Rick Corvette Conti Shares the Latest on the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06

In this video Rick Corvette Conti gets information from one of his Corvette customers that there was a retail sellable VIN on a C8 Corvette Z06 in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Corvette Museum.

As he mentions being on the inside as a Corvette Salesman at a Chevrolet Dealership he knows more about it and has more intel but can’t provide definitive dates.

He did say the C8 Corvette Z06 pricing and ordering is coming very soon and things are moving forward. Chevrolet and the Corvette media team has been saying “late summer” all along.

So for all the rumors, speculation, about something being wrong with the Corvette Z06 C8 it’s more than likely if there are any delays past late summer it’s more likely to do the supply chain issues the entire country and every car manufacturer is facing since China controls a lot of the chip flow.

Also, he discussed how the Green C8 Corvette Z06 NFT was a huge flop with the timing of crypto being down big from the $60k level in bitcoin (now under $18k when writing this) and Ethereum peaking close to $5k and now at almost $1k .

If this was done again with an actual tangible Green Corvette C8 Z06 you can actually see at a Barrett Jackson auction for charity, Rick Hendrick would own it in a second and have 3 “firsts” C8 Corvette Z06s coming to him. He won the bid on the first Coupe and Convertible C8 Corvette Z06s this year at Barrett Jackson as well.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 September Delivery CONFIRMED?? (VIDEO)

In this video by Supercar Ranch he has a video of visually seeing the terms and conditions of the Green Corvette Z06 C8 NFT project stating “The current anticipated delivery timeframe of the Vehicle is September 2022, but is subject to change at the sole discretion of GM”

Check it out in this Video Short he made 30 minutes before we posted this on June 24th, at 2:45PM (PDT) Pacific Standard Time

2023 Corvette C8 Z06 deliveries will start in September 2022! Confirmed???

However when we went to the Chevrolet.com website where he pulled this from you can see in the video above it was there and it is now gone.

In that same section he refers to in his video we see this “You acknowledge and agree that the Vehicle is not currently in existence, and will not be built, fulfilled, or delivered until after the completion of the Auction.”

Also, we searched the page by the word “Delivery” or “September” and its indeed removed from the Chevrolet.com website and we don’t see anything on their media press release about that either. The word “September” doesn’t even have one mention on the entire page now.

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It’s pretty crazy if they removed it that fast after his video unless someone already mentioned internally at Chevrolet they listed the C8 Z06 September delivery and had that removed.

It does align with their “late summer” communication which is the only thing that Chevrolet and the Corvette brand team has told anyone. And we are sure whoever is going to be the winner of this NFT project is going to want to know those details.

Our guess is end of August would mark the production and maybe they announce the production date and pricing for the C8 Corvette Z06 at Corvettes of Carlisle will align perfectly with “late summer” as they have said all along.

Late summer would be mid September when Summer officially ends. Also, with them going live with this NFT project and a lot more C8 Corvette Z06s being spotted in Public including a Black Z06, Rapid Blue Z06, and Hypersonic Grey C8 Z06 it has to be getting close to releasing C8 Z06 pricing, ordering and production information.

More about the Green Chevrolet Corvette Z06 NFT project

Few drivers will own a Corvette Z06, but only one will have the opportunity to not only get one in Minted Green, but to “Own the Color.” Chevrolet is offering drivers an opportunity to bid on a 1-of-1 piece of NFT artwork created by xsullo, along with a first—and only—of its kind 2023 Corvette Z06 in Minted Green. Bidding is open from June 20-25, so head over to SuperRare

Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber + Vossen Wheels = Winning Combo for C8 Corvette

In this video by Vossen Wheels you can see how good their New HF-7 aftermarket C8 Corvette wheels and Racing Sport Concepts two different style carbon fiber aero body kits look.

In our opinion.. (BIASED yes since we have the same combo with Vossen Wheels (HF47s) on our Chalk Grey C8 Corvette) this looks “lit” or “fire” or what the kids are now saying “Gas” with the Gas emoji lol ⛽

Also, check out this video below as well from Motorsports LA with a torch Red C8 Corvette and the New HF7 Vossen Wheels they have stock on their website you can order here or give them a call.

Lastly, you can see all of the different carbon fiber parts that Racing Sport Concepts makes that are extremely high quality and built for performance as well and select which C8 Corvette Body Aero Kit you like from them here.

Both vehicles are showcased here with our #Vossen HF-7’s in available standard finishes. Complimenting the Elkhart Blue C8 is RSC’s GT kit from top to bottom, along with the more aggressive track-inspired ST kit on the @Inozetek British Green Metallic Corvette– both kits are available in the link below. HF-7 Silver Polished | Gloss Black 20×9/21×12 255/30/20 | 325/25/21 Interested in the HF-7? sales@vossenwheels.com +1(305)463-7778 Racing Sport Concepts: https://www.racingsportconcepts.com/c… Film: @kmartin729 Edit: @dela_vossen Want Vossen Shirts or Merchandise? Visit Shop.vossenwheels.com

Check our our newest project! 1st Torch Red #CorvetteC8 with #Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-7 in a staggered 20/21″ in Silver Polished Finish. Contact our team to get your next set. Worldwide service! Specs: Design: Vossen Hybrid Forged HF-7 Size: 20×9 front 21×12 rear Finish: Silver Polished https://motorsportsla.com/products/vo… Worldwide Service For all inquires, please contact us. sales@motorsportsla.com +1(818)821-1112 https://motorsportsla.com/

Eric’s 1000hp Twin turbo C8 Gets a MBRP Exhaust

In this video by Complete Street Performance their tech Eric who built his own C8 Corvette with the Complete Street Performance Twin Turbo kit adds a MBRP Exhaust.

Check out this video to see how the MBRP Exhaust sounds and looks with it’s carbon fiber tips on Eric’s 1000 Horsepower Twin Turbo C8 Corvette.

We cover the MBRP Exhaust for the C8 Corvette back in May of 2021 so a little over a year ago when we caught wind of one of their first MBRP exhaust videos for the Corvette C8.

The MBRP Exhaust is T304 Stainless Steel, has Carbon Fiber Tips and is priced under $1,600.

We install the new MBRP Exhaust on Eric’s Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Making 1000 RWHP. Our rep brought over this bad boy that is easily half the price of other exhausts for the C8. Full disclaimer, this exhaust was provided to us free of charge, but we do not bias our views. You can get this sweet and affordable exhaust on our website: https://www.cspracing.com/mbrp-s70403… The Complete Street Performance YouTube Channel is dedicated to bringing you humorous but quality car content, mostly specializing in late model Domestic V8s. The work we do is with roughly a century of experience between everyone working at CSP, and the best part is we have fun doing this specialized work. Enjoy the Channel! For The Best Deals, Check Out our Website and Online Store! https://www.cspracing.com/

1st Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Drag Race vs C8 Corvette!

In this video Brink of Speed does a collaboration video with Why Envy with his new Electric EV Ford F-150 and provides a review with a comparison vs his C8 Corvette.

Why Envy on YouTube or Mark T received the first Electric EV Ford F 150 in Texas. This video give you an idea and review of the Electric Ford 150 and how it compares in a drag race with the Naturally Aspirated V8 Mid Engine C8 Corvette.

Mark mentioned that you can run a house and use the Ford 150 EV or Electric Ford 150 has a generator and will power a house for 10 days.  He also shows how you can use your mid console as a laptop workstation and it has several 12 volt plug outlets to be the ultimate work truck.

As you will see the C8 Corvette is still faster than the Electric Ford 150 especially from a launch and giving it a head start with a full car length.

Rear Wheel Drive Sells his Liberty Walk Wide Body C8 Corvette to Carmax? (VIDEO)

Check out this video by Rear Wheel Drive on YouTube as he shares more information on his C8 Corvette Liberty Walk Widebody build and does he sell it to CarMax?

He also takes his Liberty Walk Widebody C8 Corvette build to CarMax to see what they would offer in comparison to the money he spent on a $20,000 wide body kit, $20,000 paint job, $10,000 Rohana wheels, and he paid $20,000 over MSRP to get his C8 Corvette.

Carmax offered him $57,000 dollar for his C8 Corvette which is a lot lower than even Speed Phenom who flipped his stock C8 Corvette with high miles (over 22,000 miles) for $85,000 about 9 months ago.

We have covered popular C8 Corvette Widebody builds we have seen online on YouTube and Instagram and recently shared why we didn’t go with one with our C8 Corvette. Even covered the Hamilton Collection Pandem Widebody C8 Corvette that no one wants to drive.

Instead we stuck to no cutting Carbon Fiber parts for our C8 Corvette and using Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Body kit instead.

The Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Body aero kit doesn’t require needing an Auto Body or Paint shop and you can easily take the carbon fiber parts off your C8 Corvette and take it back to stock if you want to sell them separately or using them for another C8 Corvette build. Also, the carbon fiber parts to make it look a lot better without widebody fenders etc.. are under $6k for the splitter, spoiler and side skirts. So this option is almost 4x less than a widebody kit.

What do you think of this offer and what Rear Wheel Drive should do to recoup his money on his widebody C8 Corvette?

Currently, Toxic Garages is selling his C8 Corvette Pandem Widebody at Hive Auto as well for $150k+ 

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2023 C8 Corvette Build & Price is LIVE (VIDEO)

In this video by Brink of Speed on YouTube he shows how the 2023 C8 Corvette Stingray Build and Price configurator is live.

You can go through all the options the new 2023 C8 Corvette offers and get all the latest pricing information. For example, we priced out a 2023 C8 Corvette 70th Anniversary edition in a convertible with 3LT and Z51 package and it came to about $94,000.

You can enter your zip code and then choose the 2023 C8 Corvette coupe or convertible and then choose 1LT, 2LT, or 3LT along with all the different color options. The tool was revamped and a lot more user friendly to choose all the options you want and visualize it online.

Here is a direct link to the 2023 C8 Corvette Build and Price configurator.

Build and Price the 2023 Corvette Stingray: choose trims, accessories & more to see pricing on a new Chevy Corvette Stingray.

Click here to configure your 2023 C8 Corvette

See the 2023 C8 Corvette Build and Price Configurator in action as Brink of Speed on YouTube does a build on his video below.

How to Use the 2023 C8 Corvette Build and Price Configurator

C8 Corvette Z06 vs. C6 Corvette Z06: What’s the difference?

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a special model that has been produced off and on since 1963. The purpose of the Z06 is to showcase the power and performance of the Corvette line while producing a truly track-ready sports car.

Two recent editions of the Z06 platform have truly elevated the status of the Corvette as a world-class performance machine that could double as a racer on weekends. Those are the C6 Z06 and upcoming C8 Z06.

While they share the same Z06 lineage, each is very different from the other and offers owners some very significant advantages. Let’s take a closer look at these two truly great Corvette models.

C6 Z06 Elevates Traditional Corvette Performance

Chevrolet produced the C6 Z06 from 2006 through 2013 and gave it the most powerful small-block V8 Chevy Corvette engine built up to that time. Only the eventual Corvette ZR1 would prove to be more powerful, but it was not available at the time.

The 7.0-liter LS7 Chevrolet engine delivered up to 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. An all-aluminum frame shaves 136 pounds from the Corvette’s traditional steel frame. That helps the C6 to weigh a svelte 3,130 pounds while giving it a very enviable power-to-weight ratio of about 6.2 pounds per single horsepower.

The C6 has 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels with six-piston brake calipers in front and four-piston calipers in back. A rigid fixed roof, wider fenders in the front and rear, a front splitter, and a rear spoiler all helped to improve the performance and handling. So did specially designed stabilizer bars, shocks, and spring rates.

The C6 Z06 Corvette has a top speed of 198 mph and can go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds. Its 10.98 quarter-mile times at 123 mph made the C6 Z06 Vette the quickest of its kind during its production run. The Chevy Corvette engine is a truly phenomenal motor that also is capable of surprisingly good fuel economy at up to 30 mpg.

C8 Z06 Redefines the Corvette Platform

Chevrolet started building the next generation of the Z06 in the summer of 2022 and intends to make it available for sale as a 2023 model. The mid-engine Vette has proven to be very popular, and the C8 could be the costliest and fastest Vette ever built. Moving the Chevy Corvette engine behind the passenger cabin gives it better balance and handling at higher rates of speed.

The C8 has a 5.5-liter V8 Chevrolet engine with a flat-plane crank and produces up to 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It revs to 8,600 rpm and uses a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission to send the power to the rear-drive wheels.

The C8 will have 20-inch aluminum wheels in front and a pair of 21-inch aluminum wheels in the rear. Six-piston brake calipers in front and four-piston calipers in the rear help to keep the power under control.

An optional Z07 performance package will make the C8 even more ready for racing duties. Performance numbers are not available, but the horsepower significantly surpasses that of the C6 along with a bit more torque.

Choose Your Preferred Vette

The most significant differences between the C6 and C8 Z06 Corvettes are engine location and transmission. The C6 has the traditional front-mounted Chevy engine while the C8 is a mid-engine unit. You sit behind the engine in the C6 and in front of it in the C8.

The C6 also provided a six-speed manual transmission with an optional six-speed automatic also available. The mid-engine configuration on the C8 forces owners to live with an automatic transmission that takes up less space than a manual. The brawny Chevy Corvette engine will make you forget whether you are driving a manual or automatic.

There is no way to go wrong with either the C6 or the C8 Z06 Corvettes. The C6 is a bit more affordable, but money likely will not be a barrier to anyone who is considering either model.

If you like a manual transmission and a front-engine configuration, the C6 is the obvious choice. If you prefer a mid-engine configuration with the potential to surpass the performance of the C6, then the C8 Z06 is the choice you should make.

First YouTubers to Get a Ride Along in the New C8 Corvette Z06 (VIDEOS)

In these videos by Eddie X, Emelia Hartford and Drive 615 you get the first look and first ride along in the all new 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06. This was at the latest Indy 500 2022 where the New C8 Corvette Z06 was the pace car for the race.

These YouTubers really show you the best footage of the new C8 Corvette Z06 running a track, revs, cold start, exterior and interior.

Although video never gives a car justice these videos are pretty close with giving you a sense of the new C8 Corvette Z06 flat plane crank engine and new center exhaust notes.

Drive 615 has the best video of the C8 Corvette Z06 by far as you can see below. Make sure to leave him a comment on his YouTube channel with you finding this from C8CorvetteBlog, give him a like, subscribe and turn on your bell notifications to help him out get this video over 100k to 1 million views!

First ride-along in 2023 Corvette Z06 (163 MPH)

World’s first ride-along in the 2023 Z06 Corvette (the official pace car of the Indy 500) by Drive615. Massive thank you to Corvette and #teamchevy for the opportunity of a lifetime. Aaron Link took me out on a hot lap on the Indy 500 track and we hit 163 MPH coming out of one of the straight aways. This Z06 is so visceral and just puts a huge smile on my face whenever I am in its presence. #corvette #z06 I am so pumped for the race today and am truly honored to be a part of this. Thank you again to Chevrolet and everyone involved including the Indy Car Partners as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Colors featured in this video: Arctic White Z06 Hypersonic Gray Z06 Check my instagram to see a video with the Accelerate Yellow Z06 and the Torch Red Z06 that pull into our hotel. I am here with EddieX, 312Supercars, Emelia Hartford and Pushing Pistons. The C8 Z06 LT6 engine produces 670 hp at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at at 6,300 rpm. It also comes equipped with double overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and a flat-plane crankshaft. It revs to 8,600 RPM.

Inside Look at Indy 500 Pace Car (2023 C8 Z06)

Exclusive inside look at the Indy 500 pace car (2023 C8 Z06) by Drive615. Massive thank you to Corvette and #teamchevy for the opportunity of a lifetime. The Z06 is so visceral and just puts a huge smile on my face whenever I am in its presence. The 2022 Indy 500 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway featured the 2023 Corvette Z06 with Z07 package and a custom 70th anniversary livery. #corvette #z06 My last video shows us going 163 MPH and my next one is the recap from the Indy 500 weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thank you again to Chevrolet and everyone involved including the Indy Car Partners as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Colors featured in this video: Arctic White Z06 with 70th anniversary and Indy 500 livery. Check my instagram to see a video with the Accelerate Yellow Z06 and the Torch Red Z06 that pull into our hotel. I am here with EddieX, 312Supercars, Emelia Hartford and Pushing Pistons. The C8 Z06 LT6 engine produces 670 hp at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at at 6,300 rpm. It also comes equipped with double overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and a flat-plane crankshaft. It revs to 8,600 RPM.

Corvette C8 Z06 INSANE Exhaust Sound at Indy500 

Emelia Hartford with the New C8 Corvette Z06 Carbon Fiber Z07 package revving it up!

The New 2023 Corvette Z06 RIPS! *Going to Redline*

Emelia Hartford checks out the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 in her home state at the Indy 500 as it’s the pace car for the event. Emelia Hartford has built one of the first Twin Turbo C8 Corvettes to do low 9 second quarter mile times at the drag race track as well.

Is the Z07 package worth it on the C8 Z06? (VIDEO)

In this C8 Corvette Z06 deep dive Fred’s Full Throttle on YouTube covers the history, pricing, pros and cons of the Z07 package and if it’s worth getting the Z07 package on the new C8 Corvette Z06.

What is UP Youtube! Welcome to Fred’s Full Throttle! After a few weeks of Z06 news, and last week’s video of my time at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, I can tell everyone is waiting for my next Z06 Deep Dive! So let’s not keep everyone waiting! This week, I am doing an overview on the Z07 package. I’ll be talking through what it includes, differences with the regular Z06, pros and cons, and then ending with my take on it, and if I plan to spec it on my Z06.

In this video Fred covers the following about the Z07 package on the C8 Z06

  • History of the Z07 package
  • What’s included in the Z07 package
  • Aerodynamics – Carbon Fiber 
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Pricing
  • Z07 Pros
  • Z07 Cons
  • Subjectives
  • His take
  • His spec of the C8 Corvette Z06 and if he will be optioning it with the Z07 package or not