Protective Film Solutions Project C8 Corvette

Protective Film Solutions in Orange County California just purchased a C8 Corvette from Whitmoyer Chevrolet for their latest shop project build.

This blog post will be updated as they update their C8 Corvette build series on their YouTube channel to show you what they do with it.

Here is an introduction video on why they chose the C8 Corvette

And Stage One of the C8 Corvette Build at Protective Film Solutions

They start off with a full paint correction and clay bar and then add a clear PPF (paint protection film) to their C8 Corvette. Then they added an Xpel XR Plus tint to the driver and passenger windows as well as the front windshield and STEK windshield rock protection film.

Lastly, they added Glanz ceramic coating to the interior, wheels, and exterior of the C8 Corvette. Stay tuned for more videos we will keeping this post updated as they build the C8 Corvette.


Protective Film Solutions C8 Corvette Project

Here’s another update of the Protective Film Solutions C8 Corvette build where they add new tires, aftermarket wheels, and suspension to lower the C8 Corvette and get rid of that ugly wheel gap and stock OEM C8 Corvette wheels.

They went with Paragon Performance Lowering Springs, Michelin Pilot 4S Tires, and Apex Race Parts EC7 Wheels.

They mentioned the next updates should include an exhaust, aero, and carbontastic steering wheel.

Looks like the Protective Film Solutions is adding Racing Sport Concepts Carbon Fiber aero to their C8 Corvette project. In this quick update video you can see the Racing Sport Concepts boxes in their office waiting to be unpacked.

To see the complete and finished C8 Corvette build by Protective Film Solutions check out this link! or the video down below


Chevrolet Just Revealed the 2023 C8 Corvette Before the REVEAL???

Chevrolet just revealed the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 BASE model on Twitter and Instagram and we are seeing mixed messages from potential customers and Corvette fans online.

Most C8 Corvette owners like it but aren’t “wowed” especially the C8 Corvette owners that already have heavily modified their current C8 Corvettes with wheels, exhausts, lowering springs ect…

Also, Chevrolet is really teasing the new C8 Z06 since we all know from the Nurburgring videos of the C8 Z06 that there are going to be variants and a track focused C8 Z06 with a bird like wing with a Z07 package.

It will be interesting to see what happens on October 26th when we get to see every C8 Z06 variant and option including the details of the flat plane crank engine, C8 Z06 convertible, performance numbers, C8 Z06 colors, and possible weight reduction with a magnesium DCT.

2023 C8 Z06 photo released by team Corvette ahead of schedule!


Rick Corvette Conti says he has seen the C8 Z06 flat plane crank engine (hints at Twin or Dual Intake Manifolds) , interior, and tachometer of the new C8 Corvettes from being part of the spy photographer crew.



OFFICIAL C8 Corvette Z06 Photo Released! My Reaction…

C8 Corvette Stingray Prices FINALLY Coming Back Down?

As of March 2022, the Starting base price of a C8 Corvette Stingray is $62,195.  And the starting base price of a C8 Corvette Convertible is another $7,000 taking the total price to $69,695. 

Also, if you add the 2LT package it is another $7,000 or $69,495 and the 3LT top level packages adds another $11,950 or starts at $74,145 before adding any other options.

How Much is a Corvette C8?

Updated March 23rd, 2022 for the 2023 C8 Corvette Pricing Model Year

2023 Corvette Stingray – $63,195 MSRP

New 20 Spoke Wheel Designs
Gloss Black (Q9I) – $995
Satin Black with Red Stripe (Q9A) – $1,495
Ultra Bright Machined (Q99) – $1,995
Tech Bronze Accessory (5DG) – $3,195

New Exterior Options
Black Exhaust Tips, requires NPP performance exhaust (NGA) – $200
70th Anniversary Edition Stripes – $995

New Interior Treatments
Stealth Aluminum Interior Trim (BAZ) – $595
Adrenaline Red Dipped Interior, requires 3LT – No Extra Charge with 3LT

70th Anniversary Edition (Y70), requires 3LT – $5,995

Updated June 13th, 2022:

The base model 2023 C8 Corvette 1LT had a $2,300 price increase taking it to a base MSRP of 65,595 via Rick Corvette Conti in the video below.

2023 C8 Stingray & 70th Corvette Pricing HERE! INSIGHT to Z06 Price?

In this video from Cars, Costs and Technology on his take on C8 Corvette Pricing. Do you think he is right and the C8 Corvette pricing will come down?

He does say its going to hold it’s value and thinks it will stay above what you paid for it but thinks the 25-30k mark ups are going to go away. Funny enough we posted about the C8 Z06 is going to be marked up as researched from us personally and by one of Speed Phenom’s videos. And most dealers have lists of over 1000 people wanted a C8 Z06 and again is going to be hard to get and marked up.

The most we seen in an email from a Chevy dealer is they are going to mark up a C8 Corvette Z06 $200,000. And most are saying they will mark it up $25-$50k. There are only a few dealers like Ciocca Corvette, Macmulkin, Criswell, and Whitmoyer that are selling at MSRP but there wait times and lists are so long it can take a year or more to get it at that price.

Even in the last month or so in 2021 there are still dealers marking up the C8 Corvette at 50k as shown here too. And recently a 25,000 mile C8 Corvette that was tracked hard sold for $85k at Carmax which is still insane especially with that high of miles in such a short period of time of less than 2 years.

So not really sure how much the C8 Corvette pricing will come down if at all in the next year since its going to be hard to get a C8 Z06 and the production levels of the C8 Corvette is still a lot lower than the C7 Corvettes. And C7 Corvettes are still selling for high prices with the used car market, inflation, strike, plant closures, and chip shortages. There really hasn’t been any sign from Chevy or General Motors they are going to double production. And the C8 Z06 is just going to create even more buzz for the brand and people wanting to get a C8 Corvette even if they can’t get the C8 Z06.

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Pricing

Recently we posted another article about the 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 pricing starting at $88,000 based on a build sheet which is close to two Chevy dealers saying it was going to start at $87,000. Read more here and watch these videos.

However we will have the C8 Corvette Z06 Pricing by the end of March 2022 which has been speculated to start in $87,995 to $92,995 range for the base model C8 Z06 vs the C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 package with the carbon fiber wheels and all of the carbon fiber options.

Per Records Rebuilds on YouTube We review the signs that pricing will soon be released for the C8 Z06 Corvette, the prototypes seen at the Indy 500, potential order dates, and possible CTF sightings.

HUGE 2023 C8 Corvette PRICE Increase! Inflation Affecting GM?

THIS is why the C8 Corvette Z06 Pricing is Delayed!?

What do you think will happen to the C8 Corvette Pricing? Leave a comment


Gabe Florido Corvette C8 Gets Serviced at Royalty Exotics

Check out this video from Royalty Exotics and Royalty Rebuilds as they change the oil on Gabe Florido’s C8 Corvette.

Gabe’s C8 Corvette is one of the most popular C8 Corvette builds on Instagram and he runs one of the biggest car pages Car Lifestyle on Instagram.

His C8 Corvette is modded with Vossen Wheels, KW Suspension, Fabspeed Motorsport Cat back and cats with Kooks Headers. He has it wrapped in Xpel Stealth and the full carbon fiber aero kit for the C8 Corvette by Racing Sport Concepts.

We have many other videos and on how to change your oil on a C8 Corvette as well the process you will see in this video.

C8 Corvette Update with Harlan Charles and the Corvette Team

In this video by Harlan Charles and the C8 Corvette team he covers all of the production stats, pricing, options and more about the C8 Corvette at the Corvette Museum.

Harlan Charles is the Corvette Product Marketing Manager and towards the end he takes questions from the audience and gives as much information as possible accept for the new C8 Z06 of course.

He even mentions they don’t even know a location they will use for the C8 Z06 release date information on October 26th, 2021.

He covers this and MORE about the C8 Corvette

  • Awards they received for the C8 Corvette
  • Best Resale Value
  • First ever Right Hand Drive
  • The difference between the Corvette C1 in 1981 to now and the 2020 C8 Corvette
  • Breakdown of the most popular options of the C8 Corvette and combinations of options and colors

What Does the Corvette C8R Edition Really Cost? (IS IT Worth it?)

Check out this video from Brink of Speed as he uses the new 2022 Corvette builder as prices just went live to build the new C0rvette C8R edition.

He uses the Corvette C8R edition as an example to show you what it really costs by adding a C8R graphics package with a plaque. The C8R Edition doesn’t change the engine, DCT or any performance elements to the car.

Just adding the Corvette C8R edition adds $12,940 more to the base model 2022 C8 Corvette stingray. It adds the Z51 package and a lot of the 3LT options along with black trident spoke wheels.

Other than the Jake logo, plaque, and stickers along with the new Hypersonic gray color everything else is the same as the 2020 and 2021 C8 Corvette models. The new Hypersonic grey color is included but if you want the accelerate yellow C8R Edition C8 Corvette its another $500.00

He also specs it based on what Chevrolet showed what they looked like at the Corvettes at Carlisle tent. It came to another $25,390 dollars (just for looks) in options to match what they did with the carbon fiber package as well.

If you built this yourself it would be probably a quarter of that $25k as Brink of Speed points out. The only difference is saying you have one of the 1000 they are building. It really does seem like a marketing gimmick and wouldn’t be a good idea if you already own a C8 Corvette. It’s similar to the Callaway C8 Corvette that had only appearance changes but no performance upgrades. It could be a cool option if you never owned a C8 Corvette before as your first C8 Corvette you purchase but it doesn’t seem like an overpriced marketing gimmick.

We have already covered using an aftermarket company like Racing Sport Concepts for carbon fiber parts for the C8 Corvette is a way better option to save money and have high quality carbon fiber parts.

UP CLOSE!! TWO CORVETTE C8.R EDITIONS Both Hypersonic Gray & Accelerate Yellow

Is the 2022 Corvette C8R Special Edition WORTH buying or WAIT for the C8 Z06?

The ALL NEW C8R Special Edition is here and Chevrolet wants to celebrate for 2022. This C8 is based on a 3LT Vette with the Z51 pkg. Under the engine cover is a 6.2L V8 pumping out 495HP & mated to an 8-speed DCT. On the outside there are two available colors, special graphics, and extra aero. On the inside you will find unique colors and touches. Is the 2022 Corvette C8R Special Edition WORTH buying or WAIT for the C8 Z06?



C8 Corvette Production Numbers (VIDEO, Convertibles Sky Rocket)

Check out this video from Cars, Costs, and Technology where he covers the C8 Corvette production numbers from 2020 and 2021 so far and compares them to the C7 Corvette production numbers.

As you will see thanks to the chip shortage, UAW strike, and Covid the C8 Corvette production numbers are down vs. C7 Corvette typical production.

  • 2021 there were 26,216 C8 Corvettes produced
  • 2020 there were 20,368 C8 Corvettes produced

The first year of the C7 Corvette in 2014 there were 37,288 C7 Corvettes produced which is only 9,000 units less then both 2020 and 2021 C8 Corvette production combined.

Also, another thing you will see in the video is that C8 Corvette Convertible skyrocketed especially in the 2021 model production year.

BEST & WORST C8 Corvette Color Combos By The Numbers! ’20-21 Production Stats

The National Corvette Museum has released a full summary of the final production numbers for the 2021 C8 Corvette. This summary includes details on the popular colors and options for the 2021 model year. In this video we’ll review the best and worst (by the numbers) color combinations for the C8 Corvette so far (2020-2021).

Check out the full PDF from the National Corvette Museum Here:

FULL Details on C8 Corvette Production stats and combinations


Battle of the Widebody C8 Corvettes (VIDEO) Pandem vs Streethunter

Check out this video from TJ Hunt that shows his StreetHunter C8 Widebody Kit vs. Pandem Rocket Bunny C8 Corvette on Toxic Garages.

The Sigala C8 Corvette Widebody was at the Orange County Cars and Coffee. RDB LA is using the Sigala Widebody C8 Corvette Kit to build one as well.

We have covered both the Streethunter Widebody C8 Corvette and Toxic Garages Widebody Kit via Pandem Rocket Bunny individually.

However, in this video you get to see them side by side. The Stradman is also currently building a Widebody C8 Corvette for the SEMA show Nov 2021 in Las Vegas.

Widebody C8 Corvette

2022 Hypersonic Gray C8.R Edition C8 Corvette

Check out this video from Brink of Speed on YouTube as he does a Full 4k Walk Around video of the new 2022 Hypersonic C8R Edition C8 Corvette.

In 2022, this is a C8 Corvette package that is called the C8R edition and as we covered before it’s mainly a graphics and sticker tribute to the C8.R race car. There is no engine improvement and still uses the same Tremac DCT in any other C8 Corvette.

IMSA GTLM Championship Edition
The 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is based on the 3LT trim with Z51 Performance Package. Each car includes Corvette Racing-themed graphics packages. Accelerate Yellow No. 3 editions feature gray graphics and Hypersonic Gray No. 4 editions feature yellow accents.

Additional exterior content (varies by market):

  • High-wing spoiler in Carbon Flash
  • Yellow brake calipers
  • Black Trident design wheels, with the “Jake” logo on the center caps, and black lug nuts
  • Exterior mirrors in Carbon Flash
  • Black side rockers
  • Splash guards

Inside, the Special Edition features a Strike Yellow and Sky Cool Gray cabin that mimics the exterior yellow and gray racing theme, with standard GT2 seats (Competition Sport seats are available), along with yellow seat belts and a C8.R Special Edition numbered plaque.

1st Look at the 2022 Convertible C8.R from Corvettes At Carlisle 2021!

The Corvette C8 Market is Cracking? C8 Corvette Price Data

Check out this video from Fourwheel Trader as he provides car depreciation analysis on many types of popular cars.

In this video he covers the still top selling and leader in July of 2021 C8 Corvette. We haven’t noticed that much cracking since the C8 is still hard to get and in most cases 12-18 months to get one in your hands when ordering as the lists are so big with Chevy dealers across the country.

The one thing that might slow it down is when Chevrolet announces the production dates on the new C8 Z06 on October 26th, 2021.

Per his video description of C8 Corvette Prices

Buying a Corvette C8? Then this is the video to watch. In this depreciation and buying guide of the Corvette C8 I will show you how much Corvette prices changed in the last three months and what the current premiums are. Furthermore, I will show that we might be at the beginning of the end for the c8 price premiums. You can contact me at if you would like a personalized analysis. Following high demand and limited supply, Corvette C8 prices skyrocketed during last year. This uptrend continued during the last three months as the median price point increased even further by 4%. However, as this video will show you, the first signs of a trend change start to appear. First, we can observe that the upward price trend in the used car market came to an end. Used car prices didn’t increase during the last three months. Moreover, we can already see some price decreases at a more granular level. All of this is caused by an increase in used car supply and median mileage. Second, we can see that the price variation starts to decrease. Prices are less extreme and outliers are priced closer to the rest of the market. This usually signals that the market decided on the price. All of this fits within in the larger market trends. Wholesale prices continued to decrease during July and the average time in takes to sell a used car bottomed out. Yet, it’s unlikely that the C8 market will crash. It’s still the most popular car of the US and it’s sales numbers are miles ahead of the competition. Therefore, it’s more likely that prices will adjust gradually. Note that all the prices are advertised prices.