The Biggest Problem with the C8 Corvette, Understeer? (Deal Breaker?)

Here’s the truth. With 8,000 miles driven on my C8 Corvette, and visiting multiple racetracks with it, this is what I’ve learned. Does the C8 Corvette really understeer? Is this the real flaw and biggest issue with the car?

Check out this video to see Speed Phenom’s thoughts about the C8 Corvette since he tracks the car all the time and has driven it 8,000 miles.

He really shows how there really isn’t a big problem with C8 Corvette understeer and learn the car you have and the right balance for the vehicle.

Speed Phenom C8 Corvette Track Videos.

Also, here is great information on how to prepare your C8 Corvette for the Track. 

Emelia Hartford Twin Turbo C8! (WHOA!)

Twin Turbo C8 Corvette by Peitz Performance for Emelia Hartford YouTube Channel to get a lot of views and show what the Corvette Can do with Twin Turbos.

Her Twin Turbos are rated at 700 horsepower a piece and they break down Precision’s Turbo spools and set up.

Looks like this will be one of the first Twin Turbo kits that is started on the Corvette C8 and on YouTube besides Extreme Turbo Systems and TJ Hunt Twin Turbo C8 Corvette sneak peak start up. Emelia mentioned they will start up the Twin Turbo Corvette C8 on the next video.

Also, we are interested in what’s going to happen to the Transmission on the C8 since Late Model Racecraft mentioned in a video when they ran a 100 shot NOS kit they felt the transmission slip.

TWIN TURBO C8 CORVETTE FIRST START! SOUNDS LIKE A FIGHTER JET! *FULL RIPS*

The Twin Turbo C8 Kit is done and runs! Today we finish installing the kit and fire her up for the first time!!! We still have some work today but man does she sound amazing!!! Huge shout out to the team at Peitz Performance Tunes

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!!!

Top 5 Myths and Misconceptions of the Corvette C8

Check out these top five myths and misconceptions of the Corvette C8 from a C8 corvette owner and YouTuber Corvette Direct.

C8 Myth 1

Can’t get the Corvette C8 for 60k

His point is that most YouTubers are adding all the options for YouTube content. So when they ordered they are getting 2LTs, 3LTs, and the Z51 package.

Although Corvette Direct is right there are not that many people that ordered a basic 1LT with no options either whether they are a YouTuber or not and on top of it because of the UAW strike and Covid 19 the production was limited to only 2,700 C8 Corvettes. Since people want this car more than any other car in recent history people are willing to pay more because it’s being compared to a Lamborghini and still undervalued and now with supply and demand with limited production people want the car now and don’t want to wait another 1 or 2 years (2022 for the Z06 version)

Chevy Dude actually shares stats on what C8 Corvette’s were ordered and 1LTs regardless of being a YouTuber or not aren’t as popular compared to the better specked cars like the 2LT, 3LT and Z51 which are still coming in at th $70-100k prices which are a lot less then most supercars and exotic cars it competes with. Only 63 were 1LTs

C8 Myth 2

The Z51 is a performance package not a “model” of the C8 Corvette Stringray and just a track pack

We have highlighted the differences of the Z51 package vs. the Base Model below and here if you want to see more videos of two C8 Corvettes one a Z51 optioned C8 vs. a Base model Stingray C8 Corvette.

Per Chevy this is what you get with the $5,000 Z51 Package Add on

  • Z51 performance Brembo® brakes
  • Z51 performance suspension
  • Performance exhaust
  • 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

C8 Myth 3

That the C8 Corvette makes 562 HP to the wheel

Corvette Direct is right there are plenty of dyno pull videos showing well below the 500 horsepower to the wheel and most videos they are making between 420-450  to the wheel.

We have covered C8 Corvette Dyno pulls with videos on our site as well here and here if you want to see for yourself.

The Base model C8 Corvette has about 430 horsepower to the wheel for the most part and over 500 horsepower with no mods or twin turbos has been debunked.

C8 Myth 4

That the C8 Corvette weight is roughly 3200 pounds

The Corvette C8 actually weighs 3,647 and is still really heavy but the next models like the Z06, ZR1, or the Zora should reduce weight.

Also, most people that have been adding exhausts, sport cats, or headers they are removing a lot of weight from the car as well which can help a little bit.

And they didn’t use that much carbon fiber to keep the price down on the first Stingray C8 model.

C8 Myth 5

And the last Myth is you can’t Drive the C8 Corvette Daily

That is far from the truth. Having driven and owned a McLaren which was not a good daily driver the C8 Corvette is hands down an easy to drive daily driver and has decent front and rear trunk room for getting groceries, going golfing or a trip.

They also have a front lift option that can help you with your daily drives over speed bumps or getting in or out of the steep driveways.

The C8 Corvette is a great daily driver unless you have a family since it’s a two seater car.

What do you think of these myths? Any others you have heard? Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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.

 

Emelia Hartford C8 Corvette Updates!

This post is dedicated to all of the Corvette C8 updates Emelia Hartford is doing with her C8 Corvette since GM and Chevrolet seems to have been giving her some behind the scenes access and things like cool  C8 Car Covers.

Here are some of the other Emelia Hartford posts to get you up to speed and then all the new content will be below!

Emelia Hartford heads to Texas to Peitz Performance for her Twin Turbo C8 Corvette set up.

Emelia takes a ride and uses Launch Control in her Twin Turbo C8 Corvette.

 

My Blown Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Rebuild is finally DONE! And absolutely RIPS!

Emelia finally is done with building her meth injected Twin Turbo C8 Corvette. Now how long will it take for her to blow the transmission?

Luckily she already blew the engine and changed out the axels. So really the only thing left to break on her C8 Corvette is the dual clutch Transmission (DCT) where people have found it slipping around the 650HP area.

She did mention she is going to add a clutch pack for the C8 transmission and still waiting on the ECU to be unlocked so the C8 Corvette can be tuned.

Here’s How Much My Twin Turbo C8 Corvette Cost To Build

TJ Hunt & Emelia Hartford Twin Turbo C8 Corvettes

Taking TJ Hunt to school lolol in all seriousness we had some fun lining up our Twin Turbo C8’s!

Emelia Hartford broke the World Record of the fastest C8 Corvette at the drag strip by going 9.4 seconds in the quarter mile at 144mph with her 1,000 Horsepower Twin Turbo C8 Corvette. She edges out Extreme Turbo Systems who got into the 9s, with their Twin Turbo C8 Corvette first.

World’s First Low 9’s C8 Corvette! World Record Pass + HARD Launches Emelia Hartford 1000 Horse Power C8 Corvette

Update June 2021

Emelia Hartford Receives $180,000 CASH offer for her Twin Turbo C8 Corvette

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.