2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Hardtop Convertible CONFIRMED!

Breaking News from HorsePower Obsessed on YouTube from Vette Titans and Brandon Byer’s Facebook page.

Brandon from Vette Titans spotted the C8 Z06 in the hard top convertible just like Chevy offers in the base C8 Corvette Stingray model. Brandon caught the C8 Z06 out testing in the streets and one of them putting the top down and follows them for a good 6 minutes or so.

The current C8 Corvette convertibles are an extra $7,500 for that option with the C8 Z06 pricing isn’t confirmed yet and there are no details until October 26th 2021 reveal date.


Also in this video you will see Rick Corvette Conti on a hunt for the C8 Z06 Corvette future versions in camo with Brandon. They have a video where Brandon went under the camo covered C8 Z06 to see possibly a magnesium DCT coming to the C8 Z06!

C8 Corvette Z06 Testing in Columbus, Ohio

It looks like their will be 3 variants of the C8 Z06 in 2023, a base model C8 Z06, a C8 Z06 with the Z07 track package, and a C8 Z06 convertible.  Although this one seems real quiet in the video like the new C8 Corvette E Ray will be.

This video below is from Mid Engine Corvette Forum (see description below video)

A good friend of mine, Roger, made my day this morning.

Roger checked into the hotel outside Columbus, Ohio Tuesday night and noticed a C8 parked out back. Upon further investigation, lo and behold four Z06 test mules were staying in the hotel. Roger is on the list to buy a C8 Z06 so is very aware of this car.

Next morning Roger was able to listen to them as they left the hotel parking lot and accelerate onto the freeway. The exhaust sound of four of the Z06’s was exceptional! The last one drove by leaving the parking lot in silent mode, no exhaust sound, even getting up on the freeway. Apparently moving under all electric power. Assuming the E Ray.

Here are some photos and video Roger was able to take. Security was very tight.

Hope you enjoy them as much as Roger and I have.

Thanks Roger!

First Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Convertible Built by Peitz Performance

Check out this video from Alex Peitz of Peitz Performance who helped Emelia Hartford with her record breaking Twin Turbo C8 Corvette.

He has released a “Bravo” package which he shows on the First C8 Corvette Convertible to get a Twin Turbo set up.

He also created and just released a C8 Tuner to help with ECU adjustments including the mass air flow calibration.

Per Alex Peitz Twin Turbo C8 Convertible video description:

The research and development phase is finally over! We are proud to present the first and only twin-turbo convertible C8. This video focuses on the results after we have installed our base Bravo package not utilizing methanol or a boost controller.

Rob Ferretti Finally Broke his C8 Corvette Rental (VIDEO)

In this video we learn Mr. Spaghetti Rob Ferretti finally had his C8 Corvette Rental break after one year and 19,000 miles of ownership which isn’t too bad.

Rob Ferretti shares a P0700 Chevy Corvette Transmission code (Transmission Control System Malfunction) along with high pressure and low pressure Transmission fluid check engine light codes (P0869, P0868).

Which funny enough or not funny at all we recently posted an article about another YouTuber having transmission problems with the C8 Corvette just over 20,000 miles too.

He thought maybe its a minor issue because it was a low and high pressure check engine lights at the same time. Also, Mr. Rob Ferretti (SuperSpeeders Rob on YouTube) has had issues with his local Chevrolet dealership already where they don’t provide great customer service.

The dealer had to update the solenoid pins so nothing major. All good for Rob Ferretti and his C8 Corvette Rental!

Rob Ferretti Sells His C8 Corvette but is Getting Another One

In this video you will see Rob Ferretti talk about how great his C8 Corvette was as a rental and made him over 100k. Now he is going to take advantage of the C8 Corvette market and high demand and little supply since he has a C8 Corvette Convertible coming in.

Sounds like he is going to wholesale the car and it just lost its Roof but other than that its been a great car.

Just Took Delivery Of My Newest C8 – Surprised Myself With One Option

And just like that Rob Ferretti (SuperSpeedersRob) on YouTube is selling on C8 Corvette rental and already bought a new C8 Corvette Convertible to replace it.

Is The C8 Corvette Convertible Worth $7,500 Extra?

Check out this video by Cars, Costs, and Technology where he provides a full review off the Corvette C8 Convertible and if it’s worth the $7,500 more vs the Targa Top Standard C8 Corvette.

Some of the Top points about the Hardtop C8 Convertible

  • $7,500 vs. $4500 for 2019
  • Adds 77 pounds to the C8
  • Retracts in 16 seconds at speeds up to 30MPH
  • Uses 6 Electric Motors
  • One positive is when the top is down you hear the exhaust more and less of the direct injection ticking from the Mid Engine
  • Rear Window comes down
  • You can operate the top from the key fob
  • You lose sight of the Mid Engine bay
  • Convertible allows you not to worry about cleaning your Mid Engine bay

First Owner of the C8 Convertible (Hard Top) at Corvettes at Carlisle

Check out this Rapid Blue C8 Convertible at Corvettes at Carlisle 2020 which is the first owner of the car and very customized with carbon flash.

This first Hard Top C8 Convertible is gorgeous and one of the nicest hard top convertibles on the market. It reminds us of the Mclaren Hard Top Convertibles as well.

This is from Jeremy Welborn YouTube Channel.

I arrived at Corvettes at Carlisle this afternoon, said “hi” to Mike Furman and our friends from Spring Mountain Motor Resort/Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, checked out Mike Furman’s 2020 Corvette Coupe, and then found Al & Andrea showing off their newly delivered 2020 Corvette Hard Top Convertible (HTC). Al talked with me about their new Corvette and allowed me to check out the top and rear window operation, engine access, and other elements of the new HTC. Thanks to Al & Andrea for taking time to share their new Corvette with us! My apologies for the wind noise during the interview. The wind was blowing so hard that organizers asked people to either stake their tents or take them down.

c8 corvette convertible rapid blue

Recently we highlighted StreetSpeed717 ordering his C8 Convertible in Yellow with Whitmoyer Chevy in Pennsylvania

Also, here is another video of the start up and top down on a Sebring Orange C8 Corvette Convertible.

What’s included with a new 2021 C8 Corvette Convertible when it comes off the assembly line

Check out all the stickers, wrappers, plastics, and accessories that a new 2021 C8 Corvette comes with.

First Drive in a New Mid Engine C8 Corvette (Passenger Perspective)

Check out this video from YouTuber Speed Phenom as he rides in the passenger seat of the brand new C8 Corvette Convertible. This is the first video we have seen on YouTube to show what it’s like driving the new C8 Corvette from the passenger perspective.

Hopefully the UAW GM Strike doesn’t really delay production as most news and media sites are claiming now.

NEW C8 Corvette Convertible Pictures! JUST RELEASED

Chevy Just Released the C8 Corvette Convertible Pictures and Details from Florida and they look sick! For the First time ever Corvette is offering a hard top drop top convertible!

This new C8 Corvette Convertible is so good it might even outsell the coupe eventually. At least it will be more than 20% of Corvettes ordered as compared to Corvette Coupes and Corvette Convertibles were in the passed discussed here.


  • The C8 Corvette Stingray convertible will have a power-folding hard top.
  • The convertible will enter production in late 2019, with deliveries to follow in early 2020.
  • The convertible will cost $7500 more than the coupe

The top folds with the help of six electric motors, can stow beneath the tonneau cover in as little as 16 seconds, and operates at speeds up to 30 mph.

The convertible will cost $7500 more than the coupe, which will keep base models below $68,000. The car will start production in late 2019, with deliveries to follow in the first quarter of 2020.

Chevy also rolled out a C8R race car and will be giving details on it later this month

Check out the New C8 Corvette Convertible pictures!

Per Chevrolet.com

The C8 convertible has arrived

Corvette has always been convertible-first, and the 2020 Stingray carries on that heritage with a first-ever production retractable hardtop. This no-compromises convertible features a top that flows seamlessly into the body while maintaining the vehicle’s impressive storage capabilities. And performance remains high when the top goes down, making this the most track-capable Corvette convertible in history.

A true performance hardtop

The two-piece hardtop can activate at speeds up to 30 mph with the power of six electric motors for improved reliability in extreme temperatures. The convertible weighs a mere 77 pounds more than coupe and the top is available in body-color or Carbon Flash.

More about the C8 Corvette Convertible

Other C8 Corvette Convertible Articles from Great Car Resources

C8 Corvette Convertible Unveil Video

The Corvette Team introduced the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor’s Complex on the night of Wednesday, October 2nd.

The C8 Convertible is Chevrolet’s first hardtop mid-engine Convertible and it will start at $67,495.

Awesome Convertible Mid Engine C8 Corvette Video! (First EVER Hard Top Corvette Convertible)

C8 Corvette Convertible, Everything We Know So Far

The 2020 C8 Corvette Convertible will be unveiled on October 2nd, 2019 per Chevrolet’s Twitter

They linked to the 2020 C8 page of their website so our guess its going to have the same engine, specs, powertrain and 1LT, 2LT, 3LT just with a drop top version and no auto glass to see the beautiful mid engine.

Also, to note Corvette convertibles in general are only about 15-20% of the overall orders for corvettes in general as discussed here in this video about the C8 and the demand.

And here are some recent C8 Corvette Convertible spied videos.

Other Blogs or News we found on the C8 Corvette Convertible

New Corvette Stingray Convertible To Be Revealed At Kennedy Space Center
Chevrolet’s Big Reveal Plans For 2020 Corvette Convertible

Is a base 2021 C8 Corvette Z51 convertible the sports car you should buy?

Per YouTube Channel Raiti’s Rides the C8 Corvette is going down in history for many reasons for Chevrolet.

One the biggest reasons is how an owner can personalize it many different ways right from the factory. By going 1LT that will allow you to free up money to put towards other things like the Z51 pkg, painted top, and custom wheels.

Under the engine hatch is the 6.2L V8 that is pumping out 495HP & mated to an 8-speed DCT.