C8 Corvette vs Acura NSX, Which is Better?

Check out this video review comparison of the C8 Corvette vs the Acura NSX (2nd Gen) by YouTuber RacerX.

In this video you can see the C8 Corvette Naturally Aspirated 495 Horsepower V8 Mid Engine set up vs. the Hybrid Twin Turbo V6 Acura NSX that has 3 electric motors and 573 Horsepower.

Also, the pricing is a very big difference when you can get a base model 1LT C8 Corvette starting at $60k and even Used Acura NSX models are selling for over double or $120k plus!

We shared another C8 Corvette vs Acura NSX  from Speed Phenom as well and he gives more of a track comparison too.

Searching for C8 Corvette Carbon Fiber Parts?

As more and more C8 Corvettes are produced many C8 Corvette owners look to modify their C8 Corvettes with Carbon Fiber parts, wheels, lowering kits, and engine mods.

One of the parts that was hard to find and General Motors and Chevrolet had a shortage of and even stopped selling was their high wing spoiler and well as the C8 Corvette carbon fiber aero kit they offered with side skirts and front lip.

One company we found that is high quality and really stands out nicely is Racing Sport Concepts. They were the first company to build a carbon fiber rear spoiler for the C8 Corvette that has that duck bill look.

We noticed it on Gabe Florido’s C8 Corvette that is very popular on Instagram. He also just added the Racing Sport Concepts carbon fiber diffuser for the C8 Corvette they sell as well.

C8 Z06 Testing Launch Control? (VIDEO)

Check out this video from Rick Corvette Conti where it shows the C8 Z06 testing pre production mule using launch control.

The engine has that high pitch Ferrari 458 sound and is very similar to the C8.R Racing Corvette that has a 5.5L flat plane crank engine. The new DOHC engine makes 500 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque in race trim but could easily exceed 600 hp when uncorked.

Recently we shared another video of more C8 Z06 and possibly C8 ZR1 Corvettes testing and some of them had a center exhaust.

Here’s another video from Road and Track and possibly the original source of the video.

C8 Corvette Z06 Launch Sounds! Acceleration Runs, Flat-Plane Engine Noise

Spy video shows a C8 Z06 prototype testing its launch control—and sounding an awful lot like the flat-plane-crank V-8 in Ferrari’s last naturally aspirated mid-engine machine.

2022 C8 Corvette Z06 Testing LAUNCH CONTROL in the WILD! FLAT PLANE CRANK CONFIRMED! Sounds AMAZING!

 

LISTEN TO THE NEW C8 CORVETTE Z06 WAIL LIKE A FERRARI! *9K RPM + LAUNCH CONTROL*

Full analysis of the latest video to break the news of the C8 Z06 in Milford, Michigan proving grounds for Chevrolet testing, and then a sound comparison to the NA Ferrari 458 Italia!

Late Model Racecraft Titanium C8 Corvette Exhaust (VIDEO)

Check out this video of Late Model Racecraft’s titanium C8 Corvette cat back exhaust.

They first dyno the C8 Convertible and get a baseline of about 426 horsepower before they add American Racing headers and a titanium cat back exhaust.

American Racing headers have been proven to improve horsepower vs. just the sound compared to other C8 Corvette headers on the market.

Should I SELL My C8 Corvette For the New Z06?

There have been more and more sightings of the next-generation high-performance C8 Corvettes (Z06 & ZR1)!

It looks like the Z06 might just be around the corner. With that news, we get into why now might be the time to make bold moves.

Learn in this video if Speed Phenom is going to sell is C8 Corvette Z51 Stingray to purchase the C8 Corvette Z06

Also, if you are a current C8 Corvette Stingray owner whether you have the Z51 package or not are you going to sell your C8 Corvette to make room for a C8 Corvette Z06?

It is for sale and tell Speed Phenom C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you if you watched this video and learned it here first!

Complete Street Performance Twin Turbo C8 Corvette (VIDEO)

Complete Street Performance has been working on this Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Setup for a very long time and now its perfect. No Check Engine Lights, No Shenanigan’s. This setup will be emissions legal and still add 200+ RWHP to your base model C8! Its the perfect daily driver with no drawbacks, and here’s my honest review of it. It delivers 650 Horsepower to the wheel.

They made this Twin Turbo set up so its seamless and to make sure there are no check engine lights and everything works perfect like launch control and no compromise.

Also, they will be offering a Stage 2 Twin Turbo Kit with upgraded Dodson clutches similar to Cicio Performance in Atlanta.

They are launching their first 5 production kits and they passed emissions.

Does the CSP Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Pass Emissions?

Today we take our Twin Turbo C8 Corvette to our neighbors Automotive Intelligence to do a thorough PA Emissions Test with no gimmicks. Our goal was to design the setup to be 50 state legal. Does it pass the first hurdle?

CLOSE UP VIDEO shows NEW C8 Corvette Z06/ZR1

Check out this video from HorsePower Obsessed video as he covers C8 Z06 News and C8 ZR1 News with mules and pre production models being spotted and discussed on the C8 Corvette forums and Corvette Blogs.

David Wesel spotted them in Marietta, Ohio and took a ton of great photos and videos of C8 Corvette test mules Z06 and ZR1.

Also, you can see in the video and pictures that it looks like General Motors and the Corvette Engineers at Chevrolet are trying to hide the fact in the center exhaust the two outer tips are smaller and could possibly be the waste gates of a Twin Turbo set up. They think based on the interior and from inside sources its more likely the Z06 won’t come out until 2023 vs. 2022.

Another YouTuber Brink of Speed shares his take on the C8 Z06, C8 ZR1 Prototypes.

New UP-CLOSE VIDEO of the C8 Z06, ZR1 & E-Ray Corvette’s! BEST Z06 REVS yet & MORE!

Per the video: Today, I can’t wait to show you this up-close video of the Z06, ZR1, and E-Ray Corvette’s. This video and pictures were taken by David Wesel, and let me tell you, he did an amazing job. My favorite part though is the loud revs from the Z06. They are the best yet that I’ve heard. Enjoy, ladies and gentlemen.

 

In this video by Speed Phenom where what he says makes the most sense is that its not a bunch of different models. It’s most likely just the C8 Corvette Z06 they are working on with different variants.

NEW Z06 Corvettes Hiding in Plain Sight! What They ALL Got Wrong…

Rick Corvette Conti shares his thoughts on these test mules and possible C8 Corvette Z06 variants as well.

CORVETTE TEST CARS CAUGHT IN OHIO ~ MANY DIFFERENT VARIANTS!

C8 Corvette Today Versus The C5 Corvette Decades Ago

Comparing the C5 and C8 Corvette models is very much like comparing a high-end desk computer available in the 1990s with the Apple iPad available in 2021. In some respects, it’s also a bit of apples vs. oranges since the intent of the C5 design by Chevrolet was very different from where it went with the C8.

A Car Designed for Solving Problems

The C5 Corvette released in 1997 was a paradigm shift for Chevrolet. It needed a corvette that was far more responsive to efficient production expectations, it needed to be a step away from the past and the complexity of builds that became part heavy for the sake of iterations layered on top of each other. The vehicle had to produce a return to power again, something that had frustrated buyers tremendously in the early 1990s and produced very weak vehicles that soured the public’s taste in Chevy performance vehicles.

c5 corvette

A key factor of the C5’s success started with its simplicity in design. Using 1,500 less parts than the prior corvette model, the car was going to be far easier to construct, adding a huge benefit on the production side. In terms of physical design, the C5 changed the wheelbase and spread it out further with a flatter windshield, a greater slope in the front to reduce wind drag, and a sleeker look over all. Bottom line, what was a fast car visual became even faster-looking. However, unlike Chevy issues of the early 1990s, the C5 was not just appearance only; it actually produced hard results in terms of power and performance.

The engine block packed in a V8 powerhouse in the form of the LS1 for the base model C5 corvette and LS6 for the Z06. Built as a 5.7 liter assembly, it put out 345 hp. The suspension was beefed up with a Z-51 system as well as a redesign of the brake system that produces a 125-foot stop at 60 mph. The entire car was stabilized structurally with an aluminum tube designed for heavy power stress and torque.

The flagship of the C5 was the Z06 model, which included the LS6 engine package and the FE4 suspension. This particular souped-up design put out an even more powerful 385 hp. Once the additional weight changes were taken off the vehicle, the vehicle was reaching 405 hp by 2002. Again, the C5 was really a package of multiple worlds: production efficiency improvement, sleeker design to match modern expectations, and a respectable power output.

A Power Sports Car Upgrade for the 2020s

The C8 Corvette, released approximately 22 years after the C5, provides a tremendous step up from prior models. Keep in mind, two other model versions had already been designed and built after the C5 and before the C8. With the release of the C8, the Corvette now produced for an owner the 6.2 liter V8 engine based on an LT2 block design, producing 495 hp. It’s a 30 to 35HP increase over the C7 and well up to 150HP increase over the much earlier C5 Corvette.

c8 corvette

Interestingly, the C8 is a heavier car. It added almost 200 pounds over the prior C7 model but only about 100 pounds over the C5 which was designed for being light to add speed. However, all of that weight translates to power, which produces a C8 vehicle that jumps to 60 mph in under 3 seconds (2.8 seconds to be exact).  It was also a reduction of one second’s time from the fastest C7 clock. In terms of stopping power the C8 arrives from 70 mph to 0 in 149 feet, again an amazing amount of braking power applied at full speed.

The C8 transmission is a departure from previous years in that it will only be produced with an automatic transmission. However, while there’s no manual transmission option going forward, the automatic version is a dual-clutch design, responsive steering wheel paddle control as well as heavily computerized performance.

The C8 transmission is a departure from previous years in that it will only be produced with an automatic transmission. However, while there’s no manual transmission option going forward, the automatic version is a dual-clutch design, responsive steering wheel paddle control as well as heavily computerized performance. The above said, there is still ongoing discussion about a manual version running around and might be in development, but there isn’t a lot of confirmation per se on the matter, more conjecture. It would be an odd departure as well given so much was invested in the commitment to the automatic transmission mode versus prior versions like the T56 transmission and the LS6 compatible packages.

In short, the C8 Corvette and the C5 were both groundbreaking designs for their releases, but to compare the two side-by-side would be silly. Their build intent was very different and they were produced for very different markets and times.

How to Install a C8 Corvette Steering Wheel (Carbon Fiber ect..)

Check out this how to STEP by STEP installation video from Paragon Performance on how to change your C8 Corvette steering wheel to something nicer like their Carbon Fiber steering wheel they offer.

Per their video “NEW product release! Our own Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Steering wheel! Stand out from the rest and replace your OEM Steering wheel with a carbon fiber version. This is a direct OEM replacement. All you need to do is transfer your OEM buttons and switches. Alex walks you through step by step in this detailed instructional video!”

C8 Corvette Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Install! – How to – Paragon Performance

If you decide to purchase their C8 Corvette Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel mention you found this post and their video on C8CorvetteBlog.com

C8 Corvette or Shelby GT500.. Which is BETTER at the Track?

Check out this video by Woman Driven on YouTube where she compares a C8 Corvette and a Shelby GT500 on the track at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas.

She mentions, the Chevy C8 Corvette and the Ford Shelby GT500 are two cars that I’ve been meaning to drive and test out. Driving the C8 and the GT500 on a road course, is likely the best way to get a feeling of the overall performance both of them have to offer. Let’s just say, one drove much better than the other.

Watch the C8 Corvette vs Shelby GT500