C8 Corvette Z06 vs Porsche 992 GT3 vs Audi R8 V10 Drag RACE! (VIDEO)

In this video by Hagerty on YouTube you will see the C8 Corvette Z06 demolish a Porsche 992 GT3 and Audi R8 V10 in a drag race!

This is the ultimate performance and drag race comparison of some of the best naturally aspirated engines. Also, the C8 Corvette Z06 is 450 lbs. less then the Porsche but the Porsche has tons of drag.

The 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette 670hp flat plane crank beats the Porsche 993 GT3 by 5 car lengths in this drag race comparison.

To be fair they admit the Audi R8 they could get was a spyder version that weighs 250lb more than the C8 Corvette Z06

This drag race pits the new 2023 Corvette Z06, and its outrageous, 8600-rpm 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 against the world’s fastest naturally aspirated, mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars — and one motorcycle: Representing the 4-cylinder engine is the 15,500-rpm Ducati Panigale SP2, Ducati’s top-of-the-line track-focused superbike. The 6-cylinder Porsche 911 GT3 is the naturally aspirated benchmark at more than 125 hp/liter and a 9000-rpm redline. And the Audi R8 Performance V10 Spyder RWD has an 8700-rpm screaming V-10 shared with the Lamborghini Huracan. In this episode of Cammisa’s Ultimate Drag Race Replay, Webby Award-winning automotive journalist is joined by SCCA Hall of Fame Race Car Driver Randy Pobst — and MotoAmerica Supersport Champion rider Josh Herrin. And they might have attacked one another with a baseball bat.

For more information and content about the C8 Corvette Z06 view more information here.

Is the C8 Corvette Z06 Worth the Price?

The C8 Corvette Z06 base model price is $106,000 and many customers have spec’d their C8 Corvette Z06 well above of $150,000 before sales tax with options.

In this video you get to learn from Speed Phenom on what he thinks of the 2023 Corvette Z06 that he paid $189,000 for and drove over 3,000 miles since taking delivery at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky and driving it back to Southern California.

Along the way he dyno tested the Corvette C8 Z06 and it produced 610 Horsepower to the wheel! Which isn’t much loss from the 670HP rated to the crank naturally aspirated engine.

He also achieved over 154 MPH in the half mile speed with the Corvette C8 Z06 even with the Cup 2 tires never officially warming up in the cold Texas 40 degree weather.

He even weighed the C8 Corvette Z06 and found out the C8 Corvette Z06 was about 3,600 pounds with a quarter tank of gas, vs 3680 pounds lbs with a full tank of gas. 

Now getting into the video whether Speed Phenom on YouTube thinks the C8 Corvette Z06 is worth the price and some of the pros and cons of the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06.

Pros of the C8 Z06

  • It’s more than just a track car.
  • It’s a vehicle that can handle anything you throw at it, accept cross country driving unless you change the tires
  • Sound and high revving engine over 8400 RPMs
  • Great performance, 610 Horsepower to the wheel
  • Supercar performance and exotic sound

Cons of the C8 Z06

  • It’s not really a great car for cross country driving with the Michelin Cup 2 Rs
  • Can’t steer with your legs with the carbon fiber steering wheel but you can use it vs wearing out the alcantara or suede
  • You can’t turn the tires all the way if its cold because of the Cup 2 tires again and you might get feedback. But are meant to be in summer conditions
  • Very hard to get good gas mileage but most people don’t care about that buying a car like this

YouTuber Speed Phenom First C8 Corvette Z06 Museum Delivery

In this video you can see YouTuber Speed Phenom take the first C8 Corvette Z06 Corvette Museum delivery. We have been seeing a lot of the C8 Corvette Z06s delivered to Ciocca Corvette and Hendricks but this is the first video we have seen of a Corvette Museum delivery of the C8 Corvette Z06.

Speed Phenom isn’t new to the C8 Corvette Museum delivery as he received his 2020 Torch Red C8 Corvette a few years ago there as well. He later sold his 2020 C8 Corvette for a profit to CarMax before the car market started to crash and CarMax recently had a horrible earnings quarter as their stock is publicly traded.

Flying from San Diego to Bowling Green Kentucky to pick up my new C8 Corvette after the plant shutdown! Many dealers across the country are being forced to close, and the National Corvette Museum has also been forced to do the same… However, GM is still able to deliver handful of C8s across the street from the plant despite the roadblocks. The experience was AMAZING! I highly recommend that you opt for this experience… I am so impressed with this car. This is a without a doubt a Super Car!

As you can see in the video the Corvette Museum representative Stacy goes through every feature and setting you can set with your C8 Corvette or C8 Corvette Z06 to get you familiar with the car.

Speed Phenom’s C8 Corvette Z06 spec’d to $169,000 plus and with sales tax its going to be over $185,000. Below is Part 1 and Part 2 of his YouTube series of buying and taking delivery of his Corvette Z06 at the Corvette Museum starting with his dealer Burbank Chevrolet in California.

Corvette Announces the C8 Corvette Z06 is About to hit the Streets!

This morning on Instagram, Facebook and social media Corvette announced that the first C8 Corvette Z06s have been made and are about to hit the streets.

BEST C8 Corvette Z06 News

This is great news as they are keeping with the TPWs (Target Production Week) in November they have been providing with the first 300+ allocations they gave out to the selected few 3,000 dealers who received them.

Of course the first C8 Corvette Z06 will be going to Rick Hendrick as he donated and bid millions of dollars to Charity at Barrett Jackson for the first coupe and first C8 Corvette Z06 convertible.

 

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Also, Chevrolet has told dealers they will be starting to provide allocations in November vs. the January 2023 start date of ordering again after they gave out the first 300+ allocations in August of 2022.

There has been some confusion because in the notice to dealers they use the verbiage “shipments” vs. allocations but many dealers have confirmed that’s what they mean when they say that.

Also, in this video by Records Rebuilds who is one of the YouTubers that have had quality, honest, information he shares more C8 Corvette Z06 updates and his update with Ciocca Corvette and his concern with the lower rated Torque.

He mentioned how Ciocca Corvette received allocations separate from the “list” and we heard they received 32 allocations in August when GM first gave out the 300+ allocations or so to Chevy Dealers.  They have 18 cars at 3000 status and have 10 cars at 3100 status. They have 4 cars at 3300 which means the C8 Z06 is scheduled for production 3 cars at 3400 status and they are pulling parts to build the C8 Z06. They have 7 cars at 3800 status and those cars are built already and waiting quality control from Chevrolet.

For some reason he mentions this doesn’t effect the list of 5,000 plus people that have given Ciocca Corvette $5,000 deposits since these were considered some type of “special” allocation vs all the people waiting on their list.

C8 Z06 Corvette news has been scarce but today we get hit with multiple major updates. This is some of the best Z06 information released so far. Check out todays update covering all the leaked and official information.

In this video above it shows the LT7 is possibly coming as well that is rumored to possibly be part of the new Hybrid Electric C8 Corvette but it might be for the C8 ZR1 or “Zora”

As you will see here in this video as well Trevor Thompkins the Car, Performance and Motorsports Communications (General Motors PR guy) has said that 2023 Corvette Z06 orders will resume in November 2022 or this month.

2023 Corvette Z06 vs Lamborghini Evo vs Ferrari 458 RACE (VIDEO)

Ms. Emelia Hartford did it again! Besides breaking the record in the quarter mile and 0 to 60 with the new 2023 Corvette Z06 she has the first video of the C8 Corvette Z06 drag racing a Ferrari 458 and a Lamborghini Huracan EVO.

Weight and Horsepower of all three mid engine cars

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo is 3,400 pounds and 600 horsepower
  • Ferrari 458 is 3,200 pounds and 570 horsepower
  • C8 Corvette Z06 is 3,700 pounds and 670 horsepower

The C8 Corvette Z06 is over $100,000 less than both the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo.

The C8 Corvette Z06 clearly kills the Ferrari 458 from a dig and a roll its not even close. The C8 Corvette Z06 also kills the Lamborghini Huracan Evo from a dig and gapped the Huracan EVO even bogging on the launch.

The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 pulls away from the Lamborghini Huracan Evo even in a roll race as well. It’s clear the New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 is the best value for he money and an exotic and super car killer!

Even with giving the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo the hit and car lengths the C8 Corvette Z06 kills both cars. Now you can see why there are thousands of people waiting on lists for over 2 years waiting for this car to come out. It’s the same engine as the C8.R Race car that is dominating the IMSA race series that is going to be made available to the public once the orders start flowing again in January. For now the lucky 300 or so allocations that were given out in August are going to have a treat once the C8 Corvette Z06 production starts and they start rolling of the line and are delivered to their respective local Chevy dealerships.

And we are sure the Chevy dealerships will continue to mark up the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 $50-$100k and get it even with the 6 month wait on reselling the car unless you want to lose your warranty on the C8 Z06.

C8 Corvette Z06 VIDEO Reviews! (Press Embargo LIFTED)

The press embargo has lifted and finally all the YouTubers that were given access to the New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 at PittRace Pittsburgh International Race Complex are able to share their real time VIDEO reviews of the all new C8 Z06.

And just like we have doing for the C8 Corvette Reviews we have made it easy for you to watch all the C8 Corvette Z06 reviews all in one place and will keep this post updated so bookmark, share, and link to this page to check back as more Automotive press release their reviews of the all new Mid Engine Corvette Z06

FIRST DRIVE IN THE C8 CORVETTE Z06 w/ Z07 PKG ON TRACK! *8K RPM SCREAMING POV*

 

This the first official drive and review of Chevrolet’s all-new C8 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Track Package on track! Featuring 671 horsepower, carbon fiber wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, and increased aero… Here’s how this all-new American Supercar performs!

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Track Review… Is the Non-Z07 Worth It?

This the first official drive and review of Chevrolet’s all-new C8 Corvette Z06 on track! Featuring 671 horsepower, a lightning fast DCT, an 8K RPM redline, and increased aero… Here’s how this all-new American Supercar performs!

2023 Corvette Z06 Review // The $100,000 Supercar

The 2023 Corvette C8 Z06 ($106,000 in the US, $128,000 starting in Canada) aspires to achieve a formidable goal: to slay supercar titans and crush its competition for a fraction of the cost. The mad scientists at Corvette say they designed it to have both the soul of a Ferrari 458 and the clinical speed of a Porsche GT2 RS. An extremely bold claim. 670 horsepower. 8600 rpm redline. This is the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 in any production car ever. Will it be able to live up to its mighty expectations? Thomas and James aim to find out. We hope you enjoy the episode. Thanks for watching! SUBSCRIBE!

The C8 Corvette Z06 is a Manic Track Car for the Street

Chevrolet invited us to Pitt Race for a first drive of the 2023 C8 Chevy Corvette Z06 and would you just LISTEN to it! The C8 Corvette Z06 is powered by a unique flat-plane crank 5.5L V8, naturally-aspirated making 670 HP and 490 lb-ft. It’s a screamer! We spent all morning on track at Pitt Race with the #c8z06 and C8 Z06 with Z07 performance package, then took a black C8 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary edition for a 3-hour road drive on some excellent back roads. Here’s what we think of the #CorvetteZ06! — 00:00 Intro & Walk-Around of C8 Z06 Exterior / Interior 03:29 C8 Z06 Driving Impressions 10:40 C8 Corvette Z06 Track Driving Thoughts 15:08 That’s All!

The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Is Ferrari’s Worst Nightmare

The 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 could possibly be the most anticipated sports car of the year. From the very moment you step in the C8 Z06 your mind says “this…can’t be a Corvette.” That’s exactly what Chevrolet wanted you to think and what they have accomplished is astounding. They built a flat plane crank V8 completely from scratch with none of the drawbacks of a high revving engine. The Z06 actually in fact became the first car in years to have me sit back and ask myself “what time do we live in?” Ferrari better watch out – the Corvette is coming for you.

2023 Corvette C8 Z06 | Making Cars Great Again

We provide one of the most in-depth looks at the new 2023 Corvette C8 Z06. We talked to the engineers about the approach and difficulties of designing a 670HP naturally aspirated V8 in the modern age. With more exotic performance and a starting price of nearly $105,000, there will be plenty of discussions about how this resets the internal combustion supercar formula.

Is the NEW 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 a performance car WORTH the PRICE?

FIRST DRIVE: The C8 Z06 is here and Chevrolet is ready for the competition. This Corvette competes directly with Porsche 911 GT3, Ferrari F8 Tributo, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes AMG GT R and Audi R8. Under the engine cover is a 5.5L V8 that produces 670HP & is mated to an 8-speed DCT. On the outside you will find extra aero, wider stance and larger air intakes. On the inside there is a ton of carbon fiber, special steering wheel and custom interior options. Is the NEW 2023 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 a performance car WORTH the PRICE?

Exclusive First 1/4 Mile: 2023 Corvette Z06 *New World Record*

In this video Emelia Hartford share the first Quarter Mile and 0 to 60 (zero to sixty) times in the all New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 which Chevrolet says is 10.6 quarter mile and 2.6 0 to 60.

You will notice Emelia Hartford takes off traction control and gets a better time and closer to the 10.6 quarter mile Chevrolet and General Motors says the car does.

Also, Chevrolet gives Emelia Hartford some insights on how to launch it quicker with rapid exit. In this scenario you hold both paddle shifters which puts it into neutral then let go of one of the shifters and then pull back the shifters again and you can hear the RPMs go higher for launch in the PTM Race 1 mode.

She also gets a lot better results with a prepped track vs no prep track using this mode. She also learns you can manually adjust the RPM and slip % on launch control so you are able to customize that to your liking.

  • Emelia Hartford Sets the NEW World Record for Quarter Mile time for the New 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 at 10.51 seconds at 130.11 miles per hour
  • Emelia Hartford Sets new 0 to 60 record at 2.2 seconds for the C8 Corvette Z06
  • She customized the launch control to achieve these results.

National Corvette Museum Drive a Z06 Corvette Experience

Want to drive a C8 Corvette Z06?

Here’s your chance the National Corvette Museum just announced on Instagram they have two Drive a Z06 Corvette Experiences ranging from $1058.94 to $1482.94 each per adult on their website.

When we visited the website the first day available was November 14th, 2022 for either drive a C8 Corvette Z06 experience.

More Details below about the National Corvette Museum NCM Motorsports Park Drive a Z06 Corvette Experience.

DRIVE A Z06 CORVETTE

MSP the first and only commercialized track in the nation to offer consumer facing-driving experiences in the much-anticipated new Z06 Corvette.

Test the power and performance of this amazing vehicle, by driving four (4) laps (above highway speeds) in a lead/follow format around our 3.2-mile, 23 turn road course.

Z06 FAST PACK

The Z06 Bundle  will allow guests to experience four (4) lead/follow laps on track PLUS a “Zero to Sixty” launch on the straightaway and a Hot Lap driven by an MSP professional.

This add-on is designed to showcase the car’s performance capabilities in safe and fun environment.  The Z06’s will boast a V8 engine with roughly 670 horsepower and a redline of 8600 rpm that is sure to bring excitement to all sports car fans.

Motorsports Park website for more information here. Mention you found out about this on C8CorvetteBlog.com

Official Press Release

NCM MOTORSPORTS PARK
505 KIMBERLEE A. FAST DRIVE
BOWLING GREEN, KY 42103

844.977.7333 | “844.97SPEED”
OR 270.777.4509

2023 Corvette Z06 at the Kansas City Auto Show

In this video by DriveItOut on YouTube he covers the new 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 convertible in Elkhart Lake Blue at the Kansas City Auto Show.

You get to see this C8 Z06 Convertible with the carbon fiber aero Z07 package spec and it looks amazing.

The Kansas City Auto Show was going on from September 8th until September 11th. If you missed it you should check out your local areas Auto Show if there is one so you don’t miss seeing the new Corvette Z06 in person. We put together a list of local Auto Shows below thanks to Auto Shows of North America.

Join us at the 2022 Kansas City International Auto Show for a quick walk-around review of the new Zo6 convertible!

Auto Shows of North America

North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show)

NAIAS is where future mobility innovations start. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to… Read More

Albany Auto Show

Over 150 new cars, trucks, and SUVs are driving into town  at the Times Union Center. The Albany Auto Show, the largest vehicle display and consumer show between Montreal and New York City, between Syracuse and Hartford, will… Read More

Arizona International Auto Show is from November 24th until November 27th, 2022. https://autoshowphoenix.com/

Central Florida International Auto Show

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Orange County Convention Center for the 2024-model Central Florida International Auto Show!

San Diego International Auto Show

The San Diego International Auto Show will return in December 2022.  It will feature over 400 over the latest new models, a dozen test drives, exotics, automotive products and much more! The show takes place at the San… Read More

Hampton Roads International Auto Show

The next Hampton Roads International Auto Show will be held January 13-15, 2023 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.hamptonroadsautoshow.com

Montreal Auto Show

The Montreal Auto Show is an institution, which was founded more than 100 years ago. Our goal, above all, is to stay true to our mission, and to continue offering Quebecers, a platform that allows them to discover… Read More

Philadelphia International Auto Show

The Philadelphia Auto Show is an annual auto show held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Buffalo Auto Show

The Buffalo Auto Show is Western New York’s  Premier New Vehicle Automotive Event! At the 2023 Auto Show visitors saw the latest and greatest new SUV’s, Hybrids, Minivans, High Performance and Economical Cars and Trucks on the road… Read More

Northeast International Auto Show

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Rhode Island Convention Center for the 2023 Northeast International Auto Show!

North Texas Auto Show

The 41st Annual North Texas Auto Show will return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in 2023. One of the most anticipated annual events the North Texas Auto Show is the ideal opportunity for consumers to see… Read More

Pittsburgh International Auto Show

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association is pleased to announce that the public can attend the 2023 Pittsburgh International Auto Show from the safety and comfort of home. Stay tuned for details regarding a spring event that will… Read More

Dayton Auto Show

Each year the Dayton Auto Show rolls into town with displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. See all your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, minivans, and motorcycles from 25 different manufacturers, and enjoy some… Read More

Cleveland Auto Show

The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring automotive selling season in Northern Ohio. Featuring concept, pre-production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show also includes an array of entertainment including sports and… Read More

Columbus International Auto Show

Each year the Columbus International Auto Show rolls into town with displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. See all your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, and minivans, go for a test drive or two,… Read More

Lehigh Valley Auto Show

Since its inception in 1998, the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show has been the region’s premier showcase for the newest and hottest automobile technology from Detroit and abroad. The 2023 Auto Show is the flagship event of the… Read More

Cincinnati Auto Expo

Whether you’re a prospective buyer and want to sit behind the wheel of your dream car, a motor head who can’t get enough of the cutting edge of what the automotive industry has to offer, or just love… Read More

Alabama International Auto Show

It will be a beautiful show featuring the 2023 model year domestic and import cars, light trucks, SUVs, hybrid vehicles of all sizes, and vans. Vehicles from manufacturers all over the world covering two levels of the Birmingham… Read More

Austin Auto Show

Established in August of 1946, the Austin Automobile Dealers Association has become a crucial resource for automobile dealers in the Austin area.

San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

The New San Antonio Auto and Truck Show (SAAS), produced by the San Antonio Automobile Dealers Association, is a preeminent automotive event, bringing all things automotive to South Texas each November.  Dubbed “the largest showroom in South Texas”, Show

Is the C8 Corvette Z06 Production is Halted?

Last week we posted an update from Rick Corvette Conti a Corvette sales professional in Ohio that General Motors is halting the orders of the new C8 Corvette Z06.

However, everyone is still wondering if production of the 300+ known allocations and possible 500 more “VIP” orders General Motors hand selected like Emelia Hartford, TJ Hunt, and the Stradman will still go into production this month.

StreetSpeed717 confirmed 3 YouTubers were hand selected by Chevrolet and General Motors at his local Chevy dealer in Pennsylvania at Whitmoyer Chevrolet.

There is also speculation General Motors is hand selecting these people in a unique way since EddieX and Speed Phenom on YouTube also were selected to get their orders of the C8 Corvette and Eddie X never owned Corvette before unlike Speed Phenom that has a “track” focused YouTube channel and since StreetSpeed717 was more “TRX” focused lately with his channel jumping cars.

And further speculation they are halting production because there is something wrong with the car now that its a flat plane crank engine and the highest NA horsepower engine ever built. Which is another reason why people are saying they are going to void the warranty if you don’t keep it at least 6 months and try to flip the car so they don’t have to pay to fix any of the issues.

Just when it was announced only 10% of C8 Corvettes were going to be C8 Z06 models or about 3,000 a year they pulled the rug out from everyone and stopped orders. There are people that have been on dealer lists for years that will have to continue to wait even longer for the new C8 Z06 that’s if they continue to wait at all or decide to switch over to a Acura NSX, McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini instead.

In this video Speed Phenom, Austin mentions he doesn’t have any inside information about the C8 Corvette Z06 production still starting on his hand selected allocation for the C8 Z06 but he doesn’t seem too worried about it.

Our guess is even though General Motors and Chevrolet halted orders for the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 they are still going to start production on the 300+ allocations given out to dealers in August, 2022 including the hand selected “VIPs” and YouTubers they wanted to have the car.