ProCharger C8 Corvette built by Late Model Racecraft (VIDEO)

In this video by Late Model Racecraft they share their first experience and first Procharger Supercharger C8 Corvette build. They said its still in research and development as this kit has taken years to perfect and there are now multiple versions of the Procharger Supercharger.

This C8 Corvette use to be owned by Legends Gio and was his first C8 Corvette giveaway vs the truck giveaways he usually does with LGND Supply and now the Lab CT.

The car was sold to Lawrence Motorsport in Scottsdale, AZ and it looks like the new owner brought it to Late Model Racecraft for the new C8 Corvette Procharger Supercharger kit.

We posted it on our Instagram C8CorvetteBlog which is another reason we know so much about each C8 Corvette that is modified along with our blog dedicated to the Corvette C8 platform.

Late Model Racecraft also created an over the engine mounted Twin Turbo system for StreetSpeed717 back in 2020 when he received his first C8 Corvette.

A ProCharger C8 Corvette is now a real option for you performance guys! You can now add 140-230+ more horsepower to an otherwise stock LT2 C8 Corvette. Sit back and watch Steven take this for a few spirited pulls and talk about the current set-up and what’s to come with Procharger Superchargers and tuning the locked ecu.

Will GM Replace My C8 Corvette Transmission?

Recently Brink of Speed on YouTube has been having C8 Corvette transmission issues with his Captain America wrapped C8.

This isn’t the first time a YouTuber has documented a C8 Corvette transmission problem we actually have seen four other YouTubers with C8 Corvette Transmission problems as well. Rear Wheel Drive, Dad Bod SZN 610, Gabe Rolf Cars, and JakesVette on YouTube have all documented C8 Corvette Transmission issues and problems that we have posted on C8 Corvette Blog. Most were fixed with a new transmission from Tremec and Chevrolet under warranty and just a couple had the TCM reset that helped fix it.

At first Brink of Speed takes his C8 Corvette to Classic Chevrolet in Texas and they changed the transmission valve body and they did a reset and relearn on the transmission TCM and it still didn’t work. His dual clutch wasn’t applying shifts correctly.

He mentions GM is allowing techs to go into the transmissions and see if any of the internal parts can be replaced before giving C8 Corvette owners a brand new Tremec Dual Clutch transmission. So they still might not replace it until they let the mechanics and Chevy technicians check a few more things including the dual clutch itself on the Corvette C8.

Ladies and gentlemen, today I take you along with me to see if my C8 will need a new transmission or not. The mechanic that worked on my car has some news for me.

TR-9090 DCT Tremec 8 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission for the C8 Corvette

Here is more information from Tremec about the DCT Transmission they built for General Motors and Chevrolet for the New C8 Corvette.

Designed as the sole transmission for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Featuring dual clutches that engage and release in perfect computer-controlled synchronization, the TR-9080 DCT can transition from gear to gear in less than 100 milliseconds without interrupting torque, allowing for comfortable and efficient touring and no-compromise performance shifts.

Designed for the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the 8-speed dual clutch transmission provides extreme performance with either a fixed-bias mechanical limited slip differential (mLSD) or an electro-hydraulically controlled limited slip differential (eLSD) with active selection of the locking ratio.

Paddle shifters allow enthusiast’s to choose the preferred gear. The performance shift algorithms are so driver-focused they can sense when you’re doing spirited driving and will hold lower gears longer for more throttle response.

TREMEC’s latest advancements in wet clutch technology offers active thermal management, robust TREMEC-proprietary friction plates, and versatility in a wide range of engine applications.

A Shift of a Different Kind

The DCT is controlled with a high-performance, 32-bit transmission control unit. All systems – including hardware to control systems and software – were internally developed for maximum performance without compromise.

The new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray engine has a torque curve optimized to take advantage of the bespoke DCT’s power transfer. The wide ratio transmission provides a low 1st gear ratio for exciting launch acceleration, and a tall 8th gear creates a quiet and comfortable highway cruising experience.

Ratio steps 2-7 are perfectly matched to make use of the engine’s strong and broad torque curve for optimal performance on or off the track.

Features at a Glance:

  • Continuous torque over a wide ratio range allowing high performance driving and efficient highway driving
  • Over-torque shifting with torque boost for performance launch
  • Offered with mechanical or electronic limited slip differentials
  • Integrated mechatronics
  • Highly efficient concentric wet dual-clutch
  • TREMEC proprietary paper-based friction materials for control and thermal capacity
  • Optimized oil management system for extreme performance in racetrack gravitational force (g-force) conditions
  • ISO 26262 and ASIL-D safety standards compliant
  • Fast and accurate low-leak solenoids
  • Responsive and durable electro-hydraulic actuation system
  • Sophisticated transmission control unit and control software

Learn more about the TREMEC TR-9080 DCT by clicking the links below:

Here’s an update to Brink of Speed’s C8 Corvette Transmission Problem

GM wanted Classic Chevrolet to check the ECM and update it and to learn the shift timing and did a global reset to let the modules go to sleep.

So far this has fixed the C8 Corvette transmission for Brink of Speed’s car. Also, as an added bonus his local Chevy dealer Classic Chevrolet was able to get the higher ups at Chevrolet to add a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty extension on to his C8 Corvette as well. So at this time he will not be getting a new C8 Corvette transmission since they were able to to fix it. If anything changes we will update this post for you so bookmark our site for further information.

725+ HP Tuned ProCharger C8 Corvette (Faster Than C8 Z06)

ProCharger Superchargers has just launched a new fully tuned factory stage II procharger for the Corvette C8. They are now the first company in the world that offers a way to boost the power of your C8 Corvette more than a C8 Corvette Z06.

They have a new fully calibrated Powertrain Control Module for supercharged C8 Corvette owners worried about their DCT or Dual Clutch Transmissions slipping as they are known to do in the over 650HP range.

Their new supercharger bolt on kit now provides 725 plus horsepower with an intercooled system for the Corvette C8. In the video below you will see they clocked in at 668HP to the wheel and then 652HP on the 2nd pull when it was running hotter. These were done on the Dyno Jet vs their Mustang dyno. They notice about a 10-12% drivetrain loss to crank.

They have been working on a refined super charger for the C8 Corvette since November, 2020 as we wrote about in these two articles below.

That’s right the Corvette C8 ProCharger Systems can now be ordered with fully tuned factory PCMs. Thanks to having full control over thousands and thousands of parameters, these systems can now offer customers up to 725+ horsepower even on the factory fuel system and pump gas. Plus the driveability is like none other, with the shift and clutch controls also being dialed in for the massive increase in HP.

ProCharger Superchargers Pricing

C8 Corvette ProCharger BUILD & PRICE

HO System starting at $17,498.
HO Tuner Kit Plus starting at $14,998.

Stage II System starting at $18,498
Stage II Tuner Kit starting at $14,498.

Pricing on these units vary by configuration.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing on this website reflects the June 30, 2022 Application Price Guide.

They also have very thorough information on their website you can find here and if you decide to get one mention C8CorvetteBlog.com sent you.

CarMax Offer for a 2023 70th Anniversary Edition C8 Corvette?

With interest rates rising the housing market and car market is starting to cool off and used car prices are starting to come down. In this video you will see Jump Squad Auto take his brand new 2023 70th Anniversary Edition C8 Corvette to Carmax to see what they would offer.

His C8 Corvette is fully loaded and has just over 200 miles on it. So far C8 Corvettes have dropped about 10% and the high end supercar and exotic car market is falling as well to compensate for the rise in interest rates.

Jump Squad Auto’s C8 Corvette has a MSRP sticker price at $98,800 but he paid over sticker for the car as he hints in the video. He does mention about $10k over is fair game.

In the end you will see CarMax offers him $102,000 so about $3k over sticker on this 70th Anniversary Carbon Flash Edition C8 Corvette Convertible.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 prices continued to decrease this year and what better way to test the market then to take my 2023 C8 Corvette to CarMax. What did CarMax offer for the 70th Anniversary Edition. Consumer spending and confidence is falling and so are car prices. Almost 10% dip in corvette pricing at auction and wholesale since the start of the calendar year.

I Bought A C8 Corvette And I Don’t Know What To Do With It

In this video by Rebuild Everything he shares his new car build as a 2021 Red Mist C8 Corvette with Natural dipped interior. Also, it came with Bronze Niche Wheels but he’s contemplating should he go widebody kit or maybe a carbon fiber aero package like Racing Sport Concepts provides.

He is going for a one of one show stopper approach. This way if he goes to car shows people will think it really stands out and want to take a look at what he built.

We think he should do the Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber Aero Kit, Exhaust, Sport Cats,  Headers, lower it, wrap it, and change the wheels out to some of the other C8 Corvette aftermarket wheel options we have covered on the site.

He asking for suggestions and opinions so go leave him some comments on his YouTube channel or in our comment section below. He almost went with a Nissan GTR at first but decided on the C8 Corvette.

We actually just posted a Red Mist C8 Corvette build with AL13 Wheels on one of our Instagram pages @C8CorvetteReels as well.

Would You Trade a C8 Corvette for a 2017 Nissan GTR?

In this video by TJ Hunt he takes his girlfriend Sabrina Leamon to West Coast Exotics in California to check out a trade offer on her C8 Corvette for a 2017 Nissan GTR.

As you can imagine we are biased and agree with a lot of the points at the end of the video. For example, although a Nissan GTR is fast and can be modded for even more performance a lot easier than a C8 Corvette with a locked ECU the interior and exterior design is very outdated.

The interior alone in a C8 Corvette with the latest technology and getting a complete facelift is so driver focused and beautiful the GTR interior looks 10 years behind.

Also, the exterior of the C8 Corvette and being a Mid Engine car has a lot more of an exotic look in our opinion. What do you think? Leave a comment below.

1st Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Drag Race vs C8 Corvette!

In this video Brink of Speed does a collaboration video with Why Envy with his new Electric EV Ford F-150 and provides a review with a comparison vs his C8 Corvette.

Why Envy on YouTube or Mark T received the first Electric EV Ford F 150 in Texas. This video give you an idea and review of the Electric Ford 150 and how it compares in a drag race with the Naturally Aspirated V8 Mid Engine C8 Corvette.

Mark mentioned that you can run a house and use the Ford 150 EV or Electric Ford 150 has a generator and will power a house for 10 days.  He also shows how you can use your mid console as a laptop workstation and it has several 12 volt plug outlets to be the ultimate work truck.

As you will see the C8 Corvette is still faster than the Electric Ford 150 especially from a launch and giving it a head start with a full car length.

Rear Wheel Drive Sells his Liberty Walk Wide Body C8 Corvette to Carmax? (VIDEO)

Check out this video by Rear Wheel Drive on YouTube as he shares more information on his C8 Corvette Liberty Walk Widebody build and does he sell it to CarMax?

He also takes his Liberty Walk Widebody C8 Corvette build to CarMax to see what they would offer in comparison to the money he spent on a $20,000 wide body kit, $20,000 paint job, $10,000 Rohana wheels, and he paid $20,000 over MSRP to get his C8 Corvette.

Carmax offered him $57,000 dollar for his C8 Corvette which is a lot lower than even Speed Phenom who flipped his stock C8 Corvette with high miles (over 22,000 miles) for $85,000 about 9 months ago.

We have covered popular C8 Corvette Widebody builds we have seen online on YouTube and Instagram and recently shared why we didn’t go with one with our C8 Corvette. Even covered the Hamilton Collection Pandem Widebody C8 Corvette that no one wants to drive.

Instead we stuck to no cutting Carbon Fiber parts for our C8 Corvette and using Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Body kit instead.

The Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber C8 Corvette Body aero kit doesn’t require needing an Auto Body or Paint shop and you can easily take the carbon fiber parts off your C8 Corvette and take it back to stock if you want to sell them separately or using them for another C8 Corvette build. Also, the carbon fiber parts to make it look a lot better without widebody fenders etc.. are under $6k for the splitter, spoiler and side skirts. So this option is almost 4x less than a widebody kit.

What do you think of this offer and what Rear Wheel Drive should do to recoup his money on his widebody C8 Corvette?

Currently, Toxic Garages is selling his C8 Corvette Pandem Widebody at Hive Auto as well for $150k+ 

C8 Corvette Liberty Walk Widebody

 

 

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Build & Price is LIVE (VIDEO)

In this video by Brink of Speed on YouTube he shows how the 2023 C8 Corvette Stingray Build and Price configurator is live. And as updated in October 2022 the C8 Corvette Z06 Build and Price tool is available now as well!

You can go through all the options the new 2023 C8 Corvette or the C8 Z06 offers and get all the latest pricing information. For example, we priced out a 2023 C8 Corvette 70th Anniversary edition in a convertible with 3LT and Z51 package and it came to about $94,000.

You can enter your zip code and then choose the 2023 C8 Corvette coupe or convertible and then choose 1LT, 2LT, or 3LT along with all the different color options. The tool was revamped and a lot more user friendly to choose all the options you want and visualize it online of the new Corvette C8.

Here is a direct link to the 2023 C8 Corvette Build and Price configurator.

Build and Price the 2023 Corvette Stingray: choose trims, accessories & more to see pricing on a new Chevy Corvette Stingray.

Click here to configure your 2023 C8 Corvette

See the 2023 C8 Corvette Build and Price Configurator in action as Brink of Speed on YouTube does a build on his video below.

Also, the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 price and pricing was revealed to start at $106,000 and can easily be optioned to over $170,000.

How to Use the 2023 C8 Corvette Build and Price Configurator

Update: October, 20th, 2022

C8 Z06 Build and Price tool is LIVE!

And as you can see here from Supercar Ranch on YouTube you can spec a new C8 Corvette Z06 well over $200k even at MSRP! BEFORE any Chevy Dealer mark ups.

First YouTubers to Get a Ride Along in the New C8 Corvette Z06 (VIDEOS)

In these videos by Eddie X, Emelia Hartford and Drive 615 you get the first look and first ride along in the all new 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06. This was at the latest Indy 500 2022 where the New C8 Corvette Z06 was the pace car for the race.

These YouTubers really show you the best footage of the new C8 Corvette Z06 running a track, revs, cold start, exterior and interior.

Although video never gives a car justice these videos are pretty close with giving you a sense of the new C8 Corvette Z06 flat plane crank engine and new center exhaust notes.

Drive 615 has the best video of the C8 Corvette Z06 by far as you can see below. Make sure to leave him a comment on his YouTube channel with you finding this from C8CorvetteBlog, give him a like, subscribe and turn on your bell notifications to help him out get this video over 100k to 1 million views!

First ride-along in 2023 Corvette Z06 (163 MPH)

World’s first ride-along in the 2023 Z06 Corvette (the official pace car of the Indy 500) by Drive615. Massive thank you to Corvette and #teamchevy for the opportunity of a lifetime. Aaron Link took me out on a hot lap on the Indy 500 track and we hit 163 MPH coming out of one of the straight aways. This Z06 is so visceral and just puts a huge smile on my face whenever I am in its presence. #corvette #z06 I am so pumped for the race today and am truly honored to be a part of this. Thank you again to Chevrolet and everyone involved including the Indy Car Partners as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Colors featured in this video: Arctic White Z06 Hypersonic Gray Z06 Check my instagram to see a video with the Accelerate Yellow Z06 and the Torch Red Z06 that pull into our hotel. I am here with EddieX, 312Supercars, Emelia Hartford and Pushing Pistons. The C8 Z06 LT6 engine produces 670 hp at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at at 6,300 rpm. It also comes equipped with double overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and a flat-plane crankshaft. It revs to 8,600 RPM.

Inside Look at Indy 500 Pace Car (2023 C8 Z06)

Exclusive inside look at the Indy 500 pace car (2023 C8 Z06) by Drive615. Massive thank you to Corvette and #teamchevy for the opportunity of a lifetime. The Z06 is so visceral and just puts a huge smile on my face whenever I am in its presence. The 2022 Indy 500 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway featured the 2023 Corvette Z06 with Z07 package and a custom 70th anniversary livery. #corvette #z06 My last video shows us going 163 MPH and my next one is the recap from the Indy 500 weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thank you again to Chevrolet and everyone involved including the Indy Car Partners as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Colors featured in this video: Arctic White Z06 with 70th anniversary and Indy 500 livery. Check my instagram to see a video with the Accelerate Yellow Z06 and the Torch Red Z06 that pull into our hotel. I am here with EddieX, 312Supercars, Emelia Hartford and Pushing Pistons. The C8 Z06 LT6 engine produces 670 hp at 8,400 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at at 6,300 rpm. It also comes equipped with double overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, and a flat-plane crankshaft. It revs to 8,600 RPM.

Corvette C8 Z06 INSANE Exhaust Sound at Indy500 

Emelia Hartford with the New C8 Corvette Z06 Carbon Fiber Z07 package revving it up!

The New 2023 Corvette Z06 RIPS! *Going to Redline*

Emelia Hartford checks out the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 in her home state at the Indy 500 as it’s the pace car for the event. Emelia Hartford has built one of the first Twin Turbo C8 Corvettes to do low 9 second quarter mile times at the drag race track as well.