In the latest video from Horsepower Obsessed he breaks an Axle drag racing his C8 Corvette.
His first run against a 2006 Z06 that ran a 11.3 was one of his best yet a 11.5 in the quarter mile but when he tried to line up again he broke an Axle which the C8 Corvettes are known to do especially with drag racing.
He knew right away it was an Axel “because they are weak” and the car was fine otherwise and still driving.
I BROKE my C8 Corvette! THIS part is VERY weak from factory.
Back when they first came out and someone added NOS they broke the Axel on the C8 Corvette as well as you can see in the video below.
Also, we have heard from a Chevy Dealer that there has been a lot of the axels blow out especially at the boot vs the actual shaft breaking.
Worlds First Broken C8 Corvette!
The best thing you can do if you are going to drag race your C8 Corvette or run a ton of launch control launches over time is to upgrade the C8 Corvette Axels. There is an aftermarket Axel many C8 Corvette owners have used from Cicio Performance to Emelia Hartford and they used Driveshaft Shop 1400HP Axles.
GM sells the part for $250 vs. upgraded axels run over $1000.