Corvette C8 Convertible (VIDEO REVIEW)

In this video, Flying Wheels on YouTube provides a video review of the Corvette C8 Convertible (hard top) after waiting 9 months to receive his C8 Corvette order.

He has a 2021 Corvette C8 HTC with the Z51 package and covers 30 things he loves about his C8 Corvette Convertible and some of the options he chose and wish he went with that he didn’t this time around.

Chevy Corvette C8 Corvette Z51 HTC Review – Flying Wheels

Some of the 30 things covered in this Corvette C8 Convertible Video Review

  • How the C8 Corvette automatically puts on the seat warmer and heated steering wheel with remote start.
  • Z51 Package (Track Package) for the Corvette C8 Convertible
  • Factory Exhaust Sounds and Modes
  • C8 Corvette Spoiler Options
  • C8 Corvette Keys (My Key that saves everything to your liking)
  • Remote Start
  • Power Remote Hard Top Convertible
  • Square Steering Wheel that gives a perfect view to the Heads Up Display
  • Front Lift that saves 1000 locations that automatically memorizes where you lift the car.

Exclusive Jay Leno First Drive: 2023 Corvette Z06

Check out this video by Jay Leno’s Garage where he take the first exclusive drive in the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 and gives a complete review.

Jay Leno is now the first person to drive the C8 Z06 other than the GM and Chevy engineers that have been testing the new C8 z06.

In this video like the one we posted he discussed everything about the C8 Corvette Z06 with the head and lead development engineer Aaron Link who has been with GM for 20 years.

Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 vs. Stingray (Edmunds Video Review)

Check out this video from Edmunds where they compare the base model C8 Corvette Stingray (Z51) vs. the new C8 Z06 that was just unveiled.

In this video they cover the C8 Z06 differences from noise, power, torque, crankshafts, performance, brakes, wheels, tires, suspension, style, interior, prices and their take.

The biggest difference in our opinion is the performance with the flat plane crank 5.5 liter engine that revs to 8600 RPM and does 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds and recently leaked 10.6 in the quarter mile.

The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most popular and recognizable sport coupes on the road today. In this video, Edmunds’ Alistair Weaver takes a look at two different Corvettes, the 2023 Corvette Z06 and our own 2020 Corvette Stingray, and runs down the top 10 differences between them. At Edmunds, we have been a big fan of the Corvette for years, and the 2020 Corvette was the Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car for 2020. The new 2023 Corvette Z06 offers power, great handling and even comfort on the road. But what separates these two sport coupes that are only two years apart and in the same generation? Watch to find out. This is our comparison of the 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 vs. 2020 Corvette Stingray.

Also, check out our post about the differences between the base Z06 vs the C8 Z06 with the Z07 track package.

Top 5 Features of the C8 Corvette

Recently YouTuber GabeRolfCars on YouTube highlighted the the top five design flaws he has noticed since having his C8 Corvette for over 25,000 miles.

Here are the Top 5 Features and things he does like about the Corvette C8

  1. The video rear view camera
  2. The video cameras for backing up and pulling forward and not curbing your front splitter
  3. The marketplace to order food or pay for gas
  4. You can turn off all interior lighting with the dimmer switch
  5. The Bose sound system

One thing he mentions is this video is probably more about convincing you to purchase  2LT or 3LT since a lot of the things he loves about the C8 Corvette are not available for a 1LT Corvette.

One Year Owner Review of a C8 Corvette with Lots of Mods

Check out this one year owner review from PL Luxury Reviews on YouTube where he covers his full one year owner experience and all the aftermarket C8 Corvette mods he added.

He has some of the following Corvette C8

Top 5 Design Flaws of the C8 Corvette I’ve Discovered After 25K Miles

Check out this video review of the top five design flaws of the C8 Corvette by Gabe Rolf Cars on YouTube.

Recently we have been covering his transmission that needed to replaced on his Corvette C8 as well as is AC fixed.

  1. Front bumper and no mesh protecting the front radiators
  2. The wheel gap and more importantly the offset of the factory wheels
  3. When you wash the car the engine bay gets dusty and water spots because of the engine hatch openings to let heat out
  4. Inside of the transmission gets dirty because of the new DCT design and transmission filters needing to be changed often as well as not adding the 2 quarts of transmission fluid
  5. He doesn’t like how tall the center console is

As he mentions there are a lot of aftermarket C8 Corvette parts or items you can use to fix these issues other than the transmission and the console.

You can use beadmaker to coat the engine bay after every way to eliminate water spots or it getting so dirty. Also, you can buy aftermarket mesh grill inserts for the front bumper area to protect the radiators although GM doesn’t recommend it.

Lately C8 Corvette owners have also been adding two quarts of transmission fluid as well as changing the transmission filters more often to eliminate any future transmission problems. His C8 Corvette had over 20,000 miles before it had transmission issues.

The wheel gap and stock oem wheel problem can be fixed with aftermarket wheels with the right offset or adding spacers like the ones Paragon Performance uses if you wanted to keep the stock C8 Corvette wheels.

C8 Corvette vs Porsche 992 VIDEO Review (DETAILED Comparison)

Check out this video review from RacerX on YouTube as he compares the Porsche 992 to the Corvette C8 to see if an American made car can beat a German made car.

The Porsche 992 comes with only flat 6 with a Twin Turbo with 397 horsepower vs. the C8 Corvette at 495 horsepower with a natural aspirated V8.

They both of the same 20 inch sized wheels and tires and the Porsche 992 weighs in in the 3200-3700 range depending on the model and options while the C8 Corvette weighs about 3300 lbs.

The Porsche 992 starts at $98k while the C8 Corvette starts at 60k but can be optioned up to the high 90k low 100k area depending on the carbon fiber added to the C8 Corvette as well. There are companies like Racing Sport Concepts that offers aftermarket C8 Corvette carbon fiber parts as well as Porsche carbon fiber parts too.

Corvette C8 vs. BMW M4 Edmunds (VIDEO REVIEW)

Check out this video review of the C8 Corvette vs the new BMW M4 where they compare performance, engine, handling, and more.

Here is a link to their full article in detail as well as the video review of the C8 vs the M4 below. Lastly, if you need carbon fiber parts for your BMW M4 or carbon fiber parts for your C8 Corvette check out Racing Sport Concepts and mention C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you!

 

Per their BMW M4 vs C8 Corvette Review

In this luxury coupe comparison, Carlos Lago from Edmunds takes an in-depth look at two popular sports cars, the Chevy Corvette C8 and BMW M4 Competition. You might not think these two sport coupes would have much in common, but the Corvette and M4 share many similarities. Both are rear-wheel-drive two-door coupes that have around 500 horsepower. They have similar prices, and both are insanely fun to drive. Which one is the better choice? We answer that question and more in this exciting sports car comparison of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2021 BMW M4 Competition. With the eighth-generation Corvette (or C8), Chevrolet moved away from the classic front-engine layout to a new mid-engine layout. The change dramatically improves the driving experience. The 2020 Corvette C8, with a 6.2-liter V8 and dual-clutch automatic transmission, glides effortlessly around the track. The steering and handling are such that the driver has the utmost confidence to push this Chevy sports car to its limits. Speed has always been a calling card of the Corvette, and the 2020 model doesn’t disappoint — it’s really fast. Add all these factors up, and it’s easy to see why the Chevrolet Corvette C8 is consistently ranked as one of the best sports cars. The BMW M4 Competition is a worthy opponent for the Corvette. Redesigned for 2021, the M4 is faster and more powerful than the previous generation. A turbocharged 503-horsepower six-cylinder engine and improved suspension work together to put all that power to the road. The M4 is based on the BMW M3 sedan, so it is a little longer and taller than the Corvette. The 2021 M4 also has a back seat, so there’s more interior space in BMW’s sports car. Fun, fast and powerful, the 2021 BMW M4 Competition is a force on the track and on the road. These two similar sports cars are the stars in this luxury sports car comparison test. The Chevrolet Corvette and BMW M4 Competition are both rear-drive two-door sport coupes with 500 hp. It would be hard to go wrong with either, but which is the right choice for you? We have our preference, but everyone is different and we’re here to help you make the best decision. It’s the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 vs. 2021 BMW M4 Competition sports car comparison test.

As you will see at the end of the video review of the BMW M4 and C8 Corvette that both are great sports cars. The C8 Corvette is faster but the BMW M4 has back seats but gives you more raw rear wheel driving experience.

You can get a lot more C8 Corvette for the price vs. the BMW M4. The C8 Corvette is the best mid engine car for the price range and even compared to other mid engine supercars that are double or triple the price.

C8 Corvette vs Audi R8! (VIDEO REVIEW)

Is The R8 Actually Worth It? vs the C8 Corvette?

Check out this video from YouTuber EddieX where he compares a C8 Corvette to his Audi R8. Right away a used R8 RWD in price doesn’t compare in price 130k vs. 85k, which on average is 45k more and has a lot less to offer especially in creature comforts.

With an Audi R8 there isn’t even a front lift option and the 0-60 times are a lot worse compared to the C8 Corvette that goes 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds and the Audi R8 RWD is lucky to get a 3.7 zero to 60 time.

Per his video description of the C8 vs R8

The latest generation of the Corvette has become a mid-engine sports car, which really elevates the performance as well as the exotic appeal of this American icon. So now how does it compare with a much more expensive mid-engine sports car, the Audi R8?

Its interesting how similar the recipes are, NA engine behind you, dual-clutch transmission and RWD.

One of the biggest differences is going to be price. When brand new, the R8 and this C8 I’m driving are essentially $70,000 apart, but R8s are available used now, so the specific price delta here is $40,000. After having driven and tracked the new C8 Stingray, and been in many R8s (recently purchasing a 2018 R8 RWS), I started thinking about if the R8 is actually worth it. We discuss some of the similarities, differences and how each car compares to the other. Do you think the R8 is worth spending extra money on? Which would you rather drive and own?

Is the C8 Corvette as Good as a Porsche 718 Spyder?

Check out this video from Speed Phenom on YouTube where he compares a Porsche 718 Spyder vs. a C8 Corvette that he has owned for over 20,000 miles.

2020 Mid engine Porsche vs. 2020 Mid Engine C8 Corvette

Some of the differences they point out with these two mid engine cars

  • Porsche 718 Spyder has a manual option
  • 6 piston brakes on the Porsche 718 Spyder
  • 4 piston Brembo brakes on the C8 Corvette
  • 718 Spyder gets from 060 in just 4.2 seconds
  • C8 Corvette gets from 0-60 in under 3.0 seconds
  • 718 Spyder 3200lbs
  • C8 Corvette 3366lbs

To point out they always give the “manual” experience story and Speed Phenom said “if the C8 Corvette had a manual people would buy it no..”

And if you look at the stats on the C7 Corvette only 13% of the C7s sold were manual. So the numbers show even though all these car guys always talk about getting a manual, missing a manual etc… most don’t buy them.

Automatic dual clutch transmissions are hard to beat and nowadays people need another hand for their phones. (lol)