C8 Corvette Z06 VIDEO Reviews! (Press Embargo LIFTED)

The press embargo has lifted and finally all the YouTubers that were given access to the New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 at PittRace Pittsburgh International Race Complex are able to share their real time VIDEO reviews of the all new C8 Z06.

And just like we have doing for the C8 Corvette Reviews we have made it easy for you to watch all the C8 Corvette Z06 reviews all in one place and will keep this post updated so bookmark, share, and link to this page to check back as more Automotive press release their reviews of the all new Mid Engine Corvette Z06

FIRST DRIVE IN THE C8 CORVETTE Z06 w/ Z07 PKG ON TRACK! *8K RPM SCREAMING POV*

 

This the first official drive and review of Chevrolet’s all-new C8 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Track Package on track! Featuring 671 horsepower, carbon fiber wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, and increased aero… Here’s how this all-new American Supercar performs!

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Track Review… Is the Non-Z07 Worth It?

This the first official drive and review of Chevrolet’s all-new C8 Corvette Z06 on track! Featuring 671 horsepower, a lightning fast DCT, an 8K RPM redline, and increased aero… Here’s how this all-new American Supercar performs!

2023 Corvette Z06 Review // The $100,000 Supercar

The 2023 Corvette C8 Z06 ($106,000 in the US, $128,000 starting in Canada) aspires to achieve a formidable goal: to slay supercar titans and crush its competition for a fraction of the cost. The mad scientists at Corvette say they designed it to have both the soul of a Ferrari 458 and the clinical speed of a Porsche GT2 RS. An extremely bold claim. 670 horsepower. 8600 rpm redline. This is the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 in any production car ever. Will it be able to live up to its mighty expectations? Thomas and James aim to find out. We hope you enjoy the episode. Thanks for watching! SUBSCRIBE!

The C8 Corvette Z06 is a Manic Track Car for the Street

Chevrolet invited us to Pitt Race for a first drive of the 2023 C8 Chevy Corvette Z06 and would you just LISTEN to it! The C8 Corvette Z06 is powered by a unique flat-plane crank 5.5L V8, naturally-aspirated making 670 HP and 490 lb-ft. It’s a screamer! We spent all morning on track at Pitt Race with the #c8z06 and C8 Z06 with Z07 performance package, then took a black C8 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary edition for a 3-hour road drive on some excellent back roads. Here’s what we think of the #CorvetteZ06! — 00:00 Intro & Walk-Around of C8 Z06 Exterior / Interior 03:29 C8 Z06 Driving Impressions 10:40 C8 Corvette Z06 Track Driving Thoughts 15:08 That’s All!

The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Is Ferrari’s Worst Nightmare

The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 could possibly be the most anticipated sports car of the year. From the very moment you step in the C8 Z06 your mind says “this…can’t be a Corvette.” That’s exactly what Chevrolet wanted you to think and what they have accomplished is astounding. They built a flat plane crank V8 completely from scratch with none of the drawbacks of a high revving engine. The Z06 actually in fact became the first car in years to have me sit back and ask myself “what time do we live in?” Ferrari better watch out – the Corvette is coming for you.

2023 Corvette C8 Z06 | Making Cars Great Again

We provide one of the most in-depth looks at the new 2023 Corvette C8 Z06. We talked to the engineers about the approach and difficulties of designing a 670HP naturally aspirated V8 in the modern age. With more exotic performance and a starting price of nearly $105,000, there will be plenty of discussions about how this resets the internal combustion supercar formula.

Is the NEW 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 a performance car WORTH the PRICE?

FIRST DRIVE: The C8 Z06 is here and Chevrolet is ready for the competition. This Corvette competes directly with Porsche 911 GT3, Ferrari F8 Tributo, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes AMG GT R and Audi R8. Under the engine cover is a 5.5L V8 that produces 670HP & is mated to an 8-speed DCT. On the outside you will find extra aero, wider stance and larger air intakes. On the inside there is a ton of carbon fiber, special steering wheel and custom interior options. Is the NEW 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 a performance car WORTH the PRICE?

Exclusive First 1/4 Mile: 2023 Corvette Z06 *New World Record*

In this video Emelia Hartford share the first Quarter Mile and 0 to 60 (zero to sixty) times in the all New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 which Chevrolet says is 10.6 quarter mile and 2.6 0 to 60.

You will notice Emelia Hartford takes off traction control and gets a better time and closer to the 10.6 quarter mile Chevrolet and General Motors says the car does.

Also, Chevrolet gives Emelia Hartford some insights on how to launch it quicker with rapid exit. In this scenario you hold both paddle shifters which puts it into neutral then let go of one of the shifters and then pull back the shifters again and you can hear the RPMs go higher for launch in the PTM Race 1 mode.

She also gets a lot better results with a prepped track vs no prep track using this mode. She also learns you can manually adjust the RPM and slip % on launch control so you are able to customize that to your liking.

  • Emelia Hartford Sets the NEW World Record for Quarter Mile time for the New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 at 10.51 seconds at 130.11 miles per hour
  • Emelia Hartford Sets new 0 to 60 record at 2.2 seconds for the C8 Corvette Z06
  • She customized the launch control to achieve these results.

Need a Car Cover for Your C8 Corvette? (5 Star Reviews)

As fall and soon winter starts to approach many parts of the states as we write the review in September of 2022 we thought we share some of the research we found of the best C8 Corvette Car Cover based on verified reviews and information we found online.


Even if your not storing your C8 Corvette away for the winter a Corvette C8 Car Cover can keep it protected from dust and dirt in their garages.

The Car Cover for the C8 Corvette we found online is also available directly from Amazon and has over 50 5 star verified reviews and keeps the cost down under $300.

This product you can get via Amazon Prime as well which is really nice.

Here is a visual of the Corvette C8 Car Cover by SR1 Performance and remember to use this link for the best price and shipping with Amazon prime.


Corvette C8 Car Cover Features

  • INDOOR USE : Recommended for indoor use only. Fits all 2020-2023 C8 Corvettes. This cover protects your Corvette from dust and dirt. Let’s face it, your car still gets dirty inside! This is the best indoor coverage and protection you can get.
  • SNUG CUSTOM FIT : The luxurious Ultraguard Stretch Satin Car Cover gives your car a snug fit so everyone can still appreciate the contours and lines of your Corvette. Made of stretch satin for a custom and tight fit. No sagging or wrinkles due to the stretchy material.
  • BREATHABLE : This unique material keeps dust away from your Corvette, yet allows it to breathe so that you won’t get moisture buildup even if your car is in storage! The soft inner layer protects your cars delicate finish and will not scratch the surface.
  • SUPERIOR LOOK : This cover has fewer seams for a superior look, compared to the patchwork look of other covers. Our soft, yet durable material will not rip or tear easily. Compared to the competition, our cover goes lower to the ground, covering EVERY INCH of your Vette!
  • *1 YEAR WARRANTY* & Includes a black storage bag.

Click here to purchase this Car Cover online directly through Amazon

National Corvette Museum Drive a Z06 Corvette Experience

Want to drive a C8 Corvette Z06?

Here’s your chance the National Corvette Museum just announced on Instagram they have two Drive a Z06 Corvette Experiences ranging from $1058.94 to $1482.94 each per adult on their website.

When we visited the website the first day available was November 14th, 2022 for either drive a C8 Corvette Z06 experience.

More Details below about the National Corvette Museum NCM Motorsports Park Drive a Z06 Corvette Experience.

DRIVE A Z06 CORVETTE

MSP the first and only commercialized track in the nation to offer consumer facing-driving experiences in the much-anticipated new Z06 Corvette.

Test the power and performance of this amazing vehicle, by driving four (4) laps (above highway speeds) in a lead/follow format around our 3.2-mile, 23 turn road course.

Z06 FAST PACK

The Z06 Bundle  will allow guests to experience four (4) lead/follow laps on track PLUS a “Zero to Sixty” launch on the straightaway and a Hot Lap driven by an MSP professional.

This add-on is designed to showcase the car’s performance capabilities in safe and fun environment.  The Z06’s will boast a V8 engine with roughly 670 horsepower and a redline of 8600 rpm that is sure to bring excitement to all sports car fans.

Motorsports Park website for more information here. Mention you found out about this on C8CorvetteBlog.com

Official Press Release

NCM MOTORSPORTS PARK
505 KIMBERLEE A. FAST DRIVE
BOWLING GREEN, KY 42103

844.977.7333 | “844.97SPEED”
OR 270.777.4509

725+ HP Tuned ProCharger C8 Corvette (Faster Than C8 Z06)

ProCharger Superchargers has just launched a new fully tuned factory stage II procharger for the Corvette C8. They are now the first company in the world that offers a way to boost the power of your C8 Corvette more than a C8 Corvette Z06.

They have a new fully calibrated Powertrain Control Module for supercharged C8 Corvette owners worried about their DCT or Dual Clutch Transmissions slipping as they are known to do in the over 650HP range.

Their new supercharger bolt on kit now provides 725 plus horsepower with an intercooled system for the Corvette C8. In the video below you will see they clocked in at 668HP to the wheel and then 652HP on the 2nd pull when it was running hotter. These were done on the Dyno Jet vs their Mustang dyno. They notice about a 10-12% drivetrain loss to crank.

They have been working on a refined super charger for the C8 Corvette since November, 2020 as we wrote about in these two articles below.

That’s right the Corvette C8 ProCharger Systems can now be ordered with fully tuned factory PCMs. Thanks to having full control over thousands and thousands of parameters, these systems can now offer customers up to 725+ horsepower even on the factory fuel system and pump gas. Plus the driveability is like none other, with the shift and clutch controls also being dialed in for the massive increase in HP.

ProCharger Superchargers Pricing

C8 Corvette ProCharger BUILD & PRICE

HO System starting at $17,498.
HO Tuner Kit Plus starting at $14,998.

Stage II System starting at $18,498
Stage II Tuner Kit starting at $14,498.

Pricing on these units vary by configuration.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing on this website reflects the June 30, 2022 Application Price Guide.

They also have very thorough information on their website you can find here and if you decide to get one mention C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you.

How to Fix Paint Chips on a Corvette C8?

Searching for ways to fix the paint chips especially on the front of your Corvette C8? In this video by NuHorizon C8 he provides a step by step solution.

In some cases Corvette C8 owners take the gamble and don’t add any paint protection film or PPF to their car. When this happens you can start acquiring paint chips along the way  especially in high frequency impact points like your front bumper or front hood and fenders.

In this video NuHorizon C8 on YouTube provides a really good detailed video on the step by step process of how to fix and repair paint chips on his Corvette C8. He tests two different products and processes and once you watch the video you will see some great results and outcome.

Regardless of the paint chip repair kit you use whether you go with AC Delco or the preferred Dr. Color Ship you will need really good micro fiber towels like the ones from Chemical guys and a BEST SELLER here on Amazon


Hello all. So its time to check out how the paint looks on the C8 Corvette after 28,000 Miles. I never installed Paint Protection Film, or PPF for short, and its time to see how many paint chips the C8 has collected and check out how effective two different paint chip repair kits can be at covering these up. Its a lot of good information and a good how a good paint chip repair kit can save your car from costly repaint work if you never installed PPF. Enjoy! TIMELINE:

0:00 Introduction 0:32 Paint Evaluation Post 28k Miles 1:39 Prepping Front Bumper Surface 2:08 AC Delco vs Dr Color Chip 2:18 AC Delco Apply How-to 3:39 Dr Colorchip Apply How-To 5:13 Best Paint Chip Repair Method to Use 5:54 Dr Color Chip Final Results 6:41 AC Delco Final Results 7:46 RESULTS SUMMARY

C8 Corvette Market Update, VIPs, & September Allocations

Rick Corvette Conti shares the latest C8 Corvette news from allocations to the new C8 Corvette Z06.

Some of the top points from the Latest C8 Corvette news

  • The selectable VIN is being abused with over 500 trying to select a low number VIN to help get a C8 Corvette Z06 faster
  • YES, Chevrolet and General Motors are choosing influencers and YouTubers for the C8 Corvette Z06 although they don’t need to with lists so long they can’t fulfill the orders
  • There are still a lot of parts and supply chain issues and Chevy Dealers are month to month on C8 Corvette allocations that change drastically each month
  • Rick shared a call where some people lower on the big dealer lists like Ciocca Corvette and MacMulkin were told to hold out if they wanted the Z07 package and a few did but now are screwed to wait until orders for the C8 Z06 start again in January 2023.

Need Side Skirts for Your C8 Corvette?

In this video by Paragon Performance they show how to install Verus Engineering Side Skirts. Verus Engineering is one of the options for side skirts for the Corvette C8 that you can find under $1,000.

Most of the aftermarket side skirts you will find are well over $2,000 so if you are looking for another option for your Corvette C8 side skirts under $1,000 check out these Verus Engineering Side Skirts you can find on Paragon Performance website.

C8 Corvette Side Skirts

For example these C8 Corvette Side Skirts in the video below were on sale at the time of this post for $649.99 and are usually priced at $799.00

The Verus Engineering Carbon Polyweave Side Splitter Kit completes the aerodynamic appearance of your Chevrolet C8 Corvette.

These units were designed specifically to flow with the factory rocker panel and feature a horizontal member which reduces the amount of high-pressure air making its way to the bottom side of the vehicle. This high-pressure air produces lift and by reducing this, we reduce lift on the chassis. This is specifically prevalent while the vehicle is in yaw or while turning.

• Reduce Lift (Increase Downforce)
• Improve Overall Aerodynamic Efficiency
• Reduce Lap Times • Increase Gas Mileage
• Will Not Grab and Bend Surfaces Like Aluminum Units
• Will Not Crack and Break Like Carbon and ABS Units
• Abrasive resistant while stiff

** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS POLYWEAVE – It is NOT CLEAR CARBON FIBER.  Polyweave will have some inconsistencies in the material.  THIS IS NOT FOR CAR SHOWS,  IT IS FOR RACE CARS!

If you would like to order these C8 Corvette Side Skirts click this link and put in the notes that you found them on C8CorvetteBlog.com

2023 Corvette Z06 at the Kansas City Auto Show

In this video by DriveItOut on YouTube he covers the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 convertible in Elkhart Lake Blue at the Kansas City Auto Show.

You get to see this C8 Z06 Convertible with the carbon fiber aero Z07 package spec and it looks amazing.

The Kansas City Auto Show was going on from September 8th until September 11th. If you missed it you should check out your local areas Auto Show if there is one so you don’t miss seeing the new Corvette Z06 in person. We put together a list of local Auto Shows below thanks to Auto Shows of North America.

Join us at the 2022 Kansas City International Auto Show for a quick walk-around review of the new Zo6 convertible!

Auto Shows of North America

North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show)

NAIAS is where future mobility innovations start. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to… Read More

Albany Auto Show

Over 150 new cars, trucks, and SUVs are driving into town  at the Times Union Center. The Albany Auto Show, the largest vehicle display and consumer show between Montreal and New York City, between Syracuse and Hartford, will… Read More

Arizona International Auto Show is from November 24th until November 27th, 2022. https://autoshowphoenix.com/

Central Florida International Auto Show

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Orange County Convention Center for the 2024-model Central Florida International Auto Show!

San Diego International Auto Show

The San Diego International Auto Show will return in December 2022.  It will feature over 400 over the latest new models, a dozen test drives, exotics, automotive products and much more! The show takes place at the San… Read More

Hampton Roads International Auto Show

The next Hampton Roads International Auto Show will be held January 13-15, 2023 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.hamptonroadsautoshow.com

Montreal Auto Show

The Montreal Auto Show is an institution, which was founded more than 100 years ago. Our goal, above all, is to stay true to our mission, and to continue offering Quebecers, a platform that allows them to discover… Read More

Philadelphia International Auto Show

The Philadelphia Auto Show is an annual auto show held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Buffalo Auto Show

The Buffalo Auto Show is Western New York’s  Premier New Vehicle Automotive Event! At the 2023 Auto Show visitors saw the latest and greatest new SUV’s, Hybrids, Minivans, High Performance and Economical Cars and Trucks on the road… Read More

Northeast International Auto Show

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Rhode Island Convention Center for the 2023 Northeast International Auto Show!

North Texas Auto Show

The 41st Annual North Texas Auto Show will return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in 2023. One of the most anticipated annual events the North Texas Auto Show is the ideal opportunity for consumers to see… Read More

Pittsburgh International Auto Show

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association is pleased to announce that the public can attend the 2023 Pittsburgh International Auto Show from the safety and comfort of home. Stay tuned for details regarding a spring event that will… Read More

Dayton Auto Show

Each year the Dayton Auto Show rolls into town with displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. See all your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, minivans, and motorcycles from 25 different manufacturers, and enjoy some… Read More

Cleveland Auto Show

The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring automotive selling season in Northern Ohio. Featuring concept, pre-production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show also includes an array of entertainment including sports and… Read More

Columbus International Auto Show

Each year the Columbus International Auto Show rolls into town with displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. See all your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, and minivans, go for a test drive or two,… Read More

Lehigh Valley Auto Show

Since its inception in 1998, the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show has been the region’s premier showcase for the newest and hottest automobile technology from Detroit and abroad. The 2023 Auto Show is the flagship event of the… Read More

Cincinnati Auto Expo

Whether you’re a prospective buyer and want to sit behind the wheel of your dream car, a motor head who can’t get enough of the cutting edge of what the automotive industry has to offer, or just love… Read More

Alabama International Auto Show

It will be a beautiful show featuring the 2023 model year domestic and import cars, light trucks, SUVs, hybrid vehicles of all sizes, and vans. Vehicles from manufacturers all over the world covering two levels of the Birmingham… Read More

Austin Auto Show

Established in August of 1946, the Austin Automobile Dealers Association has become a crucial resource for automobile dealers in the Austin area.

San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

The New San Antonio Auto and Truck Show (SAAS), produced by the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association, is a preeminent automotive event, bringing all things automotive to South Texas each November.  Dubbed “the largest showroom in South Texas”, Show

CarMax Offer for a 2023 70th Anniversary Edition C8 Corvette?

With interest rates rising the housing market and car market is starting to cool off and used car prices are starting to come down. In this video you will see Jump Squad Auto take his brand new 2023 70th Anniversary Edition C8 Corvette to Carmax to see what they would offer.

His C8 Corvette is fully loaded and has just over 200 miles on it. So far C8 Corvettes have dropped about 10% and the high end supercar and exotic car market is falling as well to compensate for the rise in interest rates.

Jump Squad Auto’s C8 Corvette has a MSRP sticker price at $98,800 but he paid over sticker for the car as he hints in the video. He does mention about $10k over is fair game.

In the end you will see CarMax offers him $102,000 so about $3k over sticker on this 70th Anniversary Carbon Flash Edition C8 Corvette Convertible.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 prices continued to decrease this year and what better way to test the market then to take my 2023 C8 Corvette to CarMax. What did CarMax offer for the 70th Anniversary Edition. Consumer spending and confidence is falling and so are car prices. Almost 10% dip in corvette pricing at auction and wholesale since the start of the calendar year.