2020 Corvette C8 review: see how quick it is 0-60mph + 1/4mile... And the shocking UK price!

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It’s time for another first for Mat and the carwow team - We’ve got our hands on a Corvette! But it’s not just any Corvette… It’s the all-new Corvette C8, and it’s the first mid-engine Corvette since the original model was released back in 1953!
It was first revealed back in Summer 2019, and when you look at the specs, it’s no surprise we’ve been dying to get our hands on one! With a 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8, the Corvette will be able to put down 496hp and 637Nm!
Sounds pretty good, right? But that’s not all… It’ll only cost $62,000 - less than an AMG A45 S!! So what do you think - is this all-new sports car worth the ‘cheap’ price? Keep watching to find out!
Thanks to Clive Sutton for lending us the Corvette for this review - www.clivesutton.co.uk/
Chapters
00:00 Intro
01:39 Exterior Design
03:44 Interior Design
05:51 Practicality
06:34 Boot
09:16 Five Annoying Features
10:50 Five Cool Features
12:38 Engine
14:04 0 - 60mph & Quarter-mile
15:56 Everyday Driving
17:25 Twisty Road Driving
18:54 Verdict
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Kommentaarid

Mat Watson Cars
Mat Watson Cars - Місяць tagasi
I'm wanting to drag race this car... But which cars should I race it against? Let me know and I'll try to make it happen!
Ad Hi
Ad Hi - 18 päeva tagasi
Fee
droppedee
droppedee - Місяць tagasi
another boring racer in drag would be more like it ..
Raahil Busa
Raahil Busa - Місяць tagasi
M2 and a45s
nightmare 125
nightmare 125 - Місяць tagasi
Porsche 911 turbo s
Soren Sassanid
Soren Sassanid - Місяць tagasi
Porsche 911 turbo s & Bmw m8 comp.
Papua
Papua - 17 tundi tagasi
Perhaps 2.9 sec at sea level.
Jeff Uk1
Jeff Uk1 - 19 tundi tagasi
They copied the Honda NSX
Miguel Romero
Miguel Romero - 20 tundi tagasi
One mirror is 2 inches longer so the driver can see
13Shelby
13Shelby - Päev tagasi
Only problem is, it’s not limited edition. Value will drop as numbers rise. The cost is cheap because some of the materials are cheap. True story.
Jan Ruud
Jan Ruud - Päev tagasi
Trouble with relying on cameras for visibility is that they break down, dont work, and then your car is dangerous on the road. Rather than designing it properly in the first place. Like Mclaren, Ferrari, Porsche does.
Jan Ruud
Jan Ruud - Päev tagasi
132 000 pounds for a metal-framed pretend-supercar that isnt even as good as a mid-level Porsche or an Audi R8. THAT is the biggest problem with this car. Because over in the US, GM sell cars almost tax and duty free. And they are sold with zero profit. Over here its a different story. They get taxed like everything else. Which means you would have to be VERY interested in Corvettes to get one.
Jan Ruud
Jan Ruud - Päev tagasi
Pointing out the vents are "real" because usually they arent on american muscle.
Jan Ruud
Jan Ruud - Päev tagasi
Thats a Corvette. So it doesnt have a "Big V8" its got a SIX LIDURH MODURH. And because its american, they call that 6 liter engine "small block"
Lwazi August
Lwazi August - 2 päeva tagasi
Do a review on a scirocco R?
DesignTime
DesignTime - 2 päeva tagasi
The tan stitching on the passenger side does not line up and stands out by a mile!
Gorm Lyngdal
Gorm Lyngdal - 2 päeva tagasi
It’s looks like a Ferrari
pana 970
pana 970 - 2 päeva tagasi
https://youtu.be/dqS4s71QM68 this is how to launch the car corectly!
Viper 001
Viper 001 - 3 päeva tagasi
You are such a European. Put the roof panel back on before trying to run 0 to 60/quarter mile timed. Being an automotive journalists, I would have thought you would know about wind drag. STUPID!
dantae666
dantae666 - 3 päeva tagasi
Buy for 132 on the uk or buy in the usa and put it on a ship hard choice
Adobe Reviews
Adobe Reviews - 3 päeva tagasi
I'm wanting to drag race this car... But which cars should I race it against? Let me know and I'll try to make it happen!
S C
S C - 3 päeva tagasi
£130k in UK 😰
Adrian Kingdon
Adrian Kingdon - 3 päeva tagasi
£132,000? Why wouldn’t you just import it yourself?
Stefan A.
Stefan A. - 3 päeva tagasi
2:07 when he said like a transformers i was thinking at the same time on bumblebee LOL 🤣
Kit Wong
Kit Wong - 4 päeva tagasi
from c7 to c8 corvette...they both look so ferrari
Blitz
Blitz - 4 päeva tagasi
The mirrors aren't the same length because of visibility. Had the passenger side mirror been shorter, it would've be blocked by the A pillar
Slim
Slim - 4 päeva tagasi
Looks like an ugly 458 Italia
Cronarona321
Cronarona321 - 4 päeva tagasi
Sorry but 3 miles per gallon is just horrible.
I'm golf
I'm golf - 4 päeva tagasi
6:09 Misalignment stitching
Akshay
Akshay - 4 päeva tagasi
doesnt having the roof off affect the 0-60?
MUHAMMAD AQEEL FAHIM BIN KHAIROL FAHAMI Moe
the horsepower is to low....but the sound is to OP
Soyän CHD
Soyän CHD - 4 päeva tagasi
Go check their website, and their outrageous 132000£ price tag.
Akram Motya
Akram Motya - 5 päeva tagasi
Race it against the previous corvette and let Yianni drive the old one
Harry Curtis
Harry Curtis - 5 päeva tagasi
Could you put ice cream in the rear boot? Or does it get hot?
madmotorcyclist
madmotorcyclist - 6 päeva tagasi
The two radiators in front need better protection from rocks and debris kicking up in them. The plastic grilles in front are laughable.
mitchell chase
mitchell chase - 6 päeva tagasi
everyone from Canada be like 0-0
R Smaili
R Smaili - 6 päeva tagasi
Perfect sexy Car for couples and
Yong popullations they dont need big Familly car this is Perfect ..
Cheesy Oreos
Cheesy Oreos - 7 päeva tagasi
Its 60k in the us but 170k in australia ._.
Ing Irace
Ing Irace - 7 päeva tagasi
the new ferrari F 430 alias Corvette C8, hehe
TCM Fitness & Music
TCM Fitness & Music - 7 päeva tagasi
Nissan GTR & C8
who else wants to see it happen?
Sam Silver
Sam Silver - 7 päeva tagasi
So it cost less than a Ford ranger raptor? Wow
DADDY _Cringe
DADDY _Cringe - 7 päeva tagasi
Ummmm does anyone else think having the roof off ... may have caused Drag. thts y ge couldnt get the 2.9?
Ketchupboyz
Ketchupboyz - 7 päeva tagasi
The design is abit overwhelming
Ketchupboyz
Ketchupboyz - 7 päeva tagasi
kinda boring design!
Ketchupboyz
Ketchupboyz - 7 päeva tagasi
This design not gona last forever!! I can tell ya
Avîçïī ULTRA
Avîçïī ULTRA - 7 päeva tagasi
Affordable me who's having a dollar in Pocket.
Never Liftt
Never Liftt - 7 päeva tagasi
No launch control??
Peter Robbins
Peter Robbins - 7 päeva tagasi
unfortunately, you can't buy one for $62k at this time, maybe in another year when there are more being made..
IshouI ;_;
IshouI ;_; - 7 päeva tagasi
Everytime I heard him said carwag..
Mohammed Moharib
Mohammed Moharib - 7 päeva tagasi
Amazing car ! I’m not sure if this can get 2.9seconds from 0-60 but I guess trying it with the rooftop off will make it slower than what it can get that’s why there is a big gap from the manufacturer numbers and what we got here 😅..
to be fair better to try with the rooftop is on 👌🏼
Naush Rhyman
Naush Rhyman - 7 päeva tagasi
But the stitches are misaligned
Turkeyman
Turkeyman - 7 päeva tagasi
You don’t get full power until you pass 500 miles
Kgabo Phineas
Kgabo Phineas - 8 päeva tagasi
What a dirty sound 🙌
Lothar Walter
Lothar Walter - 8 päeva tagasi
Das geile an der Corvette war immer die Hecklastige optik.. Daumen hoch bei gleicher Meinung
Sore Tuber
Sore Tuber - 8 päeva tagasi
10:05 stingray also come with bikini seats
N0th1n
N0th1n - 8 päeva tagasi
Better buy this corvette then something like a ferrari,lambo or a 911
Byron W
Byron W - 8 päeva tagasi
The passenger mirror is two inches longer to allow the driver to see over the rear fender from the low driver's seat.
Anthony Hunt
Anthony Hunt - 8 päeva tagasi
Oi, be nice to we Yanks lol...love the Channel from Chicago...
Abdullah Dar
Abdullah Dar - 8 päeva tagasi
wow matt drag racing with the rooftop off
Dre Snipes
Dre Snipes - 8 päeva tagasi
I'm sorry but the design is too dated, cross between a 360, 430 and hyundai coupe😁
elvin adzija
elvin adzija - 9 päeva tagasi
god bless america saying with a lil bit sad face lol
Tiening Wang
Tiening Wang - 9 päeva tagasi
4500rpm redline means it is still in break-in period. So cool!
BowTiE TiLLIDie
BowTiE TiLLIDie - 9 päeva tagasi
Great review on this car besides a few things i disagree with you on. But for the most part, a good fair review. Good job...cheers!
BowTiE TiLLIDie
BowTiE TiLLIDie - 9 päeva tagasi
The sub 2.9-3.0 sec 0-60mph time was done on a professional test track with PROFESSIONAL driver's...not on some ASPHALT back road that is loaded with Shell and Sand which provides the absolute WORST traction out of any hard surfaced road (not to mention that the road you were on was COMPLETELY COVERED IN LEAVES!!!)
My father runs a 4500hp Twin Turbo Drag Radial C7 bodied Vette in a class called "Radial vs. The World" (car has ran deep into the 3.60's @ over 200mph in the 1/8th mile) and he's been drag racing since 1974 when he ran a 69 Camaro Super-Stock car for Dave Lebrun/ "L & L Auto-Machine" out of Groton, CT. Anyways, my pops bought a Gunmetal Grey 2020 3LT w/the Z51 Option back in September of this year and the 1st time we brought it to Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, FL he ran a best 60ft. time of 1.61sec! and a best E.T. of 10.934 @ 125.396mph on a set of some sticky drag radials. But even on the stock tires with no tune in the car at all (since nobody can tune one cause no one has been able to gain access into the C8's ECU...it will happen soon though😁) but anyways, even on the stock tires he went a best of 0-60mph in 2.81sec & a best 1/4mi E.T. of 11.074 @ 123.528mph.
So if you know how to launch the car correctly and how to extract the most performance out of the stock C8, you can definitely run the advertised 0-60 times (or faster) and can definitely run the advertised E.T. But the real fun has been taking the car to Sebring and road racing the s**t out of it!! Thats what this car was built for...obviously considering they locked up the Driver's & Constructor's GT LEMANS Championship in their first year of competing with the car!! Ford pulled the backing IMMEDIATELY after Cheverolet announced they were entering the C8R into competition in 2020 😂...but then again Ford couldn't even beat the front engine vettes considering Corvette Racing has the most wins, Driver's titles, and Constructor's titles in all of IMSA history!
Anyway that's all i guess...lol
#BowTieTiLLiDie
Andrew Berg
Andrew Berg - 9 päeva tagasi
I swear Mat is starting to look more and more like Ford vs Ferrari's Ken Miles lol
Andrew Berg
Andrew Berg - 9 päeva tagasi
* Extremely positive review *
Americans: yOu dIDn'T bReAk It iN!!!!!
Abraham Amado
Abraham Amado - 9 päeva tagasi
3:54- 3:57 is so true 💯 that’s why they have the front truck problem 😂😂
Johnny C 2009
Johnny C 2009 - 9 päeva tagasi
Hey Matt. Many other C8 owner can do 0 to 60 mph in even 2.8, 2.9 sec easily, learn to do the launch control on this beauty, will you? 😉
Riste Pantekoski
Riste Pantekoski - 10 päeva tagasi
They copy the Ferrari Portofino.. I bet they are out of ideas, nothing against Corvette,
Libertarian
Libertarian - 10 päeva tagasi
This car just turned up my hate for corvette scum to 11 mclaren should sue gm
r e v e l a r e_ XVII
r e v e l a r e_ XVII - 10 päeva tagasi
*Mother of God the Z06 version is gonna have all of Europe’s best running for the hills.*
GNANESH CHERUKURI
GNANESH CHERUKURI - 10 päeva tagasi
Does carwow work in other countries
ironsaber2
ironsaber2 - 10 päeva tagasi
1) the hood has a release from outside
2) you were in breakin period and the 0-60 includes a 1 foot rollout
3) don't like the way breaks fell just change it. there are brake pedal feel settings in the infotainment system since it is a brake by wire system
Willam Millar
Willam Millar - 11 päeva tagasi
I'm defo getting Ferrari vibes just from the thumbnail
Brother Dave Seattle
Brother Dave Seattle - 11 päeva tagasi
Quit rubbing and touching the paint
h b 53
h b 53 - 11 päeva tagasi
Why did you no shut the lid . Nice looking car for the price
e efilysp
e efilysp - 11 päeva tagasi
looks awful
iamspyvspy
iamspyvspy - 12 päeva tagasi
nice car but that steering wheel is straight out of an allegro. steering wheels should be round.
Chris C
Chris C - 12 päeva tagasi
I watched another video on the C8 a while back that was talking about the outside mirrors.
The length difference is to provide comparable visibility on both sides of the vehicle, and is due to seating position and wide rear on the car.
Stephen Beans
Stephen Beans - 12 päeva tagasi
Lol 3.6. A base 992 will beat it .... and the Porsche will make it back home .
Miles Knebel
Miles Knebel - 13 päeva tagasi
I think it to it dose look like a transformer
Vishal Gupta
Vishal Gupta - 13 päeva tagasi
Looks like a Ferrari copy.
Sjaak Aantjes
Sjaak Aantjes - 14 päeva tagasi
A drag race with al corvette generations over the 50 years to see how much they progressed!
Felipe Zamora
Felipe Zamora - 14 päeva tagasi
In the roof !
JJ JJ
JJ JJ - 14 päeva tagasi
Ahh a Ferrari with a Chevy badge. Stolen design.
G. Bohn
G. Bohn - 14 päeva tagasi
Mat: "...Shipping costs, import duties, tax, and all that kinda of stuff, it pretty much doubles the car price!"
Brazil: First time?
Osama Abdulazez
Osama Abdulazez - 14 päeva tagasi
You need to close the roof
Jay Wool
Jay Wool - 14 päeva tagasi
i saw a white and brown corvette 2020 next to each other
SportNut
SportNut - 14 päeva tagasi
May be you don't know about the engine is limited in the first 500 miles, but trying to get the speed record with the top off just led me to think you are intentionally bashing the car. Even though I agree American cars give out their max numbers in perfect condition as oppose to the German who gives conservative numbers
Fernando Garza
Fernando Garza - 15 päeva tagasi
One of the best ( and most entertaining) car reviews I have seen... proper
Ace T
Ace T - 15 päeva tagasi
Way too many ads
My English is Broke
My English is Broke - 16 päeva tagasi
Simply copied FERRARI. Period.
Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson - 16 päeva tagasi
How did he not notice that horrible stitching on the passenger side dash and center console!
Strunz0 Cars
Strunz0 Cars - 16 päeva tagasi
American cars don’t corner well? Hahaha... I don’t even like corvettes... but the last c7 grandsport corvette had among the highest skidpad numbers motortrend ever recorded. And the Dodge Viper ACR and Z06 are still among the highest lap times they’ve ever recorded at Laguna seca. And yes the 911 is an amazing machine as well. For what it’s worth, this American spent his money on a British car anyhow,.. an F-Type R. Handles worse than all the aforementioned but theater is a worthy trade off since we typically drive on streets and not racetracks
Adammartiniz
Adammartiniz - 16 päeva tagasi
It looks like a transformer because it has design elements especially in the taillights of the Camaro... the Camaro was the modern transformer car... you remember the yellow one? Thats why u think that immediately
Adammartiniz
Adammartiniz - 16 päeva tagasi
How much more is this in the uk? Lol why is everything soooo much more expensive in the uk? Even Japanese cars.... and even when u factor in exchange rate.... someone is lying about money somewhere lol
StefM
StefM - 17 päeva tagasi
3 mpg?? 😂😂😂
Floris Klaver
Floris Klaver - 17 päeva tagasi
Imagine Mat on Top Gear next to Chris Harris.. (and ditch the other two fools) I think they could make it interesting again.
just here
just here - 17 päeva tagasi
I wonder what Hennessey would do to this car. Not much room for a supercharger back there.
Bilal Samsudeen
Bilal Samsudeen - 17 päeva tagasi
I can fit in that front trunk
mike d.
mike d. - 17 päeva tagasi
You did the launch all wrong and lost at least .5 seconds or more. you need to put it in track mode,2 cut off traction control then step hard in the brake while flooring the gas it will rev to 3800 rpm let off the brake and voila 2.8-3 sec 0-60 in other words you blew the the launch.
Agustin Lidén
Agustin Lidén - 17 päeva tagasi
What a beauty that ❤️2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Catholic Firefighter
Catholic Firefighter - 17 päeva tagasi
*C/D INSTRUMENTED TEST: 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51*
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a29462701/2020-chevy-corvette-by-the-numbers/
0-60 mph: 2.8 sec
¼-mile: 11.2 sec @ 122 mph
*StopTheSteal 🇹 🇷 🇺 🇲 🇵 2020*
airjaff
airjaff - 18 päeva tagasi
£132k to by in the uk... No thanks! That's the price of 2 of them if you bought in America
Scott Parry
Scott Parry - 18 päeva tagasi
we dont use our mirrors in america so we wont notice the difference
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