Youtuber, Corvette Direct goes over what its like to daily drive a 2020 C8 Corvette. And is it even possible? Let me know what your daily driver is and if you think you could daily drive a sports car!
As he points out in the video it’s very practical and easy to drive daily. There is also a decent amount of space in the frunk and the back trunk behind the engine and it gets pretty good gas mileage but as we all know most people buying the midengine corvette C8 aren’t worried about these features anyway.
Some points Corvette Direct makes in this video about daily driving a C8 Corvette
Gas Mileage good
Ride Height is great barely need to use the front lift if you have one
Storage space is decent for trips the grocery store, CVS or home depot
It’s comfortable and still good for long trips
GT1 seats are more comfortable as well as the GT2 but the Competition seats are more for track vs daily driving
It could be your only car if you were single or married couple with no family, kids, or dogs.
Here’s the truth. With 8,000 miles driven on my C8 Corvette, and visiting multiple racetracks with it, this is what I’ve learned. Does the C8 Corvette really understeer? Is this the real flaw and biggest issue with the car?
Check out this video to see Speed Phenom’s thoughts about the C8 Corvette since he tracks the car all the time and has driven it 8,000 miles.
He really shows how there really isn’t a big problem with C8 Corvette understeer and learn the car you have and the right balance for the vehicle.
Check out these top five myths and misconceptions of the Corvette C8 from a C8 corvette owner and YouTuber Corvette Direct.
C8 Myth 1
Can’t get the Corvette C8 for 60k
His point is that most YouTubers are adding all the options for YouTube content. So when they ordered they are getting 2LTs, 3LTs, and the Z51 package.
Although Corvette Direct is right there are not that many people that ordered a basic 1LT with no options either whether they are a YouTuber or not and on top of it because of the UAW strike and Covid 19 the production was limited to only 2,700 C8 Corvettes. Since people want this car more than any other car in recent history people are willing to pay more because it’s being compared to a Lamborghini and still undervalued and now with supply and demand with limited production people want the car now and don’t want to wait another 1 or 2 years (2022 for the Z06 version)
Chevy Dude actually shares stats on what C8 Corvette’s were ordered and 1LTs regardless of being a YouTuber or not aren’t as popular compared to the better specked cars like the 2LT, 3LT and Z51 which are still coming in at th $70-100k prices which are a lot less then most supercars and exotic cars it competes with. Only 63 were 1LTs
C8 Myth 2
The Z51 is a performance package not a “model” of the C8 Corvette Stringray and just a track pack
And they didn’t use that much carbon fiber to keep the price down on the first Stingray C8 model.
C8 Myth 5
And the last Myth is you can’t Drive the C8 Corvette Daily
That is far from the truth. Having driven and owned a McLaren which was not a good daily driver the C8 Corvette is hands down an easy to drive daily driver and has decent front and rear trunk room for getting groceries, going golfing or a trip.
They also have a front lift option that can help you with your daily drives over speed bumps or getting in or out of the steep driveways.
The C8 Corvette is a great daily driver unless you have a family since it’s a two seater car.
What do you think of these myths? Any others you have heard? Feel free to leave a comment below.
My Blown Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Rebuild is finally DONE! And absolutely RIPS!
Emelia finally is done with building her meth injected Twin Turbo C8 Corvette. Now how long will it take for her to blow the transmission?
Luckily she already blew the engine and changed out the axels. So really the only thing left to break on her C8 Corvette is the dual clutch Transmission (DCT) where people have found it slipping around the 650HP area.
She did mention she is going to add a clutch pack for the C8 transmission and still waiting on the ECU to be unlocked so the C8 Corvette can be tuned.
Here’s How Much My Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Cost To Build
TJ Hunt & Emelia Hartford Twin Turbo C8 Corvettes
Taking TJ Hunt to school lolol in all seriousness we had some fun lining up our Twin Turbo C8’s!
Emelia Hartford broke the World Record of the fastest C8 Corvette at the drag strip by going 9.4 seconds in the quarter mile at 144mph with her 1,000 Horsepower Twin Turbo C8 Corvette. She edges out Extreme Turbo Systems who got into the 9s, with their Twin Turbo C8 Corvette first.
World’s First Low 9’s C8 Corvette! World Record Pass + HARD Launches Emelia Hartford 1000 Horse Power C8 Corvette
Update June 2021
Emelia Hartford Receives $180,000 CASH offer for her Twin Turbo C8 Corvette
Check out this new Youtube video by Emelia Hartford adding Kooks Headers and Green Cats to her C8 Corvette.
Per her Youtube Channel description:
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 Kooks Headers 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*
Check out this C8 Corvette Rally with YouTuber Emelia Hartford, Alex Choi, and BronxBae. The go to Lake Havasu, sticker bomb a lamborghini, and BronxBae drives Emelia’s C8 comparing it to her C7 and explains why she wasn’t a fan of her Aston Martin.