2020 Corvette C8 Z51 Track Test! - One Take

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  • This video was shot for the Road & Track Performance Car of the Year 2019 group test at Thunderhill Raceway West. Subscribe to R&T and keep print journalism alive! www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/a29471987/2020-corvette-c8-first-drive-test/
    The C8 Corvette is here! Mid-engined, dual-clutched, fighter-plane-meets-Camaro styled, and far cheaper than Porsche 911's and the Acura NSX. With a 495 HP naturally-aspirated LT2 V8, double-wishbone suspension with mag ride, and the sport exhaust, this 3LT/Z51 car is the top of the initial C8 food chain, and makes us incredibly excited for future iterations, though less so for the base model.
    GM provided the vehicle, a LOT of tires, and mobile support at the track for this test.
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  • TheSmokingTire
    TheSmokingTire  3 หลายเดือนก่อน +952

    *correction* I accidentally said 369 instead of 469 for torque. My apologies, I was a bit rushed and didn’t catch myself.

    • Ponygt 662
      Ponygt 662 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @Digital Source My point is, unlike foolish Ford, GM gave the average man an opportunity to buy a mid engine V8 machine , with Ford, the Ford GT is limited production and costs 3x-4x more than a Vette and yet is slower around some tracks than even a C7 ZR1 and sounds like shit and failed to win Le Mans 3 times like its predecessor did back in 60s , so in my mind the Ford GT MK II is a failure however one may look at it, because it failed to give customers the soul of the 66-69 Ford GT the V8, and failed to win races and couldnt reach customers who really wanted a mid engine Ford machine

    • Digital Source
      Digital Source 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @Ponygt 662 I would not put too much into your statement about the Ford GT Mustang it is still a V-8 5.0l or the new GT500 since the 2020/2021 first off the line went for 1.1 MILLION. Yes I said million, (Ford should be super happy). I also noticed that the Corvette followers are upset that the new C8 Zo6 will cost more than 100K. I did not buy my C6 zo6 new but the window sticker was in the center console when I bought it 3 years ago. The sticker price was 98527.99,(from 2008) that is from 12 years ago so yes the new Zo6 Corvette will most likely cost more than 100K. I would guess 115K to 135K and even more for the ZR1. My advise to everybody is buy a used Corvette for your first. I purchased a 2008 zo6 back in 2016 for 38K, it only had 22K miles on it, not even broke in. It beats paying 90-125K for a new one. My next Corvette will be new, well maybe!!!

    • Tech4All
      Tech4All 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

      The orange is my favorite color! That and the black just look so damn good!

    • Nugg Nugg
      Nugg Nugg หลายเดือนก่อน

      TheSmokingTire Damn! Good driving man.

    • Smita
      Smita หลายเดือนก่อน

      I ma at the mid video, and I have heard Randy and others to complain of a little under-steer until they gave 3 degree camber, so I can see camber plates aftermarket done quickly for this car, and then you just take 15 min to do a weekend or canyon camber, and then you return it to 1 degree for the daily-weekly driving, even with 1 degree front camber it will be great and what if you eat a little bit of the tires internal half earlier. You can offer some tires if you own this car. They can still make adjustments, as you said.

  • Roger Collins
    Roger Collins วันที่ผ่านมา

    I just want one. Damn.

  • AJAY
    AJAY วันที่ผ่านมา

    The recap seemed like: a high school, initially very excited about their prom date only to have friends later talk them down from the giddy-ness. Unintentionally, we've been give a perfect demonstration of the contagious nature of elitism.

  • It’s me again
    It’s me again 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank you appreciate it !

  • The Architect
    The Architect 3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    As an experienced driver that's drove about everything I would go by his review ON THE TRACK IN THE CAR , tha laughing and constant love of it , I wouldn't trust his comming back after and trashing the car . He's not in it and it's days later . Go by what the pro says on track!

  • kaveh fouladgar
    kaveh fouladgar 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I know I know, it’s amazing 😂😍

  • Mike Dennis
    Mike Dennis 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Somebody got chastised by Chevrolet... whoops

  • James King & the Jackhammers
    James King & the Jackhammers 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why do I feel like I just saw a guy blown away by a really great car, but then had to dial down his enthusiasm after the "in crowd" told him he's not allowed to like something North American that isn't "cool kids" approved.
    Did he really actually admit that his giggling/gushing opinion changed after talking to other drivers/reviewers? 《sigh》

  • Grey Beard
    Grey Beard 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Corvette for $85k, it has some cheap plastics, unlike other cars that cost way, way more. That is part of the point of Corvette. It does what other cars, that cost twice and more do and a lot more people can buy one to enjoy.

  • chemmii
    chemmii 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Enjoyed the cat Fin??

  • Manny Land
    Manny Land 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Poor's man Ferrari!!! 😂😂😂😂

  • Jeff Ruiz
    Jeff Ruiz 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can't wait I Went with the black with red interior. Z51 package, 2 Lt trim, high spoiler, red calibers, 5-open-spoke Carbon Flash-painted aluminum wheels with machined edge . Can't wait for this bad boy

  • Andre Gonzales
    Andre Gonzales 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Id like to see ford try to compete with the corvette and viper, they need something of that nature (no the $500,000 ford gt doesn’t count lol)

  • Jason Bangeman
    Jason Bangeman 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Where did you get the race track frames on the wall?

  • Bruce McIntosh
    Bruce McIntosh 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Never had a paddle shifter. Why does it sound like a double-clutch on the downshift? Did you say neutral pedal?

  • Sarjana Basic
    Sarjana Basic 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    cheap because with 6.2 L y got only 500hp

  • um me
    um me 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If they are so good, why are they stoping production on them?

  • guy1900763
    guy1900763 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I want to win lotto,please.I want one.

  • Stephen Malley
    Stephen Malley 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm in love. Give me room for another 200HP in a 500HP rocket and i'll take it every single day. Drooling over this as a C4 guy.

  • Heath Weber
    Heath Weber 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This car is great! Except it’s ugly.

  • Mike Murphy
    Mike Murphy 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You couldnt give one to me. Yuk

  • Rickie Edwards
    Rickie Edwards 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This car makes me want to fist my grandma. So disgusting.

  • Luke S
    Luke S 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So when is the Ferrari lawsuit coming? At a glance it looks like a 458.

  • Alex Ford
    Alex Ford 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank you for providing a full and honest review. This helps a lot to start to size up this car.

  • Strat
    Strat 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    458-like experience for $60k new.

  • Rod Adams
    Rod Adams 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Watching you pick your lines in the corners, I’d say the car saved you many times. But you lucky guy to get to drive these cars on a track.

  • Katsuyoshi Hironaka
    Katsuyoshi Hironaka 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Never thought I’d say it but I’m now a huge Corvette fan 😍

  • Cbeddoe19
    Cbeddoe19 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'd love to pick up a used one of these in about 3-5 years.
    I like how he took it easy on it. 😉
    Nothing more beautiful than tires screaming in pain around every corner but being drowned out by an angry V8.👍

    • It’s me again
      It’s me again 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Cbeddoe19 f**ck that.. they would have a whole new body...

  • MrMintoni
    MrMintoni 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    4:26 ten years behind

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'd like to see a track review of a base $60,000 C8. How much are the options worth.

  • taunupe86
    taunupe86 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What do you think about the two GM employees racing two C8s and get arrested for clocking over 100 mph?
    www.automobilemag.com/news/gm-employees-jailed-racing-c8-corvettes-street/

  • Sir Shreddington
    Sir Shreddington 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I was already sold on this car, and then you said that it's very Pantera. Now I REALLY need it!

  • Ronnie Farnsworth
    Ronnie Farnsworth 11 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Looks like your entering the apex of the corners a bit that to me !! : )

  • Doug G
    Doug G 11 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Do I go with the giddy school girl review while driving or his well its still just a vette comments at the end?

  • PolishGator
    PolishGator 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank you, thank you, thank you

  • Patrick Kennedy
    Patrick Kennedy 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    love the Matt Groening helmit

  • Bill Griffin
    Bill Griffin 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I live in norcal and have never heard of this track. Where it be at?

  • sbounty3
    sbounty3 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Matt, I have been watching you, and been a fan for years. I have to compliment you for the very beginning of this video. This car can literally make or break Chevrolet, they took a huge risk on the affordable pricing, and when they launched it. In order for them to survive they really need to attract a target market of younger men, that are unable to afford the previous price range of a Corvette. I think you are very aware of this, and I respect how you have been careful, and disciplined with your choice of words. Thanks for being a REAL car enthusiast!!

  • MoreDeep
    MoreDeep 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    next time put a cam on the gauges just a tip

  • integra
    integra 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This Monsters C8 must be faster to 60mph than a family sedan P100D right ??

  • Digital Source
    Digital Source 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I see this is a C8 when will you do the Zo6 and ZR1 review? I see the adds showing a 5.5L DOHC V8 which will spin up to 8k+ RPM. I own a C6 Zo6 I don't see how the new hi-rev smaller V8 is going to compete with the previous high end Corvettes. I welcome the extra HP and TQ, but if you have to spin the engine to 6k or more RPM to get that it's not for me. I do not race my Corvette, it's a toy to drive on the streets and I would prefer the power in the mid RPM range where I can use it. Let me know your thoughts, I was against the mid engine design for the C8 but have grown to love it. I love the Corvette, since the C5 as far as performance goes. I don't know why GM is hell bent on getting the super car status. I spent $2300.00 in engine upgrades on my C6 and it made more wheel HP than any super car produced, it would also hit 200+ MPH with no issue at all. When the other models come out post the reviews ASAP I am very interested.

  • MrTresto
    MrTresto 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like it except for the quite high 'wall' inside, between the passengers... Did they really need to do that??

  • Paul Stabin
    Paul Stabin 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Great video, great car. Not sure why a manual option is not offered. Would have fixed any issues mentioned with an admittedly still excellent dual clutch transmission.
    My take overall is that this is a phenomenal car, especially for the money, but don't expect the steering and response to feel like the best from Lotus or Porsche. But apparently the ride is better, the power is there, and grip is excellent.
    So should be on a short list of drivers cars under $90K or under $65K for a base model.
    For me no manual option is kind of a deal breaker, but there are plenty who won't care and run to plunk down a deposit.

  • YasumotoUS
    YasumotoUS 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think it important to drive and report on the base model for those folks just able to put one in their garage w/o the z51 package. The Z51 package has truly compelling features and that might be the proper choice to make the 'vette the best sub-$70k car on the market. But, still, is there enough value in the base model 'vette v. the Supra or a CPO german sports coupe?

  • Douglas Gantt
    Douglas Gantt 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I swear it looks like an NSX.

  • Diabetic Donut
    Diabetic Donut 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    it doesnt make u scream when it takes off (ZR1 comes out ) "fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck"

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You need a better mic.

  • weizenobst müsli
    weizenobst müsli 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When was the last time an american company copied the design of an italian car?

  • Michael Cuoco
    Michael Cuoco 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That is theeeeeee BaDesT Badest Corvette off the shelf in the world ,60.000 dollar one is BaD to the Bone as well,,,its not a Ferrari, but you actually know we do to ls Motors on the street ,but glad to see you drive our Flagship,,,,HeLL yeahhHH,,,that car could be 1500 or 2500 HoSS Overnight, nuFF said, but lolll not everyone has the balls to drive all thaT so ourbw Corvette is Soooooo Perfect and Respects to Chevy for letting the little guy get a superCar,,,thaT CaR and all thaT Right there is what its all about,,thaT CaR was Built FoR US🏁🔩🦍🔧🏁,,,the people that work from pay check to pay check and dream of cars and build them Right on Chevrolet 🌿🏁🌿

  • Darren Seabolt
    Darren Seabolt 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    $85,000? I thought it was supposed to be 59,999.

  • TheBfbr
    TheBfbr 17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    different people designed front and rear? i mean, they don't fit together at all! The front is nice, but the camaro rear...

  • Stephen Meade
    Stephen Meade 17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I like your cat

  • marty Charron
    marty Charron 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I cant talk and chew gum. Matts wheeling this girl while commenting. Nice moves.... Nice moves.

  • Ricardo Miranda
    Ricardo Miranda 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Like a Lamborghini

  • Tier 1 Detail Company
    Tier 1 Detail Company 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Really insightful and down to earth analysis. I definitely enjoyed the video and your take on the new car, well done!

  • Jeff Pertle
    Jeff Pertle 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sounds to me like some one was chastised for being a little too giddy.

    • Peppino Esposito
      Peppino Esposito 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      same. And also seems that for some reason, the magazines don't want to say how good it actually is.

  • motomaniac 69420
    motomaniac 69420 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ok c8 or ford gt?

  • Toon Nontakarn
    Toon Nontakarn 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    corvette nsx?

  • PanO-Rific
    PanO-Rific 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    All That !! and he's a Cat man Dude. Gotta

  • Viking
    Viking 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Man i want this more than the supra but the insurance is gonna be sooooo expensive considering im only 20 😫