciocca Corvette received allocations separate from the “list” and we heard they received 32 allocations in August when GM first gave out the 300+ allocations or so to Chevy Dealers.  They have 18 cars at 3000 status and have 10 cars at 3100 status. They have 4 cars at 3300 which means the C8 Z06 is scheduled for production 3 cars at 3400 status and they are pulling parts to build the C8 Z06. They have 7 cars at 3800 status and those cars are built already and waiting quality control from Chevrolet.

For some reason he mentions this doesn’t effect the list of 5,000 plus people that have given Ciocca Corvette $5,000 deposits since these were considered some type of “special” allocation vs all the people waiting on their list.

C8 Z06 Corvette news has been scarce but today we get hit with multiple major updates. This is some of the best Z06 information released so far. Check out todays update covering all the leaked and official information.

In this video above it shows the LT7 is possibly coming as well that is rumored to possibly be part of the new Hybrid Electric C8 Corvette but it might be for the C8 ZR1 or “Zora”

As you will see here in this video as well Trevor Thompkins the Car, Performance and Motorsports Communications (General Motors PR guy) has said that 2023 Corvette Z06 orders will resume in November 2022 or this month.

Every C8 Corvette at SEMA 2022 Las Vegas (VIDEO)

Last year we covered KnightDriveTV video of every C8 Corvette at SEMA in 2021 Las Vegas. And now they have uploaded another video where you can hear their disappointment in this year’s showing of the C8 Corvette and the limited aftermarket companies showing up with new products.

They show as they did last year many Rocket Bunny Widebody Kits, StreetHunter Design Body kits, Liberty Walk Body kits for the Corvette C8 and lastly one of our C8 Corvette customization favorites from Label Motorsports limited edition of only 5 design and installations they provide with over 35 forged carbon fiber parts.

Label Motorsports has stayed firm to their business model of building 5 Vouno limited edition C8 Corvettes. They said it starts around $165,000 and includes all of their design options, forged carbon fiber, wheel choices ect…

They are still not open to offering parts on a one off basis or on a site where a C8 Corvette owner can piece out what they want like a ACS Composite as an example who also discusses their carbon fiber parts in this video.

Although the SEMA 2022 show isn’t as good as the 2021 Show for the C8 Corvette which has now been out since 2020, we are guessing next year will be the best showing yet with customized C8 Corvette Z06 cars showing up.

The many “firsts” of the C8 Corvette Z06, like the first C8 Corvette Z06 bagged on air bag suspension, or the first widebody C8 Z06, or the first C8 Corvette Z06 on “insert wheel company here” wheels

One part of the video includes a really great interview with Procharger Superchargers and their C8 Corvette supercharger kits including thoughts on the transmission, ECU, TCM, and how its set up with boost and fuel management.

Which C8 Corvette from SEMA 2022 is your favorite from the video below? Leave a comment on this post, share it, and link to it on your social profiles.

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East Coast Supercharging Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Faster than a C8 Z06! (VIDEO)

In this video by East Coast Supercharging they clocked a 10.22 @ 131 MPH which is faster than the new C8 Corvette Z06.

They offer this 700 horsepower twin turbo set up with a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. This Twin Turbo set up is with a stock bottom end and fuel system and uses no methanol or port injection.

They have it right around 650 horsepower to the wheel at 6.5 PSI.

We took our C8 down to Atco Dragway recently for some testing of our ECS 700 HP Twin Turbo Package. We drove down to the track which is about 1 hour from our shop and clicked off several mid 10 second passes with a best of 10.22 @ 131 with a 800 ft DA and in 70* ambient temps. That is on a stock bottom end AND stock fuel system no methanol or port injection making right around 650whp at 6.5 psi. That is faster than a factory C8 Z06!!! The ECS C8 700HP Package is available for installation now and comes with a 2 yr 24,000 mile supplemental warranty. Visit our website for more info or give us a call today!

If you are interested in this Twin Turbo set up for your C8 Corvette you can visit EastCoastSupercharging.com and tell them C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you!

C8 Corvette Z06 Comparison vs. C8 Corvette Stingray (VIDEO)

In this video by Velocity 313 on YouTube you can get a great visual comparison of the C8 Corvette Z06 in ceramic matrix gray metallic next to a C8 Corvette Stingray in Arctic White.

The C8 Corvette Z06 gives a few revs and is a non Z07 package car so it doesn’t have the carbon fiber aero package or Z07 style distinct wing. The arctic white C8 Corvette stingray has mods including after market wheels and is a convertible with a high wing spoiler.

This gives you a good side by side visual comparison of the Corvette C8 colors and the difference of the width and aero of each car.

Which one do you like better and why? Leave a comment below on our C8 Corvette Blog.

Here’s a Bonus video of the C8 Corvette Z06 cruising through a neighborhood at night at low RPMs.

BEST Radar Detectors for the C8 Corvette (VIDEO)

In this video by Nu Horizon C8 on YouTube he shows how to connect a radar detector to your rear view mirror for power so you don’t have to have a long power cord getting in the way.

In this application it allows the radar detector to be hardwired without any soldering wires and hanging cords from the radar detector.  In the video he provides a step by step tutorial on how to install the radar detector and shows how you will need this wiring harness and a screwdriver similar to this to make the install easy like he did.

Before you even get started with this you need to decide on a well trusted and tested radar detector for your Corvette C8 to help give you a fair warning of a speed trap or police using radar around you.

As for radar detectors we recommend these two as they have proven testing, have high reviews and give you the best results for picking up laser. Even if the cops are shooting from miles away they can save you money on a speeding ticket or having to get a criminal defense attorney if it’s a criminal speeding ticket.

  1. Uniden R7 EXTREME LONG RANGE

  2. ESCORT MAX360 

Best Radar Detectors for the Corvette C8

Here you will see why the Uniden R7 and the Escort Max360 are the two best radar detectors or the Corvette C8 and any car for that matter. They have the best long range laser and Ka band warnings to prevent you from getting a speeding ticket from the police.