Corvette C8 Lambo Door Conversion Kit from Vertical Doors, Inc.

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.

Updated October 2020:

Check out Stephen’s @2cool4show C8 Corvette featuring Vertical Doors, Inc. door conversion kit.

2020 C8 Corvette Engine Blows While Driving!

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!!!

C8 Corvette as Fast as a Lamborghini Huracan?

The C8 Corvette has taken the automotive world by storm. It has had the most anticipation, buzz, and mark ups seen on a first year car in a long time.

On top of that the new C8 Corvette Mid Engine set up is stealing customers away from the traditional supercar and exotic car market from brands like McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. Why pay over 200k when you can pay half that even with high mark ups and get the same mid engine high performance experience even with the BASE model C8 Corvette Stingray Z51?

Wait until Chevy and GM drop the Z06, ZR1, and Zora C8 Corvette models on the market and watch those brands really get hurt.

Will there always be cult Porsche, Lambo, and Ferrari guys? Sure, but for people setting a goal as a young lad or gal they might be putting C8 Corvette posters on their wall soon enough and probably already are with the Corvette C8.R Racing car. That thing is a beast with the flat plane crank engine that revs up to 9k RPMs.

And now article after article after article is coming out that the Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 (yes, their AWD) had almost identical lap times at the Germany based Nürburgring lap time!

The Corvette C8 lap time was a 7.28.3 while Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 has a 7.28 flat lap time.

If car enthusiasts weren’t stoked already about the C8 Corvette about the value, performance, and comparisons to super cars and exotic cars in the market maybe this will wake them up!

Maybe those mark ups of the C8 Corvette to $100-$150k really aren’t that bad if they are hanging with cars that are over 200k!

Also check out these C8 Corvette vs. Lamborghini Huracan videos from a dig and roll racing.

 

Rob Dahm C8 Corvette Updates (Rebuilding a Wrecked Corvette C8)

Here are all the current updates on Rob Dahm’s C8 Corvette Rebuild Rotary Project. He bought a Wrecked C8 Corvette and is turning it into a Monster!

Rob Dahm 4 Rotor C8 Corvette Swap! Modern Aerovette Incoming!

I Bought The First WRECKED C8 CORVETTE! 4 Rotor Aerovette Coming!

The WRECKED C8 NEW ENGINE is READY for 11000 RPM

3 Reasons the WRECKED C8 is PERFECT for ROTARY ENGINES

How Bad is the Damage on the Wrecked C8 Corvette? I think it can be fixed easily

Chevy won’t sell me parts for the Wrecked C8. Bending the Chassis myself!

Motoroso C8 Corvette Custom Build Updates!

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

Motoroso C8 Corvette 500 mile update – graphics, oil change, and exhaust plans!

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.

Extreme Turbo Systems Twin Turbo C8 (over 700HP!!)

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.

1,000 HP C8?!?! Late Model Racecraft

Check out the plans Late Model Racecraft has for the C8 Corvette including finding the limit on the transmission and if they can make 1000 horsepower with the C8 platform.

Late Model Racecraft also is working on complete exhaust system for the C8 as well and it tough with no tune for the C8 yet.

Late Model Racecraft LMR Catback Exhaust Instructional Video (HOW TO INSTALL C8 EXHAUST)

Best sounding 2020 C8 Corvette

20+ Horsepower Gain from Late Model Racecraft C8 Corvette Custom Exhaust

Dyno Results from Stock 2020 C8 Corvette

SPRAYED WAY TOO MUCH NITROUS FOR THE NEW C8! *(SS717 TWIN TURBO C8 UPDATE)*

How to Prepare a C8 Corvette for the Track

Take a look behind the scenes on what it takes to get your C8 Corvette ready for the track, it’s very important you do the required preparation as GM Dealers may not honor your warranty on the track.

Make sure to Follow all of the C8 Corvette Track Guide steps (download the guide and bookmark this page for track days) or take it to your local GM Certified Chevrolet Dealer for help.

 

2020 C8 Corvette Track Prep GUIDE Deep Dive

JMC Rides Points Out Removing One Wrong Bolt for Track Prep Can Ruin Your C8 Corvette

Also, here is JMC Rides Track Day

2020 C8 Corvette Track Prep Tips (+ other useful C8 info)

Ron Fellows Performance Driving School instructor, Justin “JJ” Johnson, shares C8 Corvette track prep tips during an 8th Generation Corvette Owners School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort.

C8 Corvette Track Fill without taking Trunk out

GM Can’t Keep Up with Demand for the 2020 C8 Corvette

The Detroit Free Press has a GM spokesman Kevin Kelly admitting they are going to have to push their 2020 C8 Orders (over 20,000) to 2021 offering all those new C8 Corvette owners first dibs on the 2021 version. Since rolling out a few 2,700 C8s in February because of the UAW strike delay.

One person at the plant said they are building about 60-90 C8s per day with only less than half of the workers with one shift vs. two shifts.

If this is true and let’s take a conservative 50 cars per day as of June, 2020 that would mean about 1000 C8s per month with 6 months until November when they would switch to 2021 that could mean about 5-6k more 2020 C8s hit the market making the 2020 C8 Corvette a limited 8-9k run and a collectors item.

Out of the 2,700 C8s that already hit the market the only way you can get them is by paying a mark up if you didn’t already order one and get passed the 3000 production status. Some C8s we have seen sell for over 150k!

Per Kevin Kelly and Tadge Juechter with General Motors

“We are not going to build all of the 2020 orders,” GM spokesman Kevin Kelly said, adding that GM would work with affected customers and dealers to offer a 2021 option.

“We’ve had an enormous demand for this vehicle and we had that work stoppage and we have suppliers trying to come up to speed too,” Kelly told the Free Press. “The plant is still coming up from COVID. We still haven’t brought up the second shift yet, so we’re still ramping up.”

We are unaware of any production target misses and are attaining the production output set for the team at Bowling Green as we continue to ramp up after the COVID-19 shutdown.”

“There are issues across the board with suppliers and it’s not just the Corvette. You don’t just bring both shifts back up when the production was down. You have to ramp up. We’re ramping up as we get the suppliers online and everyone online.”

“We initially said we would start taking 2021 Corvette orders at the end of this month (May) but, again, due to the plant being down for two months, we’re adjusting that timing to late July,” Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer for the Corvette, said at the event.

Here are the highlights Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer for the Corvette shared at the May 29 event:

  • GM will continue to build the 2020 Corvette Stingray through the fall, an extension of what it had originally planned.
  • The extension will help ensure that GM builds most — not all — of the 2020 Corvette orders it  received.
  • GM declined to specify the exact number of 2020 models it will build or how many will be coupes versus convertibles.
  • GM will start building the convertible this summer, but declined to provide specific dates because the plant just came back up.

2021 Corvette C8 Pricing

The good news is the C8 Corvette produced in 2021 will not have the base $59k price raised as they were anticipating since Covid and the UAW strike have ruined the most anticipated Corvette GM and Chevrolet has ever built.

For more information visit Detroit Free Press for more information

C8 Production Update from a Customer with an early order

Also here is a video from a customer that ordered a C8 Corvette and his C8 Corvette Production Order with Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, TX.

He is at 3000 code status but he decided to move his order to the Z06 which is coming out late 2021 as the 2022 C8 Corvette Z06. His dealership is getting C8s now from production and they are expecting 20 more as of this video.