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!

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)

corvette e ray battery

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

Best C8 Corvette Z06 Exhaust? (Stock vs Aftermarket)

In these videos by Fabspeed Motorsport and StreetSpeed717 you can hear the difference between the stock C8 Z06 exhaust and their first ever aftermarket exhaust components for the C8 Z06.

Fabspeed Motorsport was the first aftermarket exhaust shop to get a hold of a C8 Z06 thanks to StreetSpeed717. And using his car they were able to build a mold for a new cat back exhaust system for the C8 Z06 as well as sport cats.

A couple things you will notice in the videos is the stock C8 Corvette Z06 exhaust is amazing as is since Chevrolet took over two years to refine the sound from the flat plane crank engine they modeled off of the Ferrari 458.

Another thing you will notice with just the sport cats alone the C8 Z06 gets a louder sound but same tone from the stock exhaust built for the C8 Z06. Emelia Hartford has a video as well where she shows the stock C8 Z06 exhaust is straight piped in track mode.

So really the difference with the Fabspeed Motorsport cat back exhaust for the C8 Corvette Z06 is losing weight, better looking, and a little bit more of a higher pitched tone or sound.

After watching the videos what do you think? Leave a comment below would you leave a Corvette Z06 exhaust stock, add Fabspeed sport cats for the C8 Z06, or a complete system with the Fabspeed Motorsport cat back as well?

Fabspeed High Flow Sport Cats C8 Corvette Z06

Fabspeed explains the sport cats look very similar to the base model C8 Corvette however they are more high flow with a larger HJS 200 Cell cat.

They also gained about 19 more horsepower with their dyno testing just adding the Sport cats to the C8 Z06. Also, with their Supersport X-pipe exhaust they still were able to get more performance and sound gains.

If you are interested in purchasing the Fabspeed cat back exhaust or sport cats for the new Corvette Z06 check out more information here and when contacting them to purchase mention you found them on

C8 Z06 Sells at Mecum for $140k PLUS over MSRP

In this video by Flying Wheels on YouTube he films the first C8 Corvette Z06 being sold for well over $140k above the MSRP of $113k at Mecum Auctions in Florida. The sold priced of the C8 Corvette Z06 at Mecum Auctions was $275,000.

This was the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida over the January 14th, 15th weekend and first C8 Z06 to hit the auction scene not including the Charity auction with Barrett Jackson the Rick Hendrick won.

Mecum Auctions 1st ever 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 sells to the public at the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee Orlando Florida January 14 202I.

mecum c8 corvette z06
Photo Credit: Mecum Auto Auctions

Up next starting January 21st, 2022 until January 29th, 2022 Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale should have a few of these C8 Corvette Z06s on the auction block and we will get to see if this trend continues.

One thing we know for sure is Chevy dealerships have been marking up the C8 Corvette stingray since it came out in 2020 and have been marking up the C8 Corvette Z06 anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 as well.

There were 120 Chevrolet Corvette Z06s ordered for stock and dealers are taking advantage of the C8 Z06 market as it might be the last naturally aspirated Corvette ever produced since Chevrolet is announcing the C8 Corvette E Ray hybrid electric all wheel drive model on January 17th.


In this video by Speed Phenom he finds a Chevrolet dealership Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, California area hoarding Chevy Corvette Z06s.

Since the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06  starting hitting dealer lots that ordered them for stock vs all the people and customers waiting in line Chevy dealers are marking them up over $50-100k+ and more.

c8 corvette z06 mark ups

In the video if you pause it around the 2 minute and 11 second mark on Speed Phenom’s video you can see this dealer is Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, California. They received four C8 Corvette Z06s and still haven’t sold any of them. And they said they have no customer orders but are going to mark up the C8 Corvette Z06s. 

Connell Chevrolet

So four C8 Corvette Z06s that could of went to customers waiting on MSRP lists like Ciocca Corvette instead of this Chevy dealer in Costa Mesa, CA hoarding them and marking them up as Speed Phenom points out.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Engine Problems after 50 miles! (VIDEO)

In this video by Marco Garcia on YouTube (update he changed his YouTube to Marco Polo/poloworld310) he documents buying a C8 Corvette Z06 for $50,000 over sticker for a C8 Z06 1LZ base model from Covina Hills Chevrolet and it needing to be flat bedded 50 miles of driving it!

This is not the first C8 Z06 problem or issue we posted about the Stradman having a transmission issue with the C8 Z06 that turned out to be a minor transmission pan gasket fix under warranty.

However, in this video you can now see not only did this 1LZ base model (111k-113k) C8 Corvette Z06 cost $50,000 over sticker at Covina Hills Chevrolet it died 50 miles from the dealership and they wouldn’t accept the tow to the dealer. Marco Garcia had to have it towed back to his construction business lot.

There have only been about 400 C8 Corvette Z06s made at this point and not every  C8 Corvette Z06 is being put on YouTube but at least two now are having transmission or engine issues. Also, StreetSpeed717 documented his throwing check engine lights if he does donuts in the car.

Check out this video on the New 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 breaking down after 50 miles of leaving the dealer that marked it up $50,000.

Leave a comment on what you think went wrong with the engine and that really bad knocking sound as well as launch of this car that has been really bad.

GM and Chevrolet has favored YouTubers, Chevy Dealers are marking them up $50-200k, and now the first few to hit the streets are breaking. Will things get better or worse for the C8 Z06?

Videos were made private however there is a video at the bottom of the post with the C8 Corvette Z06 engine noise it was making at 52 miles.

UPDATE: 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Broken Engine Transmission

In this update Marco Garcia goes over day number two for the C8 Corvette Z06 with the engine issues. He has experienced bad service with the Chevy dealership he purchased it from and since it only had 50 miles on it OnStar didn’t haven’t the warranty information.

Once his dealership got to the dealer he started receiving OnStar email messages and the My Chevrolet app said everything is good. Then he received an emission warning and then he received an issue with the Engine and Transmission system and to bring it in 1 day.

He is requesting his cash back from Covina Hills Chevrolet where he gave them $50,000 over and paid for his C8 Corvette Z06 in cash.

UPDATE! Marco Keeps the C8 Z06 even though dealer offered full refund and he paid over MSRP

He mentioned the the dealer gave him 3 options on his C8 Z06 that blew the engine..

  1. Full refund 180K+
  2. Wait 2 months and get parts to fix
  3. Get next allocation in 6 months or so

He chose number 2 and is going to wait for parts and for this C8 Z06 that was bought for $69k over sticker with tax and other up charges from the dealer.

Also, he made his other videos private however there are other people that reposted the engine sound after 52 miles and had to get it towed.

Doug DeMuro C8 Corvette Z06 Review: Bargain Supercar (VIDEO)

In this video by Doug DeMuro owner of Cars and Bids and popular YouTube car reviewer he gives his take and Doug Score on the all new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Doug DeMuro did review the C8 Z06 at the unveil at the Petersen Museum but is giving some more insights on the C8 Z06 with it in hand now with the ability to drive it as well.

Doug DeMuro also reviewed the C8 Corvette Stingray with other car YouTubers giving C8 Corvette reviews which is one of his most popular videos which just goes to show how popular of a car the C8 Corvette platform truly is. It’s hard to dispute you get so much value with the price point and power vs. the Supercar and exotic car market.

People often ask me why I don’t review modified cars. Today Doug DeMuro is explaining why he doesn’t review modified cars. I’m going to explain what a modified car is (to me, anyway), and then I’ll cover the reasons why I only review clean, unmodified cars.

Doug Demuro Likes and Dislikes of the C8 Corvette Z06

  • Flat plane crank 670 HP engine mid 10s in the quarter mile for the C8 Z06
  • The look of the C8 Corvette Z06 with a wider body and Z07 track package and carbon fiber
  • 66 out of 100 on the Doug Score scoring higher than a 2020 Porsche 718, 2021 M4, Nissan GT-R Nismo but lower than a 2022 Porsche 911 GT3, McLaren 675LT, McLaren 720s, Porsche 911 GT2RS and Lamborghini Huracan Performante
  • Amazing weekend car but he doesn’t like it daily with a more harsher ride and only scoring the car 2 spot above the regular C8 Corvette Stingray

How to Get a C8 Corvette into Neutral with Engine Off

In this video Squirrel Cage Garage covers the only ways to get your C8 Corvette into neutral when the engine is off if you don’t want to use car wheel dollies.

This video is very relevant since the Stradman just had a transmission issue and problem with his new C8 Corvette Z06 and he couldn’t figure out how to get his C8 Z06 into neutral and had to use dollys to move it around the garage while it was leaking transmission fluid.

When Chevrolet sent out a local service tech from a Chevy dealer in Utah they confirmed and showed a special tool you can use to disengage the DCT/parking pull.

C8 Corvette All Wheel Drive Hybrid Eray Visualizer LEAKED

In the video below you can see Rick Corvette Conti a corvette salesman at a Chevy Dealer in Ohio confirm the Corvette E Ray Visualizer leak is real. And the Corvette Eray is suppose to come out in the Summer of 2023. 

If you want the direct link to the Corvette E Ray visualizer to start to build and design yours click here, otherwise keep reading. Also, learn more about the Chevy Corvette E Ray since as of January 17th, 2022 it was unveiled by Chevrolet after we created the information about the E Ray leak.

Also based on the Corvette E Ray 2024 Visualizer tool leaked it looks like the Corvette E Ray will be sharing the same C8 Corvette Z06 widebody. However it looks like the Corvette E Ray will not have the same center exhaust as the C8 Corvette Z06.

And as we have pointed out over a year ago thanks to Chevy dude it’s going to be an All Wheel Drive Hybrid Electric C8 Corvette. Chevrolet has hinted at this with their Instagram and social media videos as well as shown here.

Also, just like it’s competitor the Corvette Eray was spotted with the Acura NSX also has front electric motors powering the front wheels with a hybrid assist motor on the back of the engine.

C8 Corvette Colors (New with the Corvette E RayModel)

  • Riptide Blue Metallic (2024 Chevrolet Equinox Color as shown here)
  • Sea Wolf Gray Tri Coat (there is actually a submarine that is called Seawolf with this color in the US Navy) when searching “seawolf gray” on Google images.
  • Cacti Green (also coming on the Chevrolet Trax for 2024 as shown here)

In the new Corvette Eray visualizer that was leaked three new colors C8 Corvette colors were leaked as well. One of the colors is a faded green C8 Corvette color called Cacti and the other is a new gray color called the Sea Wolf Gray Tri Coat to replace the ceramic matrix gray color that Chevrolet had as an option for the C8 Corvette. Another color that went away is the Caffeine color (Rick refers to as Meatloaf) which replaced Zeus Bronze on the original 2020 C8 Corvette rollout. Also there is a new Riptide Blue Metallic color that is replacing the Elkhart Lake Blue color. They also removed white pearl metallic color and are allowing carbon flash metallic without the “70th” anniversary package.

C8 Corvette Colors removed starting with the Corvette E Ray

  • Caffeine Metallic
  • White Pearl Metallic
  • Elkhart Lake Blue
  • Ceramic Matrix Gray

Here you can see with the C8 Corvette Z06 Visualizer none of these colors are available yet. Also, as you will see below the wheel options and interior isn’t available yet either.

Corvette Eray

Here you can see some more details of the all new all wheel drive Hybrid C8 Corvette Eray from Aaron on Twitter. Which shows the Corvette Eray will have 605 Horsepower about 65 less Horsepower than the C8 Z06.

Also, all of the Corvette Erays shown in the leaked visualizer tool are full body color optioned cars without the option for carbon flash on the side vents or front or back bumper areas as shown before in the other C8 Corvette models like the Stingray and 2023 C8 Corvette Z06.

Massive C8 Corvette Leak. The 2024 ERay Visualizer was briefly leaked and boy is it packed with little secrets of what to expect. Lets break down all the information leaked so far and gathered. Things we find out in todays leak: -New 2024 Colors -Forward Collision Safety Tech is coming -Auto Start Stop -New Interior Colors -E-Ray Engine Insight -E-Ray Shares Z06 design and aero -Availability Timeline -E-Ray Trim Levels

New Corvette C8 E Ray Wheels

The C8 Corvette E Ray will have a new 5 spoke wheel that comes in a new Pearl Nickel, Bright Polished, Carbon Flash, and Satin Black with Blue Stripe options.

New Corvette C8 Eray Interior Color

In the 2024 Corvette E Ray visualizer a new interior color was spotted as well called Artemis to match the new Cacti exterior color.