Cordes Performance Racing in Tempe, AZ has built a Custom C8 Cat Back exhaust for the new C8 Corvette.
Check out their video that shows how they built the C8 Corvette Exhaust that they will be offering shortly and how it compares to the C7 Corvette.
Per Cordes Performance Racing YouTube video:
We wrapped up our C8 Cat-back that we will be offering shortly on our site. These are available for immediate install at our facility and will be a little bit until we are ready to ship outside of the shop. LIke all of our products we make these 100% in house!
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.
Check out this video that we found on YouTube of what is thought to be the new 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 in test mule format disguised to hide the body lines and the flat plane crank engine that revs to 9000 RPMS like a Ferrari.
Funny enough they are with a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and a Ferrari 458.
What do you think of the 2022 C8 Corvette Z06 and will you buy one?
Here are multiple YouTube Videos of the Kooks Headers for the C8 Corvette that compare how the C8 performs with changing out the stock headers and adding Kooks Headers as well as Kooks Green Cats.
Also, if you are installing Kooks Headers yourself on your Corvette C8 you need a O2 Sensor Socket Wrench as well.
We will keep this post updated with any new C8 Corvette Kooks Headers videos as well. If you want to add anything to this post let us know in our Sponsors Page contact form or shoot us a message on Instagram or Twitter.
Per Complete Street Performance C8 Corvette Kooks Headers
In this video we install a set of Kooks 1-7/8″ headers on the C8 Corvette with the factory cats. Then we put it on the dyno to realize the gains, only for the big surprise to be that we went the opposite way. We think we identified the reason why and hope Kooks will address the issue. If they do, there will be a follow up video! The Complete Street Performance YouTube Channel is dedicated to bringing you humorous but quality car content, mostly specializing in late model Domestic V8s. The work we do is with roughly a century of experience between everyone working at CSP, and the best part is we have fun doing this specialized work.
Per Emelia Hartford Kooks Headers C8 Video
Today’s episode is a fun one to say the least! Happy to announce we have partnered up with Kooks Headers and Exhaust to install a beautiful set of their new 1 7/8 304 Stainless Headers and Ultra Green High Flow Cats! Of course before installing the cats we had to see how she sounded with open headers! For the record these headers are not off a NASCAR but Kooks does make NASCAR headers and they sure sound like they are!
Per Gabe Design Florido C8 Corvette with Fabspeed Exhaust and Kooks Headers.
Corvette Direct Installs Kooks Headers and Green Cats and then Dynos his C8
Kooks headers get installed on the 2020 C8 Corvette! We head to RPM in Garner, NC to get Kooks 1 7/8 in super sport header and green cats installed on the C8 Corvette. I hope yall enjoy. This opened the car up so much. Im excited to dyno the car and see what kind of gains were working with!
C8 Corvette Rev Battle- Kooks Headers & Green Cats vs Stock Headers (Sound Test)
Kooks Headers and Exhaust 2020 C8 Corvette
Here is a video from Kooks Headers with their new C8 Headers and Green Cats where they were able to test with 20+HP gains.
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.
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.
Check out the differences between the new C8 Corvette Z51 Performance package vs. the Base Model Non Z51 Corvette C8 Stringray.
Per Chevy this is what you get with the $5,000 Z51 Package Add on
Z51 performance Brembo® brakes
Z51 performance suspension
Performance rear axle ratio
Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD)
Z51-specific front splitter and rear spoiler
Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4S 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear, high performance, run-flat, summer-only tires1
Heavy-duty cooling system
Z51 Package Worth $5000?? Base Corvette C8 vs Z51 Corvette C8 Comparison!
Part two of Daily Downshift comparison video between the Z51 package corvette C8 and our base model corvette c8. The other vehicle has this performance package as well as 2LT trim level, while ours doesn’t and is the 1LT trim level. We drove both vehicles and the biggest differences were in the suspension and steering wheel feel.