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.

Cordes Performance Racing Corvette C8 Exhaust

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!

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


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

Kooks Headers for the C8 Corvette, How do they Perform?

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.

Gabe Design on Instagram and Founder of Car Lifestyle on Instagram has Fabspeed Cat Back and Sports Cats with 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.

Also, per their website:

Kooks is excited to announce the new 1-7/8″ Super Street 304 Stainless Headers and Ultra-GREEN Catted OEM Connection pipes for the 2020 C8 Corvette!

This new combination was dyno-tested on a Z51 Equipped C8 and yielded 20+ hp and 26+ ft-lbs of torque to the tires.  All of this on a Stock Tune with No Check Engine Light! *Results may vary* 

1-7/8″ Stainless Steel Super Street Headers. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Now Available for Pre-Order!

  • Oval Port
  • Stock Bolt Pattern
  • Flanged Collector Outlet Connects Directly to OEM Catalytic Converters or Kooks Super Street OEM Connections
  • Includes Gaskets and Bolt Kit required for Installation
  • No additional parts required

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.

Lowered Satin Matte Black C8 Corvette with Vossen Wheels Looks Sinister

Check out this Avery Satin Matte Black Wrapped C8 Corvette wrapped by EA Wraps that is completely murdered out and lowered even with the front lift system.

These are the specs on this C8 Corvette

  • Vossen Wheels (Satin Black Hf-4t 21×12 Rears, 20×9 Fronts with Michelin Pilot Sport 4s Tires)
  • Cicio Performance Lowering Kit for the Front Lift
  • Avery Satin Matte Black Wrap
  • Clearplex for the Front Windshield
  • PPF on the headlights
  • Whole Car has Ceramic Pro
  • Tint on all Windows, 5% Limo all around

C8 Corvette Engine Work

satin matte black C8 Corvette

If you want to see Version 2.0 of our and C8 Corvette check out this post of our new Super Gloss Chalk Grey C8 Corvette.

In this post you will see we made some changes and decided to wait on adding a Supercharger or Twin Turbo kit.