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+)

Fabspeed C8 Exhaust on the New C8 Corvette

Check out this C8 Corvette Cat Back Exhaust from Fabspeed with Sport Cats that are 90% similar to straight piped cats from these YouTubers and Social Media Influencers on Instagram

JMC Rides 2020 CORVETTE GETS A NEW AGGRESSIVE EXHAUST SETUP! Carbon Fiber Tips!

Corvette C8 (2020+) | Stock vs Fabspeed Supersport Exhaust | Revs and Drive-by Sound Comparison

Corvette C8 (2020+) | Stock vs Sport Cats and Valvetronic Maxflo Exhaust | Revs Sound Comparison

Corvette C8 (2020+) | Fabspeed R&D Explains the C8’s Stock Sport Exhaust System

Corvette C8 (2020+) | First Start with Cat Bypass and Valvetronic Exhaust | Valves Open vs Closed

Corvette C8 (2020+) | Cat Bypass Pipes and Maxflo Valvetronic Exhaust System | Make Your C8 Loud!

Corvette C8 (2020+) | Stock Cats vs Fabspeed Sport Cats | Revs and Driving Sound Comparison

Corvette C8 (2020+) | Fabspeed Supersport X-Pipe and Valvetronic Maxflo Exhaust | Product Comparison

650ib 2020 C8 Corvette with Fabspeed Valvetronic Exhaust | SOUNDS GREAT!

Fabspeed C8 Cat Bypass Pipes Dyno

TR3 Performance: Gabe Design Florido C8 Corvette w/ Fabspeed Catback & Sport Cats / @CARLIFESTYLE

TR3 Performance: C8 Corvette Stock Exhaust VS Fabspeed Catback + Sport Cats

Now The 2020 C8 Corvette Sounds As Good As it Looks | Straight Pipes on the LT2 V8

Alright, so the all new C8 Corvette is a great sports car. But let’s get one thing straight, the stock exhaust needs some help. And that’s exactly where Fabspeed Motorsports comes in. They installed a nice set of straight pipes on this mid engine Corvette so let’s see how it sounds.

Cordes Performance Racing Corvette C8 Exhaust

Cordes Performance Racing in Tempe, AZ has built a Custom C8 Cat Back exhaust for the new C8 Corvette.

Check out their video that shows how they built the C8 Corvette Exhaust that they will be offering shortly and how it compares to the C7 Corvette.

Per Cordes Performance Racing YouTube video:

We wrapped up our C8 Cat-back that we will be offering shortly on our site. These are available for immediate install at our facility and will be a little bit until we are ready to ship outside of the shop. LIke all of our products we make these 100% in house!

Kooks Headers for the C8 Corvette, How do they Perform?

Here are multiple YouTube Videos of the Kooks Headers for the C8 Corvette that compare how the C8 performs with changing out the stock headers and adding Kooks Headers as well as Kooks Green Cats.

Also, if you are installing Kooks Headers yourself on your Corvette C8 you need a O2 Sensor Socket Wrench as well.

We will keep this post updated with any new C8 Corvette Kooks Headers videos as well. If you want to add anything to this post let us know in our Sponsors Page contact form or shoot us a message on Instagram or Twitter.

Per Complete Street Performance C8 Corvette Kooks Headers

In this video we install a set of Kooks 1-7/8″ headers on the C8 Corvette with the factory cats. Then we put it on the dyno to realize the gains, only for the big surprise to be that we went the opposite way. We think we identified the reason why and hope Kooks will address the issue. If they do, there will be a follow up video! The Complete Street Performance YouTube Channel is dedicated to bringing you humorous but quality car content, mostly specializing in late model Domestic V8s. The work we do is with roughly a century of experience between everyone working at CSP, and the best part is we have fun doing this specialized work.

Per Emelia Hartford Kooks Headers C8 Video

Today’s episode is a fun one to say the least! Happy to announce we have partnered up with Kooks Headers and Exhaust to install a beautiful set of their new 1 7/8 304 Stainless Headers and Ultra Green High Flow Cats! Of course before installing the cats we had to see how she sounded with open headers! For the record these headers are not off a NASCAR but Kooks does make NASCAR headers and they sure sound like they are!

Per Gabe Design Florido C8 Corvette with Fabspeed Exhaust and Kooks Headers.

Gabe Design on Instagram and Founder of Car Lifestyle on Instagram has Fabspeed Cat Back and Sports Cats with Kooks Headers.

Corvette Direct Installs Kooks Headers and Green Cats and then Dynos his C8

Kooks headers get installed on the 2020 C8 Corvette!
We head to RPM in Garner, NC to get Kooks 1 7/8 in super sport header and green cats installed on the C8 Corvette. I hope yall enjoy. This opened the car up so much. Im excited to dyno the car and see what kind of gains were working with!

C8 Corvette Rev Battle- Kooks Headers & Green Cats vs Stock Headers (Sound Test)

Kooks Headers and Exhaust 2020 C8 Corvette

Here is a video from Kooks Headers with their new C8 Headers and Green Cats where they were able to test with 20+HP gains.

Also, per their website:

Kooks is excited to announce the new 1-7/8″ Super Street 304 Stainless Headers and Ultra-GREEN Catted OEM Connection pipes for the 2020 C8 Corvette!

This new combination was dyno-tested on a Z51 Equipped C8 and yielded 20+ hp and 26+ ft-lbs of torque to the tires.  All of this on a Stock Tune with No Check Engine Light! *Results may vary* 

1-7/8″ Stainless Steel Super Street Headers. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Now Available for Pre-Order!

  • Oval Port
  • Stock Bolt Pattern
  • Flanged Collector Outlet Connects Directly to OEM Catalytic Converters or Kooks Super Street OEM Connections
  • Includes Gaskets and Bolt Kit required for Installation
  • No additional parts required

Corsa Performance Exhaust for the C8 Corvette

Corsa Performance out of Ohio just launched a new video teaser of their brand new C8 Corvette Cat Back Extreme Exhaust they are working on for thew New Mid Engine Chevrolet Corvette C8.

Check out the clip and listen to that engine come to life.

Soul Performance Exhaust and Sport Cats for the C8 Corvette

YouTuber StreetSpeed717 was one of the first C8 Corvette owners with a custom built Cat Back Exhaust with Sport Cats from a local shop in his area Soul Performance.

It is one of the best sounding, looking, and lighter Exhaust options vs. the stock exhaust and cats.

Per Soul Performance website check out more information on their Cat Back Exhaust system and their Sport Cats for the C8 Corvette and watch some of the videos below to hear it rip.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Performance Rear Exhaust System

$3,495.00 – $3,695.00

Unleash a more aggressive roar from your C8 Corvette with the SOUL non-valved 3″ performance rear exhaust while reducing heat soak with a high grade heat blanket solution.

+  All Soul Performance Products exhaust components are backed by our Lifetime Warranty for both street and track use
+  Weighs approximately 20 lbs less than factory valved rear exhaust
+  Built in valve motor brackets safely support the factory valve motors to prevent damage or check engine lights
+  Designed and built in-house at our Willow Grove, PA facility

DEVELOPMENT:  The factory valved exhaust is rather free flowing with valves open, and we wanted to craft an aggressive non-valved solution while mitigating drone through a longer exhaust tract. Our split bank 3″ crossover design offers maximum flow and V8 rumble while shedding approximately 20 lbs. We’ve incorporated mounting brackets for the factory exhaust valves (designed to limit flow in four-cylinder mode) to prevent them from being damaged or throwing a check engine light due to removal.

Due to the close proximity of the exhaust to sensitive components and plastic, heat shields are a MUST. We’ve heard rumors of GM discussing potential issues related to heat from modifying the exhausts with dealers and have taken every precaution to implement heat shielding into every solution.  We’ve partnered with PTP Turbo Blankets to produce a bespoke, form-fitting heat shielding solution. Far superior to no-name brand copies, PTP Lava Turbo Blankets are constructed with an outer layer made from pulverized volcanic lava rock (Rated 1800°F Direct Heat / 2500°F Radiant Heat) formed into fabric and woven into a tight mesh weave. These blankets are internally insulated with high temperature calcium magnesium silicate wool (Rated 1832°F Continuous / 2300°F Peak) overlaid with a high temperature stainless steel mesh for increased durability and improved thermal resistance. The Lava Blankets are designed to withstand the harshest of conditions.

CONSTRUCTION:  Each component is made in-house by our fabrication team from mandrel bent .060″ wall T304L stainless steel tubing, laser cut brackets, and waterjet cut flanges. Welds are back purged for proper penetration and maximum durability. Our 4″ double wall stainless steel tips are available in a number of finishes and have depth adjustment for perfect fitment to meet your desired aesthetic.

BOLT ON AND GO:  Each exhaust component is built and tested in a thick gauge aluminum fixture (which prevents warping) to ensure perfect fitment. Every piece is rigorously quality-checked prior to shipping and then foam packed to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.

ABOUT PTP TURBO BLANKETS:  Every PTP Turbo Blanket is hand-crafted in North America and quality is guaranteed. PTP Turbo Blankets are well known in the industry for their high standards for material selection, design, construction, and also for their ability to provide these high quality products at an affordable price. It is important to note that, as unfortunate as it is, there are many imitation turbo blankets out there – often made in China. These imitation turbo blankets are manufactured using much inferior materials for construction. Imitation turbo blankets can be ineffective or worse, they can be dangerous if flammable materials are used. PTP Turbo Blankets and wraps are the result of years of product research and development. The exact same materials that are used in their turbo blankets and wraps are currently being used in multiple military applications. Their materials are on the cutting edge of heat insulation technology – for more information see this full research paper here.

LIFETIME WARRANTY:  Enjoy your SOUL exhaust components with confidence on both the street and track as they are covered for life! Our team will quickly work with you to resolve any issues or answer any questions that you may have. We cover our HJS catalytic converters with an unprecedented 3 year warranty while the components themselves are backed by our Lifetime Warranty.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Sport Catalytic Converters

$2,895.00

Upgrade from the restrictive factory catalysts to Soul Performance Products Sport Catalytic Converters, built around premium HJS HD 200 cell catalysts which offer significant increases in power and sound with no compromises or check engine lights. Enjoy a respectable gain in V8 rumble, throttle response, and power for your C8 Corvette.

+  All Soul Performance Products exhaust components are backed by a renowned Lifetime Warranty for both street and track use
+  Added performance with NO check engine light
+  Peak power gains of 17 whp and 20 ft-lbs of torque (as tested with factory valved exhaust)
+  Weighs 9.6 lbs / 4.3 kg less than factory exhaust components (16 lbs vs 25.6 lb)
+  Designed and built in-house at our Willow Grove, PA facility

Description

CONSTRUCTION:  Each set is assembled in house in the USA out of mandrel bent, thick wall .065″” T304L stainless steel. Back purged TIG welding ensures proper weld penetration and longevity. We fabricate these cats using thick gauge aluminum fixtures which act as a great heat sink during the welding process and prevent warping not only of our products, but the fixtures themselves to ensure perfect fitment. Due to the close proximity of the catalytic converters to sensitive components, heat shields are a MUST with the C8! We’ve partnered with PTP Turbo Blankets to produce a bespoke, form-fitting heat shielding solution. Far superior to no-name brand copies, PTP Lava Turbo Blankets are constructed with an outer layer made from pulverized volcanic lava rock (Rated 1800°F Direct Heat / 2500°F Radiant Heat) formed into fabric and woven into a tight mesh weave. These blankets are internally insulated with high temperature calcium magnesium silicate wool (Rated 1832°F Continuous / 2300°F Peak) overlaid with a high temperature stainless steel mesh for increased durability and improved thermal resistance. The Lava Blankets are designed to withstand the harshest of conditions.

UPDATE! Soul Performance Full Cat Back Exhaust and Sports Cats for the C8 Corvette

Here is another Performance Shop Team Nur installing the new Soul Performance full C8 Exhaust.

With the Soul Performance Sport Cats for the C8 it improved the horsepower from 450 baseline to 471 with the stock exhaust still on. C8 picked up 20 wheel horsepower and 20+ more torque.

With the Soul Performance Sport Cats and the Soul Performance Cat back straight pipe it sounds insane and without tuning it gained about 5 more horsepower and torque as well. Overall it’s a win and sounds insane!

 

Another C8 Corvette with Soul Performance Sport High Flow Cats and a Soul Performance Cat Back Exhaust

WORLDS FIRST $10,000 TITANIUM CORVETTE C8 EXHAUST! *LOUD!*

Check out this first ever Titanium Exhaust for the new Mid Engine Corvette C8 that was made in five days for Daily Driven Exotics LaCorvette for $10,000 by 316 Speed and Charlie Turbos in Florida.

Not only does it sound and look amazing it’s only 8lbs compared to the OEM exhaust that is 100lbs!

LTH (Long Tube Headers) and Cats Exhaust for the New C8 Corvette

Here is a few clips showing the brand new LTH EXhaust 1 7/8″ headers into our ECOf cat pipes which are compliant with the EPA.

This is all matched with the factory catback system. Our headers are American made using 304 and mandrel bent.

These are available now fpr $1099 on their website at www.longtubeheaders.com 

Per Long Tube Headers website:

The OEM Corvette C8 Headers on the 2020 6.2L C8 V8 leave a lot to be desired. The stock unit is manufactured with the goal of suppressing the motors sound as much as possible. This sound deadening robs the motor of vital flow and horsepower. Take your horsepower back with the LTH Long Tube Headers!

The LTH Corvette C8 Headers are finished in our exclusive Titan™ finish that provides an all over matte finish and added durability. These headers can be used with the factory catalytic converter, our high flow cat, or our catless section.

Corvette C8 Headers Key Features

  • Available in a range of sizes
  • Titan™ finish for added durability
  • Modular design allows for use with OEM components
  • Developed for best balance of low end and top end power.
  • Precision designed for perfect fitment.
  • Manufactured in house in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty, as always

 

The Corvette C8 V8 has an amazing sound, thanks to it’s 6.2L.  Also headers are one of the best mods on this platform, as it gives you more power. Combine this with the incredible sound and you have a winner. Accordingly modifying the catback section of the exhaust will give you more sound, but the headers are really where the power is at.

Certainly Headers free up a lot of power, especially when the car has a tune for the added airflow. Consequently the same is true for the Corvette C8 Headers. Truly any Corvette C8 V8 can benefit from a set of proper headers.

Free up your horsepower and let that V8 sing with Long Tube Headers

STRAIGHT PIPED C8 Corvette SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!! Is It TOO LOUD?!?!?

Check out this video from The Redliner with the new Corvette C8 Fabspeed Cat Bypass pipes with his stock exhaust.

The Redliner mentions to use REDLINER for 10% off on any Fabspeed Exhaust products for the New C8 Corvette

Plus Per Fabspeed Motorsport:

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 6.2L LT2 V8 is a true enthusiast car and it dramatically benefits from a Fabspeed Motorsport Cat Bypass Pipes. You’ll appreciate the more aggressive exhaust note and significant horsepower increase. Replaces the restrictive and heavy factory catalytic converters with non restrictive straight-through pipes for maximum flow, performance and sound

POWER: Dyno results coming soon! (from Fabspeed) However, this Satin Matte Black C8 with Vossen Wheels showed 20+ HP gains from the Fabspeed Cat Bypass vs. the stock OEM C8 Cats that are a lot heavier as well.

SOUND: If you’re looking for the most aggressive sound possible from your C8, these Cat Bypass Pipes will deliver. Check out our videos below to hear for yourself!

FINISH: Full brushed T304L stainless steel, beautifully TIG welded.

FEATURES:

  • Simple direct replacement bolt-on replacement Straight pipes/ cat-bypass pipes for the restrictive OEM GM factory ceramic 700 cell catalytic converters.

  • All required gaskets and hardware are included

  • 100% Intended for all out RACING COMPETITION. NOT street or road legal on public motor ways.

  • Straight pipes with 321 stainless steel insulated heat thermal protection integrated to stop radiant heat in the C8 engine bay.

  • Includes heat shielding made from amorphous silica fiber wrapped with 321 Stainless Steel.

  • Weight savings of 17lbs and 8kg over the stock catalytic converter

  • Not CARB legal and not to be installed on street driven vehicles. Owners installers ASSUME all risk and assume any and all liabilities associated with these parts.

  • Fabspeed HJS German sports race cats make more power even on tuned vehicle than cat bypass pipes. Unless you are running LEADED RACING gasoline or have an all out racing engine no-one required cat bypass pipes.

  • Worried about heat? Check out the heat analysis we did on the Fabspeed Blog

  • Waiver required to purchase C8 cat bypass pipes.

Fabspeed Heat Analysis

DISCLAIMER: This product removes the OEM catalytic converters from the vehicle, and as such, is strictly intended for closed track events and off-road use only. This product is or contains a Racing Cat Bypass Pipe, which will give you check engine lights on OBD2 cars. We suggest pairing this product with racing software to prevent fault codes and check engine lights. Racing Cat Bypass Pipes are solely intended for track and race cars as they are NOT California Air Resources Board Certified and not EPA certified. You are hereby informed and warned to check your local, state, and federals laws before buying and installing these or any aftermarket parts to be sure whether usage is in violation. All installation-risk and use-risk is borne by the end-user and installer of these parts.