2020 Corvette C8 Z51 Track Test! - One Take

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Hace 10 meses

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.


TheSmokingTire Hace 10 meses
*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 Hace 7 meses
@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 Hace 7 meses
@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 Hace 7 meses
The orange is my favorite color! That and the black just look so damn good!
Nugg Nugg
Nugg Nugg Hace 7 meses
TheSmokingTire Damn! Good driving man.
Smita Hace 8 meses
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.
petec9686 Hace 16 horas
Detroit Hair Band Mid Engine Car is a brilliant description. My only problem with that description is you don't necessarily think virtuoso musical skills when you think Hair Band. So, it is like Hair Band with 70s prog rock skills.
MrFunk Hace 8 días
It's just so ugly tho. Good for GM though.
Chandler Klaus
Chandler Klaus Hace 16 días
Takes literally the worst driving lines and then complains about understeer🤨🤨🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️
Husi Phillip
Husi Phillip Hace 20 días
C8 with heckmotor =overradet ....pure shit 😂😂😂😂 and the amis thinks its a monster oooh good 👎👎👎 and he says ferrari and porsche we comes damn you have such no idea about cars matt sarah 👎👎👎👎
zounds13 Hace 23 días
Love the helmet, LOL
The Savages
The Savages Hace 24 días
The supercar killer for $80-100k. Amazing chevy. Can’t wait to see the Z06 released. Now it’s a proper American supercar.
Mr Danny Lane
Mr Danny Lane Hace un mes
That helmet is DOH-pe!
cultured ape
cultured ape Hace un mes
Ok u sold me . Brie buy me a black one
cultured ape
cultured ape Hace un mes
kelson Hace un mes
hey matt , i find it odd you didn't even bring up the mid corner understeer, that so many other reviews have noticed....
Lew Scagnetti
Lew Scagnetti Hace un mes
The car has TONS of under steer !! The front is so light ...Lol
hillclimber65 Hace un mes
Begging for a DOHC engine? I disagree. This engine family is still greatly under stressed, and adapts to the American accepted exercise of forced induction,. And GM has tons of experience with superchargers, and lots of info on turbo's where I think the future is headed. IMHO leave the DOHC engines to the wrong handed drive people in Europe.
TTown918 Hace un mes
Can you sum up your opinion of the C8 in a sentence or two? Boil it down.
mohammed lastman
mohammed lastman Hace 2 meses
no i wont believe you
Jeric Tamayo
Jeric Tamayo Hace 2 meses
This is how the Supra should have been. Smh. Love the C8!
none none
none none Hace 2 meses
A new NSX? oh wait, a Corvette? wtf?
Ryan Schneider
Ryan Schneider Hace 2 meses
Good, honest review. Thank you.
Noname Hace 2 meses
Apex brother
Robert Crawford III Wilson
Robert Crawford III Wilson Hace 2 meses
If Ferrari and Lamborghini had a baby together they would spit this car out.
Albert Neumann
Albert Neumann Hace 2 meses
Very Nice ,Looks like a Lamborghini,Corvettes are always the fastest GM Car,One year the GTO was so GM stopped making them
Jeffrey Richardson
Jeffrey Richardson Hace 3 meses
williams trucks light purr kristen low on cash meets her jodi welch brechts fur
Captain Traction
Captain Traction Hace 3 meses
What a machine!
Francis Fay
Francis Fay Hace 3 meses
First, last I saw all the switches in a 911 turbo S are plastic and many are blank...on a $235,000 car. Second, McLaren just recalled the Sienna, 720S and GT because they can catch on fire. Matt you need to keep in mind full loaded this car will sell for $85K. I for one am okay with a little plastic in the foot well for that price.
William Hace 3 meses
Awesome performance, but holy f*ck that car is ugly.
Orochi C
Orochi C Hace 3 meses
I’m not sure how I feel about the sound of an LS coming from a mid engine Car but these are a great deal
the NECK
the NECK Hace 3 meses
This is a funny video lol people have been complaining haha it’s a base corvette it’s a GT car who the fuck is complaining ?? Kids on the internet haha ...it’s a 70,000 base car not a track car only children would call this a track car since is the base base base corvette .. when the Z06 comes out that will be a track car and even then only 3% of owners will ever hit the track so pleases stop talking like assholes about a grand tourer and track times .. fucking stupid internet comparison shit about a base car
Will Bo
Will Bo Hace 3 meses
Yo, what up? LOL. Could not continue.
paul tan
paul tan Hace 3 meses
Matt Farah- best in the business in the US
truechampoftrance Hace 3 meses
Manual mode? Does it come in a manual transmission?
D Wnright
D Wnright Hace 3 meses
waiting for the ZR1 version, then I'll spend most of my weekends doing this. can't wait. nice vid on a truly knockout car.
Fitness Guru
Fitness Guru Hace 4 meses
Lol...lemme see it with a real driver
Some Vagina Peel Open Like A Grill Cheese Sandwich
Some Vagina Peel Open Like A Grill Cheese Sandwich Hace 4 meses
Amazing car. I have 4 Corvettes which are mostly old school. My favorite is my 1972 Stingray in which I've invested well over 40 grand into the engine alone. Produces 580hp with same for torque. A total mind trip to drive, but this next gen will be my new favorite when it gets delivered.
tђє ยภF๏rGเVєn
tђє ยภF๏rGเVєn Hace 4 meses
This car is making Ferrari hate Chevrolet. Next level performance car designing. A bargain for giving the most car for the dollar in any world you live in. Mustang, Ford GT and Corvette. America owns the performance car market.
Eithel Rotschild
Eithel Rotschild Hace 4 meses
FUCK THE C8 and FUCK YOU FAT BOY eating your subway in front of MALIBY KITCHEN DELI
3cylinderscreamer Hace 4 meses
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Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor Hace 4 meses
It’s way to fighter jet, kill’em all, Team America. Sure it’s a blast to drive but PORSCHE all day.
LeMansta1 Hace 4 meses
Would have loved it also if you had driven it in full auto and see how the trans did on its own for comparison.
stratboy777 Hace 4 meses
Ferrari wanna be!
Nick Coker
Nick Coker Hace 4 meses
“It’s not fast in a straight line” 0-60 in 2.8 seconds...
Noah Clark
Noah Clark Hace 4 meses
🔥🔥🔥 🏁🏁🏁simply fantastic🏎️🏎️🏎️ 1:51 💓🔥 👇 👇 👇 👇🖤
Mike Bjork
Mike Bjork Hace 4 meses
I wonder why he doesn't drive and of the new mustangs anymore i haven't seen him drive the 10sp 2018+ mustang gt or the 2020gt500 and this corvette is in the 90,000
saleenr6 Hace 4 meses
how's the handling compared to 911?
Michael Pollock
Michael Pollock Hace 4 meses
This car kicks ass but the transmission? Its like f1. OMG
Josh Khan
Josh Khan Hace 5 meses
🔥🔥 🏁🏁🏁the amazig race🏎️🏎️🏎️ 0:45 💛❤💚 👇 👇 👇💯
gogo Juice
gogo Juice Hace 5 meses
Goddamn... We STILL can’t get it right, even after we bailed their ass out of the quicksand? Combustion only?! Are you fucking kidding me?! Where the fuck is an all electric or at least a fucking hybrid? Look at the success of the others! Combustion only?..Are you fucking kidding me?! Combustion only is soooooooooooooooooooooooo goddamn yesterday. You would think after seeing a fucking Tesla SUV walk a fucking Aventador that that would make people scratch their heads in the design department and think that maybe they’re on to something. Waiting for this shit is like waiting in line on Black Friday for the new iMac computer only to finally rush in and see a goddamn computer with a CRT screen. Get with the fucking program GM!! LEAD for once like Americans are supposed to... DON’T FOLLOW!! Or walk the fuck home!! So sick of not leading. D- on the NSX body design assholes, and a big mother fucking “F” (as in Fuck You) on the drivetrain. Overall? You failed mother fuckers!! Second rate shit!! For once! Get it right!..... Or go the fuck home. Americans lead... that don’t follow...... Fucking Rookies. I’m sure that the fuckers that design the C8 are the same peach-fuzz pansies that think mainstream music is soulful and Justin Bieber is cool.
lenso010 Hace 5 meses
this car wants liberty walk update. I feel it is not complete
Dick Longmire
Dick Longmire Hace 5 meses
LOL! 17:32 So what your saying is it's like a Tudor Black Bay?
Skip741 x
Skip741 x Hace 5 meses
LOTS of understeer in that thing!
Casa Del Amo
Casa Del Amo Hace 5 meses
this looks like a good sandrail driveline!!!
MarMPB Hace 5 meses
It’s a shame that the Ford GT pulled the plug just now, when they have another mid engine sport car to fight out in the races. It would be a blast to watch a C8 Z06 and the Ford GT battle at the tracks.
Arr Bek
Arr Bek Hace 5 meses
So basically... it slides and you need to correct it
M A Hace 5 meses
The one american car that sits among the legends
Samuel Aguirre
Samuel Aguirre Hace 5 meses
60k not 85k
david poto
david poto Hace 5 meses
love thunderhill. wish I had the new c8 to tear it up. sadly not there. thanks for the video, and apexs be damned he didn't own the car
John Beckham
John Beckham Hace 5 meses
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Mark France
Mark France Hace 5 meses
I kinda like the Holden ut zombie body on it in the other vid clip
Mojave Rail Fabrication Ltd
Mojave Rail Fabrication Ltd Hace 5 meses
This is why matt is the best
Prince_Whipz870 Hace 5 meses
Great review and I can’t wait to get mine, does anyone know why the Z51 cars aren’t hitting that 2.9-3.0 sec 0-60 even though most have more than 500 miles and is out of the break-in stage??
Robert Cowan
Robert Cowan Hace 5 meses
Jay Mase
Jay Mase Hace 5 meses
For 85k I'll take this over a Navigator hahah
Casey Chase
Casey Chase Hace 5 meses
What's the second track on your wall on the right. We all know the nurburgring!! I wanna say that it's an Asian track..... maybe Japanese?!?! 😊 Just saw the left side track. Which one is that?
Antonio Farina
Antonio Farina Hace 5 meses
Adrian Shephard
Adrian Shephard Hace 5 meses
Ferrari? :D LMAO, that FIAT shitbox never had an engine go pass 50 000 miles without at least 6 full services :D
Helmuth Meier
Helmuth Meier Hace 5 meses
Oh my God! 0-60 is not the only metric my dear! Fact is that the brandnew C8 Stingray with 500 HP was slower on the Nurburgring than the older C7 Grand Sport with only 460 HP! A mid-engine car has much more problems in the curves than a front-engine car with a 50:50 weight distribution. A btw, who won the 24 hours race in Daytona 2020 in the GTLM class? A front-engine car (BMW)! Cool down with your mid-engine Corvette hype, the previous ones were better (and more beautiful ...).
Mike Maben
Mike Maben Hace 5 meses
Correction u said 80. I thought i herd 60 thousand lol
DatCoolKid Hace 5 meses
Love the bart Simpson helmet
OGRE Hace 5 meses
According to Corvette chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, "Everything you see and touch is either leather or metal". That means everything you touch is soft touch, then how the f*#k did you find hard touch plastics, ugly fat moron ? And it's a pre-production model, you can't simply comment on the interior quality before it starts arriving at the dealerships.
Alexander Ramirez
Alexander Ramirez Hace 5 meses
Good commentary, wasn't annoying like some other testers.
The Sauce
The Sauce Hace 5 meses
The car guy Joe Rogan
Weiqi Zhang
Weiqi Zhang Hace 5 meses
04:45 Did you just drift out of the track
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