C8 Corvette Ownership 4k Miles Later

Check out this video from YouTuber Brink of Speed explain how his first 4,000 miles in the new Mid Engine C8 Corvette has went from driving like a grandpa to doing many launch control launches and getting a 2.6 Zero to 60 time!

He explains overall his experience has been great and even the minor issues like door noise at higher highway speed was fixed pretty easily by his local Chevy Dealership.

Also if you like this video we have covered another YouTuber talk about his experience driving the C8 Corvette over 8,000 miles and the common myths or misconceptions about the C8 Corvette.

Stock Exhaust (Non Z51) vs. Performance Exhaust Z51 C8 Corvette

Curious what the upgraded Z51 Performance Exhaust sounds like vs a stock non Z51 exhaust for the $5,000 upgrade which includes more features as well?

Check out this video from MidwestRide where he give a video comparison of each exahust and you can tell the Performance Exhaust is a lot louder especially from the inside of the car.

What do you think is the Performance Exhaust on the C8 Corvette worth it?

Sound comparison between the Performance Exhaust (Z51) vs. Stock Exhaust (Non-Z51). Both filmed on same camera (Canon M50) AND same Microphone (Rode VideoMic Pro+)

Everything You Wanted to Know About StreetSpeed717

If you love corvettes one person you have to follow on YouTube and Instagram is StreetSpeed717. StreetSpeed717 (Mike Hyssong (per road and track below)) built his channel because of his hard work, gopro skills, love of cars, and Corvettes!

He had one of the first Rapid Blue Wrapped C8 Corvette that just got Twin Turbos  by Late Model Racecraft but has had at least 4 or 5 corvettes prior including C5, C6, C7s, and now a C7 ZR1, and C6 ZR1.


StreetSpeed717 ZR1

Here is a video of StreetSpeed717’s 1000+ horsepower C7 ZR1 build he got done at Late Model Racecraft. Late Model Racecraft in Texas is StreetSpeed717’s go to performance shop for all his corvettes currently as a few other corvette performance shops  he used locally in Pennsylvania where he lives didn’t work out.

StreetSpeed717 Net Worth

Our educated guess with videos below from him showing many times how much he makes we will go with at least 2 million in net worth.

Based on StreetSpeed717 saying he makes about $80k on average per car giveaway with Inshane Designs, 30-50k per month from YouTube Ad revenues, and the ability to buy 5 to 6 cars at a time like it’s nothing including a Lamborghini Urus and a $800k+ Lamborghini Aventador we would guess it’s at least 2 million in net worth.

He recently went house hunting with his soon to be wife Gina as well and they also are buying a vacation house in the Outerbanks of North Carolina. Again he’s very transparent on YouTube and Instagram about all of this. As well as having a house custom built in the summer of 2022.

And now Mike and Gina have their own “Family style” vlog to gain even more YouTube ad revenue and other sponsorship or giveaway opportunities down the line along with diversification with StreetSpeed717’s income.

StreetSpeed717 Girlfriend, Fiancé, Wife Gina

StreetSpeed717’s girlfriend and soon to be wife is Gina Colada. Mike and Gina have a separate YouTube Channel and videos that show their life, vacations, family, dogs etc..

Gina Colada is the owner of “Frenchie’s Bakery” a play on their love for French bulldogs and bulldogs in general.

Gina has all of this on her Instagram profile.

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Mike StreetSpeed717 recently bought his girlfriend and soon to be wife Gina a Lamborghini Urus as well.

StreetSpeed717 C8 Corvette

StreetSpeed717 Mike was one of the first to get a C8 Corvette thanks to the hook up he has with his buddy Matt Beaver at Whitmoyer Chevrolet. And he is set to be the first allocation for the C8 Corvette Z06 from Matt Beaver at Whitmoyer Chevy as well.

As soon as order are allowed to hit the system the Beav has StreetSpeed717’s corvette C8 or any corvette order ready to hit good old Bowling Green Kentucky with some Pennsylvania Corvette order love.

Once Mike Streetspeed717 got his C8 Corvette with another YouTuber TJ Hunt he wrapped it Rapid Blue since Rapid Blue was a color that could of stopped him from getting his Corvette C8 so quick since it was one of those colors the Bowling Green, KY plant wasn’t going to do right away.

Here are some StreetSpeed717 C8 Corvette videos before he had it shipped to Late Model Racecraft in Texas for months on end getting Twin Turbos installed.

StreetSpeed717 Car Giveaways

Mike StreetSpeed717 has been on a tear with Car Giveaways with Inshane Designs. He noticed the trend with companies like Omaze, 80Eighty, and just social media influencers in general using Car Giveaways to make money, sell merch, and get more views, likes, comments and engagement on their social media profiles or YouTube Videos.

In several YouTube videos StreetSpeed717 mentioned he has made about $80,000 on a car giveaway after splitting it with Inshane Designs, paying for the car, and any expenses on mods they do to the car giveaway.

The car giveaways are a win win for StreetSpeed717 because it helps his channel, brand, and makes him another $50-80k per every 2 months or so which is usually the average car giveaway contest time. This is why we included this new revenue stream in his net worth above as well.

That adds another $250k-$500k easy to his net worth each year.

He also did a C8 Corvette giveaway that had some nice Carbon Fiber parts on it as well as Brixton Forge Wheels.

UPDATE: We Do What To StreetSpeed717’s Twin Turbo C8?!?!

Check out this video from Late Model Racecraft where they put StreetSpeed717’s back to stock for sale and removing the whole Twin Turbo system.

StreetSpeed717 JUMPS TRX and GETS fined $53,000

Per Road and Track:

In a York County, Pennsylvania court appearance on Tuesday, the YouTuber, Michael Hyssong, was ordered to pay $53,000 in restitution to repair damages done to the creek during his stunt driving in the video mentioned above, as well as several other videos published to his YouTube channel showing him driving the Ram through the creek.

“I had no idea it was illegal to drive through a creek,” Hyssong told the York Daily Record. “I’m an outdoors guy. I hike and I’ve never even littered in my life. I’m not the type to destroy natural resources.”

Hyssong was also accepted into Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (ARD), a “pre-trial diversion program for individuals with limited or no prior record” that focuses on community service, according to the official Chester County, Pennsylvania website. Should Hyssong complete the program within a year, his record will be wiped clean.

Per The Drive:

YouTuber Street Speed 717, whose real name is Mike Hyssong, has been posting videos of the TRX ever since purchasing the truck in January. In total, Hyssong posted nine videos of the TRX documenting its destruction and sale. It appears that selling the truck didn’t get him out of trouble with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, though, who caught wind of his viral videos as it readied charges against him related to his YouTube antics.

StreetSpeed717 Getting a C8 Corvette Z06

In this video Streetspeed717 goes to Landers McLarty Chevrolet in Alabama to order a second C8 Corvette Z06 and see one of the C8 Z06 Dealer tour cars.

Also, he checks in with Whitmoyer Chevy and talks to the Beav about his C8 Corvette Z06 with him which is their first order.

You could win Jeff Gordon’s Corvette and $10,000 cash!*

Each year Jeff donates his personal Corvette to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The Corvette program has raised nearly $9 million for pediatric cancer research to find less toxic, more effective treatments for the No. 1 cause of death by disease for kids.

Here is a link to all the information you need to know on how to win a Corvette and help their program raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Total win win for the cause and people that love the new C8 Corvette.

Go and donate and get a ticket here

You can find past winners and more importantly read about the cause and survivor stories.

The Best Trailer To Take Your C8 Corvette to the Drag Races

As the C8 Corvette keeps getting produced and with production restarting more and more C8s are going to finally get to dealerships and their respective owners.

As they do some will want to customize their C8 Corvette or even Drag Race it.

Here is a great video from Trailer World in Bowling Green Kentucky that shows the ease and perfect specs for a C8 Corvette Trailer that has a tilt and works great with the C8 Corvettes with a Front lift

This way if you want to trailer your C8 Corvette to the drag races, trips, on a vacation or keep the miles of it on a long haul somewhere before you set up and wreck shop driving your C8 on a track or around town at your final destination.

Per Trailer World Bowling Green Kentucky Video:

We had a local customer bring his new C8 Corvette by to load on an Aluma 8218 Tilt Bed. This new Corvette has the ability to raise the front end high enough to load without need the jump ramps to get started.

2020 C8 Corvette vs 2021 C8 Corvette Difference, Updates, NEW Adds!

If you are wondering what is the difference between the 2020 C8 Corvette and the 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray models we have a list of the updates, differences, and add ons below.

NEW FOR 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray

  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension available without Z51 (FE2)
  • Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
  • Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior color
  • Silver Flare Metallic exterior color
  • Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior color
  • New Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package colors: Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow
  • Stinger Stripes in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver
  • Driver mode on-screen visualization and new track digital tachometer
  • Standard Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds; this feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving

Also, per Chevrolet they break down everything from interior, to exterior, and engine of the current 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Model vs. the 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray base model and z51 model packages.

Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical ingenuity and attainability. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray retains carryover pricing – the same as the introductory model – with MSRP starting at $59,995 for the coupe and $67,495 for the convertible. Both models include destination freight charge.

“Our mission was to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the mid-engine Corvette brought following its launch and are keeping it fresh with new content for the 2021 model.”

C8 Corvette ENGINE & CHASSIS: The next-generation LT2 is paired with Chevrolet’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which provides lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfer.

  • Engine: 6.2L LT2 V-8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management
  • Transmission: eight-speed dual-clutch with manual and automatic modes
  • Driver Mode Selector – six modes: Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, and MyMode and Z Mode customizable modes
  • Brakes: four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc, four-piston calipers (12.6-inch front rotors, 13.3-inch rear rotors)
  • NEW: Available Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension without Z51 (FE2), which reads the road better, providing more precise data through suspension-mounted accelerometers
  • Available Z51 Performance Package: Z51 performance brakes, Z51 performance suspension (FE3), performance exhaust, performance final drive ratio, electronic limited-slip differential, Z51 rear spoiler, front splitter, 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear summer-only, high-performance tires and heavy-duty cooling system
  • Z51 Performance (FE4) with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, includes Performance Traction Management
  • Front lift: adjustable height with memory

DESIGN: The Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette.


  • NEW: Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior color
  • NEW: Silver Flare Metallic exterior color
  • NEW: Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package colors: Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow
  • NEW: Stinger Stripe in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver
  • Painted brake calipers: available in Black, Bright Red, Edge Red and Yellow


  • NEW: Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior color
  • GT1 bucket seats
    • Mulan leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts
  • Available GT2 bucket seats
    • Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts
    • Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts
    • Two-tone
  • Available Competition Sport bucket seats
    • Performance textile
    • Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts
    • Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts
  • Available heated and ventilated seats; power bolster and power lumbar
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available custom seat belts: Black, Orange, Natural, Tension Blue, Torch Red and Yellow
  • Available custom interior leather stitching: Adrenaline Red stitching on seats, instrument panel, doors and console; Yellow stitching on seats, instrument panel, doors and console
  • Available Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Interior Package: headliner, visor, trim above windshield and rear window, and A-pillar trim in color-keyed sueded microfiber
  • Available head-up display – color with readouts for Tour, Sport and Track modes, vehicle speed, gear, engine rpm, shift lights, turn signals, high beam headlamps, turn-by-turn navigation, g-meter, speed limit and lap times
  • Available Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system

INFOTAINMENT & CONNECTIVITY: The Stingray benefits from GM’s new digital vehicle platform, an all-new electronic architecture that enables the adoption of the company’s next generation of technologies.

  • NEW: Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo, HD Radio® Bluetooth® audio streaming for two active devices, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, voice recognition and in-vehicle apps
  • Available Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with Navigation, includes Plus system features listed above, Connected Navigation, enhanced voice recognition, additional memory for in-vehicle apps and Performance Data Recorder
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot for up to seven devices
  • Standard HD Rear Vision Camera (1LT) and HD Front and Rear Vision Cameras (2LT/3LT)
  • Available Performance Data Recorder
  • Available wireless charging

SAFETY & SECURITY: An available suite of active safety features.

  • NEW: Standard Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds; this feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving
  • Air bags: four driver and passenger frontal and side-impact air bags with Passenger Sensing System
  • Available Rear Camera Mirror: rearview auto-dimming with full camera display (coupe and convertible)
  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Available Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Available theft-deterrent system: engine immobilizer and audible/visual alarm electrical, unauthorized entry, vehicle inclination sensor, vehicle interior movement sensor; activates horn



City 15
Highway 27


18.5 gallons / 70 liters


Type: 6.2L LT2 V-8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management
Bore & stroke
(in / mm):
4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92.00
Block material: Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: Overhead-valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery: Direct, high-pressure fuel injection
(hp / kW @ rpm):
490 / 365 @ 6450
495 / 369 @ 6450 (Z51 Performance Package)
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
465 / 631 Nm @ 5150
470 / 637 Nm @ 5150 (Z51 Performance Package
Top Track Speed: 194 mph (with standard suspension)
184 mph (with Z51 Performance Package)
0 to 60 mph (based on initial vehicle movement): 3.0 seconds
2.9 seconds (with Z51 Performance Package)
Quarter mile: 11.2 seconds @ 123 mph
11.2 seconds @ 121 mph (with Z51 Performance Package)


Type: Eight-speed dual-clutch with manual and automatic modes
Final drive ratio: 4.9:1
5.2:1 (with Z51 Performance Package)


Suspensions: Four-wheel independent
Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE2)
Z51 Performance (FE3) (included and only available with Z51 Performance Package)
Z51 Performance (FE4) with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, includes Performance Traction Management
Steering Type: Speed-sensitive magnetic power steering with variable ratio
Turning Circle
(ft / m):
11.6 / 3.54
11.1 / 3.38 (Z51 with FE4 suspension)
Brake Type: Four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc, Brembo® four-piston calipers
four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc, Brembo monobloc four-piston calipers with Z51 logo (with Z51 Performance Package)
Brake Rotor Size
(in / mm):
12.6 / 320 (front), 13.3 / 338 (rear)
13.6 / 345 (front), 13.8 / 350  (rear) (with Z51 Performance Package)
Wheel size (in): 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-open-spoke wheels in Bright Silver-painted aluminum
19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-open-spoke wheels in Carbon Flash Metallic-painted aluminum with machined edge
19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-trident-spoke machined-face wheels in Sterling Silver-painted aluminum
19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-trident-spoke machined-face wheels in Spectra Gray-painted aluminum
Tire Size: 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, all-season, performance
245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, high-performance, summer-only (with Z51 Performance Package)


(in / mm):
107.2 / 2723
Overall Length
(in / mm):
182.3 / 4630
Overall Width (without mirrors)
(in / mm):
76.1 / 1933
Overall Height
(in / mm):
48.6 / 1234
Track (in / mm): 64.9 / 1648 front
62.4 / 1585 rear


(in / mm):
37.9 / 963
(in / mm):
42.8 / 1087
Shoulder Room
(in / mm):
54.4 / 1382
Hip Room
(in / mm):
52 / 1321


Coupe Convertible
Dry Weight
(lb / kg):
3366 / 1527 3467 / 1573
Cargo volume
(cu-ft / L)^:
12.6 / 356.8 12.6 / 356.8

^Cargo and load capacity

C8 Corvette Introduces New Colors: Red Mist & Silver Flare Metallic

General Motors and Chevrolet just announced a new colors to the 2021 C8 Corvette options.  The two new color are called Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat and it does comes at an extra cost.

Along with Red Mist Metallic they added Silver Flare Metallic and a new interior color called Sky Cool Gray Strike Yellow.

Also, we just covered the launching new racing stripes and stinger stripes options as well. And here is a list of some of the 2021 C8 Corvette added updates vs. the 2020 Corvette C8.


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Check out the New 2022 Colors Amplify Orange, Caffeine Metallic, and Hypersonic Gray Metallic.

2021 C8 Corvette Has New Color and Racing Stripe Options

Over on Corvette’s official Facebook page they just teased a new video showing the 2021 C8 Corvettes in new color options including four new combinations: black with red stripes, black with yellow stripes, blue with orange stripes, and white with blue stripes.

Here’s the video:

It’s time to earn some new racing stripes. Check back soon for news.

Also, per the Chevrolet Corvette website and landing page they say they are going to offer full length dual racing stripes or stinger stripes. The full length dual racing stripes enhance the appearance of your Corvette with available dual Racing Stripes that run from nose to tail. New colors available for 2021: Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow.

Or you can add bold available Stinger Stripes to the hood of your Corvette for a customized look. Available in Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver.

Here are a few examples of the full length racing stripes and the stinger stripes from their website.

C8 Corvette Drag Race vs Hellcat and a Tuned Toyota Supra!

Check out this video from Corvette Direct where he takes his C8 Corvette to the track to drag race two hellcats and a brand new 2020 Supra that had a tune, downpipe, and exhaust.

The C8 Corvette consistently ran low 11s and his C8 Corvette is stock other than Kooks header and Green Cats where he only gained about 5 horsepower anyway and mainly did it for the sound.

Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Dyno (Emelia Hartford C8)

The eagle has landed! Today we put the Twin Turbo C8 Corvette on the dyno to see what she is putting down!

Safe to say she is going to be scary with the power she is already putting down on this prototype setup!

Go follow Peitz Performance for my C8 Twin Turbo content or give them a call for any performance or tuning work!

More Emelia Hartford C8 Content here.

First Drive + Launching My Twin Turbo C8 Corvette! (Scared My Tuner)