C8 Corvette Interior Redesign vs. Corvette C7 (Colors, Trim, Refresh)

Having an interior that is both comfortable and stylish is crucial when you are driving a C8 Corvette. There are a number of interior options that you may want to consider based on the 1LT, 2LT, 3LT or 1LZ 2LZ 3LZ (C8 Z06) trims. These include the instrument cluster, steering wheel, rear view camera, and touch screen infotainment system.

Corvette C8 Steering Wheel

Considering the C8’s futuristic styling, it’s no surprise that the new steering wheel is one of the most visually pleasing features of the C8’s interior. It’s a nice touch, and a very nice piece of engineering. The design is inspired by the Corvette’s classic two-spoke design, but it’s also a bit more compact than its predecessor.

In the C8’s interior, the steering wheel is a focal point for both driver and passengers. The steering wheel is a full leather wrapped affair with a central leather marker. It is also a bit more technologically advanced than its predecessor. It features a central leather centering strip, a flat bottom, and a squared-off shape.

The C8’s instrument cluster screen is also a big deal. It displays a big analog tachometer in the center, along with ancillary readouts like G-force and fuel gauges. The screen also has a nice looking rear-view camera display, which could prove to be a handy feature in the mid-engine Corvette’s cockpit.

The C8’s two-spoke steering wheel is also a bit of a novelty. It’s a touch smaller than its predecessor, but it has the same cool features. It also has limited switches on the spokes. The steering wheel’s big touch is the leather centering strip.

The C8’s two-spoke steering wheel is a bit more technologically advanced than its predecessor. It features a central leather centering strip, a flat bottom, and a squared-off shape.

C8 Corvette Interior Instrument Cluster

Whether you’re new to Corvette or have owned one for decades, you probably know what an instrument cluster is. It’s the collection of gauges and controls that keep track of your car’s important metrics, such as speed, engine RPM and more. Luckily, you can upgrade your Corvette’s interior, enhancing its appeal to passengers and boosting its resale value.

While an instrument cluster may not be the most exciting part of your ride, it’s a critical piece of equipment for keeping you and your passengers safe. And the C8 Corvette has some pretty cool tech.

The C8 instrument cluster features a twelve-inch screen that changes colors depending on which driving mode you’re in. It also features a dimmer switch for restoring its brightness.

While the C8 Corvette has some pretty impressive tech, its interior isn’t quite up to par. The dashboard’s materials aren’t quite as high-quality as you might expect for the price tag. And the dashboard’s layout isn’t a particularly ergonomic one.

The Corvette has a good reputation for performance, but the C8 takes that reputation a step further. It’s also the first Corvette to feature an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. And the C8 has an impressive set of standard features, including Apple CarPlay and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system. And GM hasn’t yet announced whether or not the C8 will offer a manual gearbox.

If you’re looking to upgrade your Corvette’s instrument cluster, look no further than the all-digital variant.


C8 Touch-screen Infotainment System

Whether you’re a Corvette enthusiast or simply looking to get your hands on a new vehicle, you’ll be excited to know that the eighth-generation Corvette offers a touch-screen infotainment system  that’s not only easy to operate, but also customizable.

The infotainment system has changed a lot since the original model’s debut, and the new model’s interior looks to continue the progress. Chevrolet is making the new C8 interior feel as though it was designed to compete with European rivals, but it’s still a Corvette.

The touch-screen infotainment system has moved to a single-row layout, reducing clutter in the centre console and keeping the climate control buttons near the driver. While this may seem like a positive move, it may also leave passengers feeling left out.

The touchscreen is situated adjacent to the digital gauge cluster. The infotainment system features a split-screen layout, which is well thought out.

The touchscreen features a 12-inch information cluster screen, allowing drivers to monitor their car’s performance and the vehicle’s fuel economy. The touchscreen also comes equipped with a high-definition backup camera and SiriusXM subscription. It also features a standard Chevy 4G LTE WiFi hotspot.

Lastly, the touchscreen offers standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. You’ll also find a 10-speaker Bose audio system, as well as a wireless speaker for two active devices. The Infotainment 3 Plus system also features voice recognition and Bluetooth audio streaming.

C8 Corvette Digital Rearview Camera (2LT, 3LT)

Having a rearview camera in a Chevy Corvette is a great option for increasing rear visibility. The camera is built into the rearview mirror and is activated by flipping it downward. This allows the driver to see what’s behind them without turning back. It also reduces glare.

The rear vision system is one of the best innovations in the automotive industry. It eliminates the need to turn back to avoid hitting objects behind the car. In addition, the rear view camera system is designed to maintain visibility even in low-light conditions.

The interior of the C8 Corvette is one of the most stunning and practical designs in the entire car industry. It’s low and thin, with crisp edges and a unique design. It’s also easy to reach for the driver.

In addition to the rearview camera, the C8 Corvette’s interior offers an onboard Performance Data Recorder that measures your speed, revs, and distance traveled. It’s also equipped with rear cross-traffic assist. The onboard system is wireless and uses Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Chevy Corvette C8 also comes with an impressive five-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty and roadside assistance for the first five years of ownership. This includes a free first service visit.

The C8 Corvette interior features a vibrant all-digital instrument panel, an infotainment screen, and tight panel gaps. It also features a cascade of buttons that are mounted on a large, prominent partition.

C8 Corvette Interior Colors

A full Adrenaline Red interior is new for the C8 Z06, and it can also be had with black trim. There are five other options including black, gray, two-tone blue, and tan for the C8 Corvette and C8 Z06. Z06 cars also have a carbon-fiber steering wheel and carbon paddle shifters, and the carbon trim can be extended with two available levels, with one that has carbon trim on the door armrests (pictured). A Stealth interior trim package is also available.  Also, there are 21 interior options including seat belts that can come in blue, black, red, orange, or accelerate yellow.

C8 Corvette Interior parts

Having a quality set of C8 Corvette interior parts is essential to enhancing the look and feel of your vehicle. These include floor mats, seat belts, lighting, and custom trim. Many of these items are available from leading manufacturers including Hurst, American Brother Designs, and Lanes Professional Car Care. These products are designed to enhance your driving experience.

The C8 Corvette Lloyd Ultimat Double Logo Front Cargo Mat is a great choice to upgrade the look and feel of your vehicle. It features a double-sided logo, non-skid backing, and wear-resistant properties. It is also made from 100% American-made materials. It is available in a wide range of colors. It is designed to match your vehicle’s carpets. It is made of 48 oz. per yard premium nylon, which is three times thicker than standard automotive carpets. Its latex layer is designed to prevent moisture, while the woven polypropylene layer adds rigidity.

The C8 Corvette Lloyd Ultimat Double Logo Rear Cargo Mat is another great choice to enhance the look and feel of your vehicle. It is designed to match your vehicle’s carpets, and it has non-skid backing, wear-resistant properties, and a double-sided logo. It is also made from thick 2-ply continuous filament nylon. The woven polypropylene layer adds rigidity and keeps the mat in place. Its embroidered double-sided logo is designed to match your vehicle’s carpets.

The C8 Corvette Lloyd Luxe Cargo Liners are another great option to protect your interior. They repel nasty grime and dirt, and they are made from a premium nylon that repels liquids and stains. They also have non-skid backing that lessens exterior road noise. They also come with factory-compatible Lloyd anchors.

C8 Corvette Accessories

Adding the right interior accessories to your C8 Corvette can make it feel like a luxury car. From floor mats to console cushions, there are plenty of options to choose from. The C8 Corvette has a rear mounted LT2 V8 engine and is capable of reaching top speeds of 190 miles per hour. It can also be used for some serious Chevrolet outings like going to the track or attending a sporting event. In addition to the newest Corvettes, Zip has a large selection of Chevrolet parts and accessories for the 2020 and 2021 model years. The company offers everything you need to give your C8 a facelift and enhance your driving experience.

You can find more C8 Corvette Accessories here from some of the best sellers on Amazon. (make sure to read the reviews)

Every C8 Corvette at SEMA 2022 Las Vegas (VIDEO)

Last year we covered KnightDriveTV video of every C8 Corvette at SEMA in 2021 Las Vegas. And now they have uploaded another video where you can hear their disappointment in this year’s showing of the C8 Corvette and the limited aftermarket companies showing up with new products.

They show as they did last year many Rocket Bunny Widebody Kits, StreetHunter Design Body kits, Liberty Walk Body kits for the Corvette C8 and lastly one of our C8 Corvette customization favorites from Label Motorsports limited edition of only 5 design and installations they provide with over 35 forged carbon fiber parts.

Label Motorsports has stayed firm to their business model of building 5 Vouno limited edition C8 Corvettes. They said it starts around $165,000 and includes all of their design options, forged carbon fiber, wheel choices ect…

They are still not open to offering parts on a one off basis or on a site where a C8 Corvette owner can piece out what they want like a ACS Composite as an example who also discusses their carbon fiber parts in this video.

Although the SEMA 2022 show isn’t as good as the 2021 Show for the C8 Corvette which has now been out since 2020, we are guessing next year will be the best showing yet with customized C8 Corvette Z06 cars showing up.

The many “firsts” of the C8 Corvette Z06, like the first C8 Corvette Z06 bagged on air bag suspension, or the first widebody C8 Z06, or the first C8 Corvette Z06 on “insert wheel company here” wheels

One part of the video includes a really great interview with Procharger Superchargers and their C8 Corvette supercharger kits including thoughts on the transmission, ECU, TCM, and how its set up with boost and fuel management.

Which C8 Corvette from SEMA 2022 is your favorite from the video below? Leave a comment on this post, share it, and link to it on your social profiles.

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C8 Corvette Market Update, VIPs, & September Allocations

Rick Corvette Conti shares the latest C8 Corvette news from allocations to the new C8 Corvette Z06.

Some of the top points from the Latest C8 Corvette news

  • The selectable VIN is being abused with over 500 trying to select a low number VIN to help get a C8 Corvette Z06 faster
  • YES, Chevrolet and General Motors are choosing influencers and YouTubers for the C8 Corvette Z06 although they don’t need to with lists so long they can’t fulfill the orders
  • There are still a lot of parts and supply chain issues and Chevy Dealers are month to month on C8 Corvette allocations that change drastically each month
  • Rick shared a call where some people lower on the big dealer lists like Ciocca Corvette and MacMulkin were told to hold out if they wanted the Z07 package and a few did but now are screwed to wait until orders for the C8 Z06 start again in January 2023.

Here’s How Much a 2022 C8 Corvette Sold For

In this video from NoLimitMax she shares his experience of selling a brand new 2022 C8 Corvette 2LT for $95,000 after paying $72,000 + sales tax.($78,000). He thought $22,000 over MSRP would be fair.

This video is a great breakdown of the current state of the C8 Corvette market and as you can see two years later after the 2020 release of the Corvette C8 they are still selling for well above MSRP including now the C8 Z06.

This also doesn’t include how much the car dealer sold it for once they purchased it from him for $95,000.

He waited 10 months for the torch red Corvette C8 2LT and drove it for about 1,000 miles before selling it and loved it. However, he knew it would be worth more than he paid for it and wanted to take advantage of the current Corvette C8 market while it’s still hot vs. the Corvette C7 which is still sky high.

Carmax offered $92,000 so he decided to cold call local Chevy Dealers in his area and came up with the $95,000 sales price that he would be happy with and sell it to a dealer to make it easy.

Protection Film Solutions Breaks Down their C8 Corvette Build

In this video Protective Film Solutions in California breaks down their complete C8 Corvette build the “C8 GT4.R” with a new Apex Wheel launch.

Their C8 Corvette has over 12,000 miles on it and have been driving it to all the local shows, on Rallies and have taken it on track and haven’t had any issues. They took it out to Laguna Seca and was flawless and easiest car to drive with the dual clutch transmission. They also mention on the Long tail rally they did over 4,500 miles and some of the exotic cars would break down.

They have had the C8 Corvette for 8-9 months and would absolutely do it all over again especially at the 85k MSRP they bought it for. Also, price to value with under 3 seconds in 0 to 60 nothing beats it.

We covered their entire C8 Corvette build process since they received their first Racing Sport Concepts carbon fiber parts.  They mentioned they can be a one and done shop for anyone that wants to replicate the same process on their C8 Corvette to have their own “C8 GT4.R”.

Here are the build specs of this C8 Corvette GT4.R and leave a comment below to guess how much this build will cost. They didn’t say in the video but maybe they will release that pricing soon. It depends on how much of the build you do as well.

General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant Facing Another UAW Strike?

In this video from Brink of Speed on YouTube he discusses C8 Forum chatter that is talking about another UAW strike like the one that happened in 2019.

You can learn more about the UAW possible strike again in his video below and at this Bowling Green News site.

What’s next for perhaps the region’s best-known employer?

Potential new labor problems, this time arising not from the national United Auto Workers union but from a local contract involving working conditions and perks that members of UAW Local 2164 believe aren’t being addressed.

The Chevrolet Corvette plant workers who make up Local 2164 sent an unmistakable message about the local contract last week, when 98% of the plant’s production workers and 97% of its skilled trades workers voted to reject an offer from plant management that didn’t include many of the demands being made by union leadership.

“We pretty much knew what the outcome would be,” said Jason Watson, shop chairman for Local 2164. “It’s disappointing that the company doesn’t take into consideration what the hourly workers are asking for in improvements.”

 

In 2019, the UAW strike cost GM 4 billion dollars an this was another reason their was a delay and lower C8 Corvette production numbers since this hit before Covid did in March of 2020.

 

Is the C8 Corvette Z06 Production Starting April 22nd?

In this video HorsePower Obsessed on YouTube shares a comment that was posted on a C8 Corvette Forum that states C8 Z06 production could start April, 22 2022.

The comment specifically says:

c8 corvette production

 

Which is very interesting since we recently posted from another YouTuber that was told from one of the top 2 selling Corvette dealers MacMulkin Chevrolet this is going to be a global car and they will not limit production of the C8 Corvette Z06

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Production To Start MUCH sooner than originally expected!

There has also been information released that the 2023 C8 Corvettes including the C8 Z06 production should start in May 9th.

For more information about the C8 Corvette Z06 check out our resources here and here.

Another YouTuber Brink of Speed also shared his thoughts about the recent C8 Corvette Z06 production rumors, comments, and videos.

He has a direct email from a parts manufacture for the C8 Corvette Z06 and his email has some very specific details. They are estimating 60 per day production and about 10,200 C8 Corvette Z06 produced with about 15,000 Corvette C8 Z06s made every year after. Check out the video below to see the email that was sent from a Gmail account that coincides with the comment shared above on a C8 Corvette Forum.

Will GM produce MORE 2023 C8 Corvette Z06’s & SOONER than we THOUGHT!?

C8 Corvette Gets Wrapped Inozetek Metallic Racing Green

In this video you can see Racing Sport Concepts white C8 Corvette get transformed with Inozetek’s Metallic Racing Green wrap material.

In Inozetek’s Instagram post Racing Sport Concepts mentions Black Star or @goblackstar on Instagram did the wrap so perhaps “Car WrapKing Vinyl Wraps” filmed it or this is their new YouTube channel.

Either way they did an amazing job and that color looks awesome with Racing Sport Concepts full C8 Corvette carbon fiber body kit.

Inozetek is a super glossy popular wrap material company that has been growing and blowing up in the aftermarket automotive industry. We used their “super gloss Chalk grey” wrap on our C8 Corvette as well and very happy with it.

Behind the Scenes: Car Photography on Instagram (VIDEO)

If you didn’t know we have an Instagram account @AutomotiveSEO where you can follow us for all the best C8 Corvette and automotive photography content of the best car builds.

We highlight our Automotive SEO clients, C8CorvetteBlog.com advertisers and share the best content from the best car photographers and automotive companies in their respective space to share the love back to their page for any great C8 Corvette or car build.

It’s like getting a new SEMA show car in your Instagram feed on a daily basis and can provide insights and inspiration on colors, carbon fiber parts, aftermarket mods like exhausts and headers, as well as the top aftermarket wheel companies and wheels for the C8 Corvette.

One of our recent posts was from AHProdvction on Instagram of this orange widebody bagged C8 Corvette.

And now you can see the making of this roller and car photoshoot of this Orange C8 Corvette via AHProdvction on YouTube as well.

Rick Corvette Conti Jumping a C8 Corvette?

In this video from Rick Corvette Conti on YouTube he shares the latest C8 Corvette news and has a date set for his C8 Corvette “Evil Knievel ” type of stunt jump which is December 19th, 2021.

C8 Corvette Plant Slowdowns

Rick mentions a lot of his C8 Corvettes for customers are just sitting at the Bowling Green, KY plant for over month that he thought he should of received by now.

C8 Corvette Z06 Pricing

Rick also shares his thoughts on the C8 Corvette Z06 Pricing YouTube videos and confirms its all speculation as he speculates the pricing will come out in January or February 2022 from Chevrolet and General Motors officially.

Heated Steering Wheel 

If you don’t get a heated steering wheel with any GM vehicle you get a $25.00 credit, 1 year free remote access plan, and they will retrofit your car when the part comes in since it’s been effected like many things with the supply chain and chip shortage.

Rick Corvette Conti C8 Corvette Jump

Rick Conti mentions he will be jumping his C8 Corvette Evil Knievel style with a full video production type video on December 19th, 2021. He will be sharing the video on his YouTube channel here and he has already completed the jump and has some slight injuries from that and also jumping over his car.

He mentions he messed up his C8 Corvette Convertible by jumping it but it is currently fixed already. It was a lot more damage then he expected and you will have to watch his YouTube channel Dec 19th to see the video of the C8 Corvette jump.

C8 CORVETTE JUMPS OVER ANOTHER C8

So here is the video of Rick Corvette Conti Jumping a C8 Corvette over another C8 Corvette. Real or Fake with good high production paid for editing? Leave your comment below.

He conveniently does the “jump” at night, in the rain, in a “private lot” that looks like a commercial building or school parking lot. You don’t see him land or go ramp to ramp and supposedly lands on asphalt but runs out of the car ok and the car flys down the concrete at 70MPH.

Unlike StreetSpeed717 where you clearly see him jump his lambo over his other lambo there is some fishy stuff going on here with Rick and looks more like a high production magic trick of the mind on some of his YouTube Commentors which also appear to fake? (a lot of comments from profiles with no pictures, videos on their page, about section blank ect..)

WHAT DID WE DO? EVEL KNIEVEL CORVETTE JUMP FOLLOW UP

Here is the follow up to the Rick Corvette Conti C8 Corvette jump that was fake and all for “entertainment” and “views”.  So if you enjoy fake car jump videos this one is for you! lol