Each year Jeff donates his personal Corvette to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The Corvette program has raised nearly $9 million for pediatric cancer research to find less toxic, more effective treatments for the No. 1 cause of death by disease for kids.
Here is a great video from Trailer World in Bowling Green Kentucky that shows the ease and perfect specs for a C8 Corvette Trailer that has a tilt and works great with the C8 Corvettes with a Front lift
This way if you want to trailer your C8 Corvette to the drag races, trips, on a vacation or keep the miles of it on a long haul somewhere before you set up and wreck shop driving your C8 on a track or around town at your final destination.
Per Trailer World Bowling Green Kentucky Video:
We had a local customer bring his new C8 Corvette by to load on an Aluma 8218 Tilt Bed. This new Corvette has the ability to raise the front end high enough to load without need the jump ramps to get started.
If you are wondering what is the difference between the 2020 C8 Corvette and the 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray models we have a list of the updates, differences, and add ons below.
NEW FOR 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray
Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension available without Z51 (FE2)
Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior color
Silver Flare Metallic exterior color
Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior color
New Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package colors: Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow
Stinger Stripes in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver
Driver mode on-screen visualization and new track digital tachometer
Standard Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds; this feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving
Also, per Chevrolet they break down everything from interior, to exterior, and engine of the current 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Model vs. the 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray base model and z51 model packages.
Corvette has always represented iconic American design, performance, technical ingenuity and attainability. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray retains carryover pricing – the same as the introductory model – with MSRP starting at $59,995 for the coupe and $67,495 for the convertible. Both models include destination freight charge.
“Our mission was to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the mid-engine Corvette brought following its launch and are keeping it fresh with new content for the 2021 model.”
C8 Corvette ENGINE & CHASSIS: The next-generation LT2 is paired with Chevrolet’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which provides lightning-fast shifts and excellent power transfer.
Engine: 6.2L LT2 V-8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management
Transmission: eight-speed dual-clutch with manual and automatic modes
Driver Mode Selector – six modes: Tour, Sport, Track, Weather, and MyMode and Z Mode customizable modes
NEW: Available Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension without Z51 (FE2), which reads the road better, providing more precise data through suspension-mounted accelerometers
Available Z51 Performance Package: Z51 performance brakes, Z51 performance suspension (FE3), performance exhaust, performance final drive ratio, electronic limited-slip differential, Z51 rear spoiler, front splitter, 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear summer-only, high-performance tires and heavy-duty cooling system
Z51 Performance (FE4) with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, includes Performance Traction Management
Front lift: adjustable height with memory
DESIGN: The Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette.
NEW: Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior color
NEW: Silver Flare Metallic exterior color
NEW: Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package colors: Blue, Orange, Red and Yellow
NEW: Stinger Stripe in three colors: Carbon Flash/Edge Red, Carbon Flash/Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash/Midnight Silver
Painted brake calipers: available in Black, Bright Red, Edge Red and Yellow
NEW: Sky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior color
GT1 bucket seats
Mulan leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts
Available GT2 bucket seats
Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts
Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts
Available Competition Sport bucket seats
Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated inserts
Napa leather seating surfaces with perforated sueded microfiber inserts
Available heated and ventilated seats; power bolster and power lumbar
Available heated steering wheel
Available custom seat belts: Black, Orange, Natural, Tension Blue, Torch Red and Yellow
Available custom interior leather stitching: Adrenaline Red stitching on seats, instrument panel, doors and console; Yellow stitching on seats, instrument panel, doors and console
Available Sueded Microfiber-Wrapped Interior Package: headliner, visor, trim above windshield and rear window, and A-pillar trim in color-keyed sueded microfiber
Available head-up display – color with readouts for Tour, Sport and Track modes, vehicle speed, gear, engine rpm, shift lights, turn signals, high beam headlamps, turn-by-turn navigation, g-meter, speed limit and lap times
Available Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system
INFOTAINMENT & CONNECTIVITY: The Stingray benefits from GM’s new digital vehicle platform, an all-new electronic architecture that enables the adoption of the company’s next generation of technologies.
NEW: Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system with 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo, HD Radio® Bluetooth® audio streaming for two active devices, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, voice recognition and in-vehicle apps
Available Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with Navigation, includes Plus system features listed above, Connected Navigation, enhanced voice recognition, additional memory for in-vehicle apps and Performance Data Recorder
4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot for up to seven devices
Standard HD Rear Vision Camera (1LT) and HD Front and Rear Vision Cameras (2LT/3LT)
Available Performance Data Recorder
Available wireless charging
SAFETY & SECURITY: An available suite of active safety features.
NEW: Standard Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of Park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds; this feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving
Air bags: four driver and passenger frontal and side-impact air bags with Passenger Sensing System
Available Rear Camera Mirror: rearview auto-dimming with full camera display (coupe and convertible)
Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Rear Park Assist
Available Side Blind Zone Alert
Teen Driver technology
Available theft-deterrent system: engine immobilizer and audible/visual alarm electrical, unauthorized entry, vehicle inclination sensor, vehicle interior movement sensor; activates horn
2021 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY SPECIFICATIONS
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
18.5 gallons / 70 liters
6.2L LT2 V-8 with Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing and Active Fuel Management
Eight-speed dual-clutch with manual and automatic modes
Final drive ratio:
4.9:1 5.2:1 (with Z51 Performance Package)
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Four-wheel independent Magnetic Selective Ride Control (FE2) Z51 Performance (FE3) (included and only available with Z51 Performance Package) Z51 Performance (FE4) with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, includes Performance Traction Management
Speed-sensitive magnetic power steering with variable ratio
19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-open-spoke wheels in Bright Silver-painted aluminum 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-open-spoke wheels in Carbon Flash Metallic-painted aluminum with machined edge 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-trident-spoke machined-face wheels in Sterling Silver-painted aluminum 19 x 8.5 front and 20 x 11 rear five-trident-spoke machined-face wheels in Spectra Gray-painted aluminum
245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, all-season, performance 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, high-performance, summer-only (with Z51 Performance Package)
Check out this video from YouTuber (DCrump) at Freedom Chevrolet in San Antonio Texas that has two C8 Corvettes that are MSRP, $76280 with a $30k mark up to $107,277. We have discussed C8 Corvette mark ups before
The whole C8 Corvette mark up issue is a big topic. One one hand General Motors limited production to only 2,700 C8s thanks to the UAW strike and now this virus pandemic. And even without those issues there is one hardcore side that has the stance “I will never pay mark up”, “that’s ridiculous” “blah blah excuse why they won’t do it when they don’t really even have the money to do so”, “I can wait a year or two” (which is actually fine and a decent excuse at least).
Then on the other side there are people out there that understand supply and demand, capitalism, and if they mark it up and no one buys it then they just sit on it and maybe will have to come down.
However, there are people willing to pay C8 Corvette mark ups for many reasons.
What other mid engine car can you get even with a mark up at $100-$107k?
Have driven cars that are 120k plus that are used “supercars” (Mclaren, NSX, Ferrari, Porsche) and they don’t even come close to how good the New C8 Corvette is.
Even people paying mark up let’s say like one in the video that’s 107k, take it to an auction or flip it yourself for $110k-$125k after a few mods or not depending how the rest of C8 Corvette production goes this year and in 2021 until the 2022 Chevrolet Mid engine C8 Z06 comes out.
Watch this video, and then leave a comment what side are you on?
Award-winning country music artist and Nashville, TN area resident Brad Paisley took delivery of his 2020 Long Beach Red Stingray Corvette at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Brad, a long-time enthusiast, has owned a number of Corvettes and shared his excitement to pick his newest model up through the Museum.
His grandfather was a Pontiac sales man and he said the first car he bought with his royalty money was a 1995 C5 Corvette.
He was there to build the engine on his last corvette but highly recommends the Corvette Museum delivery as well.
Check out this Chevrolet Corvette C8 Lambo Door Conversion Kit by Vertical Doors Inc. (Part Number: VDCCHEVYCORC820)
This kit will fit Chevrolet Corvette C8 2020 Vertical Doors, Inc. is the only manufacturer of Vertical Lambo Doors and ZLR Door Conversion in the USA. Made in the USA, Easy Installation, No welding, Free Tech Support.
What do you think the C8 Corvette should have Lambo doors like the Mclarens, or Aventadors?
We also recently wrote about Eikon Motorsports Lambo Doors Kit for the Corvette C8 as well. Now you have two options to go with and per their website Vertical Doors, Inc. manufacturers their hinges.
We all know this is the first run most coveted car the C8 Corvette. And with that and any first run car there are going to be some issues.
For example we noticed someone that got 1 of the first 2,700 C8 Corvettes produced and their transmission went out and was obviously a bad batch.
Now in this recent C8 Corvette Review with Tall Guy Car Reviews he took MidwestRide’s C8 Corvette for a test drive and review and while they were driving it the engine seized.
So far what we know from MidwestRide’s YouTube update on the blown engine there were metal shaving in the oil filter. Since that’s all we know for now we suggest any C8 Corvette owner go get your first oil change at the 500 mile break in and don’t wait until the first suggested oil change for the C8 Corvette which is 7,500 just to be on the safe side.
We have to say with already 2,700 out there and C8 Corvette production started again only hearing maybe 1 or 2 bad apples is still a good sign of a quality built first car and like any first run on a new model built by ANY car manufacturer there are going to be some bugs or bad things to sort out.
It doesn’t even have to be a first run car. There are plenty second, third, fourth year cars of the same model that have issues with any car brand.
As we mentioned, be on the safe side and go get the first oil change on your corvette C8 at right after the 500 mile break in when the tach changes and they let loose on the RMPs.
2020 CORVETTE BLOWN UP ENGINE PART 2!
What happened to my 2020 corvette??? Vehicle shut off while running?! Met up with Tallguycarreviews, MR.ORGANIK and Officer Jones and this happened…. Please subscribe for more! Will be updating everyone on what happened with the vehicle and what will happen as more info becomes available.
(PT.3) 2020 CORVETTE BLOWN UP ENGINE
This was the 2nd C8 Corvette Engine that seized up per MidwestRide Part 3 Update and the engine is being shipped to Detroit, MI for the engineers to take a look at it.
He also mentioned the 500 mile break in period is for the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) and Engine not just the Engine.
(PT.4) 2020 CORVETTE BLOWN UP ENGINE FULL EXPERIENCE
I FOUND OUT THE CAUSE OF FAILURE!!! I also go into full detail of my experience with getting my engine replaced. Thank you so much Gene at Friendly Chevrolet and thank you GM for taking good care of me. I HAVE MY CAR BACK!!!
Check out this Motoroso Custom C8 Build where they partner with Aftermarket C8 Corvette Brands to built out their new C8 Corvette.
While at the Magnaflow development facility for our 2020 C8 Corvette exhaust we got an in-depth conversation with Rich from Magnaflow about the development of this Cat-back exhaust. We discuss the key points of the Magnaflow system in comparison with the OEM exhaust off the 2020 C8 Corvette along with all the variances of the mufflers and different tips.
Magnaflow C8 Exhaust Part 1 – We head to SD for Mid-Engine Corvette exhaust system development
Magnaflow C8 Exhaust Part 2 – SOUND!!! OEM Z51 vs. Magnaflow cat-back on Mid-engine Corvette
Magnaflow C8 Exhaust Part 3: Designing the new 2020 C8 Corvette Exhaust
More about the Motoroso C8 Corvette Build and how it started.
The Motoroso C8 Corvette Build… Exhaust, Turbos, Brakes and More!
Motoroso C8 Corvette hits the DYNO for Baseline! Does the Mid Engine Vette Break 500+WHP?
We took our 2020 mid-engine C8 Corvette to our local performance shop in San Luis Obispo to get some baseline readings done before we begin our mod madness. The Dyno is located at Pokerjac Automotive, it’s an all-wheel-drive mustang dyno that we had running SAE settings, rear drive configuration with a correction factor of 1.03 based on temperature. As a disclaimer, we are NOT saying the numbers in this video are definitive against the numbers that Chevrolet claim from the factory but are a baseline for us vs all the mods we’re getting ready to throw at our 2020 mid-engined C8 Corvette.
Check out this video of the C8 Corvette breaking the 700 Horsepower mark thanks to Extreme Turbo Systems.
Per Extreme Turbo Systems video on YouTube:
Extreme Turbo Systems is continuing to push the boundaries of the C8 Corvette with our proprietary tuning solution and methanol kit. We put down 736 horsepower to the wheels @ 7.5 psi. To our knowledge, this is the first C8 Corvette ever to be tuned and break the 700whp barrier. We have a lot more in store for this platform, so make sure to follow us for more updates!
Here is more information about this C8 Corvette Twin Turbo set up and how they are making 736 horsepower with this prototype system they are still building and not currently for sale.