TJ Hunt’s C8 Corvette is BACK at Late Model Racecraft

TJ Hunt got us! We thought he got his C8 Corvette back from Late Model Racecraft but in today’s video you will see he is CHANGING the Engine on his Twin Turbo C8 Corvette to a 1,500 HorsePower set up

He wants to beat Emelia Hartford who currently has the World’s Fastest C8 Corvette in the low 9.3-9.4 range in the quarter mile.

TJ Hunt is also putting custom clutches (not Dodson Clutches) in his C8 Corvette too. Late Model Racecraft mentioned they noticed with the Fuel Tech Twin Turbo C8 Corvette the Dodson clutches reached a limit as well.

Introducing Corvette’s NEW 1500HP Motor! Fastest in the WORLD!!

IT’S HERE!!! This is HOLDING BACK TJ’s C8 Corvette TWIN TURBO from GOING FAST

TJ Hunt’s C8 Corvette finally get the dual clutches it needs to handle the new 1,500 Horsepower engine. They also upgrade the fuel lines with a crimped fitting to withstand alcohol or meth injection.

Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City Website Live

As we mentioned in a recent post about Kerbeck Chevrolet selling to Ciocca dealership group they have already redirected the website and changed all the signage to Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City.

Ciocca Corvette website live!

In a recent video with Zipity’s Garage on YouTube the General Manager mentioned everything is the same, sales people are still there, and they are doing their very best to keep up with the Kerbeck Chevrolet traditions of going to Corvettes of Carlisle and local charities.

Zipity’s Garage also filmed the dealership inventory and new Ciocca Corvette signage.

KERBECK CORVETTE is now CIOCCA CORVETTE – Inventory Walk & Meet the new General Manager

All orders placed with Kerbeck remain in place and unchanged.

You can see that at their order page right here.

Ciocca Dealerships Group Buys Kerbeck Chevrolet Now Ciocca Corvette

We first heard about Ciocca Dealerships Group buying Kerbeck Chevrolet on Matthew Beaver’s Instagram story over the weekend.  Matt Beaver works for a competitor Chevrolet dealer in the area Whitmoyer Chevrolet.

This is big news because Kerbeck Chevrolet has been the number one selling corvette dealer in the United States based in Atlantic City, NJ.

Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City

The new store will be called Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City so it looks like they still have a Corvette Sales focus why would they not.

Not sure how this effects any C8 Corvette lists last time we tried to get on their C8 Corvette Z06 list they didn’t even have one or wouldn’t take our name down but 4 other stores have, two of which took a deposit.

YouTuber HorsePower Obsessed Talks About Kerbeck Chevrolet being sold in this video

Also, here are some more sources for information about Kerbeck Chevrolet selling their dealership to Ciocca Dealerships Group and turning it into Ciocca Corvette.

CORVETTE WORLD GETS A BIG SHAKEUP

Kerbeck Corvette Sold To Ciocca Dealerships Group

Ciocca Dealerships Group –  Ciocca Corvette

Welcome to Ciocca Dealerships, where we proudly serve the Souderton, West Chester, Harrisburg, Williamsport, State College and Princeton and Flemington, NJ, areas with a wide selection of new Audi, Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, and Volkswagen vehicles and quality pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs. Visit any of our dealerships for the best in sales and service. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, and our goal is to put you behind the wheel of the new or used vehicle that is right for you while providing only the best customer service.

Ciocca Dealerships

Update: Kerbeck.com now redirects to the new Ciocca Corvette of Atlantic City website – https://www.cioccacorvette.com/

KERBECK CORVETTE NOW CIOCCA CORVETTE – MEET THE NEW GENERAL MANAGER

C8 Corvette Z06 Delayed Until 2023?

Many C8 Corvette News YouTubers are making videos about the C8 Corvette Z06 being delayed until 2023 because of an article GM Authority wrote.

However, Chevrolet and General Motors hasn’t confirmed this news. It does make sense since Chevy is already having a hard time fulfilling the current base model C8 Stingray orders which started with the UAW strike, then Covid, and now part and chip shortages that are effecting the entire car market.

Here are the videos and leave a comment on what you think about when the C8 Z06 will come out and if you are on a list for one or not.

We are currently on 4 lists for the C8 Z06 and already built out our current C8 Corvette Z51 3LT. Recently, sold our NSX and ordered a Tesla Model S Plaid too. So we are done with building our current C8 Corvette and just going to wait on the C8 Z06 which if it does come in 2023 I bet a lot of people drop off the lists that some of these Chevy dealers like Criswell, MacMulkin, and Whitmoyer already created.

I bet Chevrolet or Executive Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter will give an update by  the end of August at Corvettes at Carlisle

The C8 Corvette Z06 CONFIRMED to be DELAYED to 2023 or LATER!

Heart Breaking Z06 NEWS! How will this AFFECT your C8 Corvette PLANS?

Will the C8 Corvette Platform Ever Put Out Tesla Model S Plaid Numbers?

So if you are a car person not just Corvette or C8 Corvette I’m sure you have seen by now Tesla launch their new Tesla Model S Plaid edition and are putting up low 9 second quarter mile runs as well as under 1.99 0 to 60 numbers too.

Tesla Plaid Model S Fastest Quarter Mile (1/4) Pass By One of the First 25 Owners

Not only are the new Tesla Plaid performance numbers insane from the factory, there is less headaches worrying about transmissions, mods, ect…

And the Tesla Plaid is beating other production cars like the McLaren P1, McLaren Senna, Porsche GT2 RS, and Lamborghini Huracan at the race track at Leguna Seca

When the C8 Corvette came out one of the first things every owner noticed with the mid engine set up how crazy fast the 0 to 60 launch control was for a base model stingray Z51 car in the 2.5-2.9 range we have seen documented online. But the Tesla Plaid 4 door sedan already beat this and every other $1 million plus super or hyper car in production.

Tesla Plaid vs Nissan GTR on E85

As I mentioned this is the base model C8 currently and there have been talks of a C8 Corvette E-Ray with electric or hybrid technology and the C8 Corvette Zora which based on this Tesla Model S Plaid performance our guess is going to be FULL Electric 1000HP+ to compete. But who knows by then since Chevrolet and General Motors are already having a tough time filling the demand and orders for the base model Stingray Z51 C8 Corvette and it looks like even the C8 Z06 is being pushed back until 2023.

That’s still 2 years away and giving Tesla 2 more years with this Plaid technology leads us to believe its going to be a hard time for any manufacturer to catch up.

Tesla Plaid Event (All the details on the Tesla Plaid Performance (0 to 60, acceleration, 1/4 mile ect…)

PLAID DRAG STRIP TESTING * Tesla Model S Plaid full performance tests

 

UPDATE VIDEO Service Technician going OVER 100MPH in C8 Corvette

JaySmizle on YouTube just released an update to the C8 Corvette Service Tech going 100MPH!

Per JaySmizle’s YouTube Video description and in the video he said YouTube is giving him a hard time with “privacy” concerns with his C8 Corvette recording a service technician which a C8 Corvette feature.

This is an update to those who are interested in my situation documented in my previous video I will now be filing a formal complaint with the CA Bureau of Automotive Repair (B.A.R). Im only considering filing criminal charges for CVC 22348 (b)- Driving over 100MPH on a state highway for now because as you all know I have the video evidence!

You can watch his video update here to see what he has to say about the situation as it stands.

UPDATE VIDEO to service technician going OVER 100MPH in my C8 Corvette 06/18/2021

How to Change the DCT Filter on a C8 Corvette

Check out this step by step video on how to change out the transmission filter on the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) on the C8 Corvette.

Paragon Performance created this awesome video which not only shows you the process of changing your C8 Corvette DCT filter but the tools you need and how to do it.

Per their DCT Filter Change video

GM recommends changing your contaminated DCT Filter on your C8 Corvette at only 7500 miles!

Don’t skip out on the maintenance to risk damage to your transmission. Paragon Performance walks you through the entire process, step by step!

Replace at the following mileages: 7,500 mi 22,500 mi 45,00 mi 67,500 mi 90,000 mi 112,500 mi 135,00 mi

Also, visit Paragon Performance and tell them C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you for the transmission fluid, filter, or any C8 Corvette aftermarket parts you need!

RDB LA Widebody C8 Corvette Project (VIDEO)

Check out this latest video from RDB LA talking about their new RDB LA Widebody C8 Corvette Project that is going to take about a month.

They are using Sigala Designs Widebody kit which is more of a mold vs. bolt on wide body kit Rocket Bunny Design from Pandem USA company.

They are also going to put one off RDB LA wheels on their widebody C8 Corvette. You can learn more starting at about 8 minutes into this video.

2022 C8 Corvette Price Increase Announced! (New Options)

Chevrolet has announced new information on the 2022 C8 Corvette along with a special edition C8 Corvette Stingray that they will limit to 1,000 cars.

Per their press release on the new 2022 C8 Corvette

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES SPECIAL EDITION 2022 CORVETTE STINGRAY

To celebrate Corvette C8.R IMSA GTLM 2020 season dominance, Corvette Stingray enters model year 2022 with special edition, plus new exterior color and spoiler options

Chevrolet took over the Raceway at Belle Isle Park today to celebrate Corvette Racing’s dominant 2020 season by introducing the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition.

In left-hand drive markets, Chevrolet will release just 1,000 of these distinctively styled Corvettes, which resemble the No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C8.R race cars. These special edition supercars were designed to commemorate the mid-engine Corvette C8.R’s inaugural season. In 2020, Corvette Racing swept IMSA’s sports car championship series, taking the Manufacturers, Drivers and Team titles.

Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia drove coupe and convertible No. 3 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Editions across Belle Isle’s MacArthur Bridge and onto the track. Teammate Nick Tandy led on track in a Corvette Stingray convertible, the official pace car of the 2021 Detroit Grand Prix. Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner followed the group in the No. 4 Corvette C8.R race car.

“Racing has been part of the Corvette’s DNA from nearly the beginning,” said Laura Klauser, General Motors Sports Car Program manager. “Both the Corvette Stingray and C8.R have seen tremendous success capitalizing on the benefits of a mid-engine platform – and we’re just getting started.”

Corvette Racing shined during IMSA’s 2020 sports car championship series, capturing six victories and seven pole positions, and setting the fastest class race laps in six events. During the 2020 series, Chevrolet won the GT Manufacturers title – its 13th since 2001. Taylor, Garcia and the No. 3 Corvette C8.R crew won the GTLM Drivers and Team championships.

The C8.R races on home turf in Detroit for the first time Saturday, June 12. The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic will air live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

IMSA GTLM Championship Edition
The 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is based on the 3LT trim with Z51 Performance Package. Each car includes Corvette Racing-themed graphics packages. Accelerate Yellow No. 3 editions feature gray graphics and Hypersonic Gray No. 4 editions feature yellow accents.

Additional exterior content (varies by market):

  • High-wing spoiler in Carbon Flash
  • Yellow brake calipers
  • Black Trident design wheels, with the “Jake” logo on the center caps, and black lug nuts
  • Exterior mirrors in Carbon Flash
  • Black side rockers
  • Splash guards

Inside, the Special Edition features a Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray cabin that mimics the exterior yellow and gray racing theme, with standard GT2 seats (Competition Sport seats are available), along with yellow seat belts and a C8.R Special Edition numbered plaque.

Each car comes with a custom-fitted indoor car cover rendered to the appearance of the No. 3 or No. 4 Corvette C8.R race car, per each Special Edition’s color and graphic scheme.

The IMSA GTLM Championship Edition package starts at $6,595. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes tax.

Corvette for 2022
In addition to the all-new IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, the 2022 Corvette Stingray lineup features three new exterior colors: Hypersonic Gray, Caffeine and Amplify Orange Tintcoat1. A new low-profile rear spoiler and the Z51 design front splitter will be offered on non-Z51 models.

Corvette Stingray’s LT2 6.2L V-8 engine enters 2022 with an upgraded direct injection fuel system, improved engine calibration and an enhanced Active Fuel Management range. It remains rated at 490 horsepower or 495 horsepower, with the available performance exhaust system. Driving through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, a Z51-equipped model is capable of 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds2.

The mid-engine Corvette Stingray is offered in coupe and convertible models in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims, with the Z51 Performance Package available on all trims. Magnetic Ride Control is available with or without the Z51 Performance Package. Coupes include a removable roof panel that stores in the rear trunk, and convertibles include a power-retractable hardtop.

Dual cargo compartments offer a total of 12.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, with a trunk large enough for two sets of golf clubs.

The 2022 Corvette Stingray visualizer is now live on Chevrolet.com. Dealers will begin taking orders July 1, starting at $62,195, including destination freight charge, for coupe models and $69,695, including DFC, for the convertible. The MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Bowling Green Assembly will begin model year 2022 production in late third quarter.

Also, C8 Corvette YouTube has blown up with videos about the new 2022 C8 Corvette if you would like to learn more visually from these videos.

5 Things I HATE About My 2021 CORVETTE C8

Check out these “5 Things I HATE About My 2021 CORVETTE C8” videos that are starting to pop up on YouTube.

The “5 Things I HATE About My 2021 CORVETTE C8” is a trend on YouTube like taking your exotic or supercar to Carmax to get a quote and “5 Things I Like/Love About ….” whatever a automotive YouTuber has.