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

13 Tet 2020
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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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Komente
  • 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!

    Mat Watson CarsMat Watson CarsMuaj më parë
    • Fee

      Ad HiAd Hi21 ditë më parë
    • another boring racer in drag would be more like it ..

      droppedeedroppedeeMuaj më parë
    • M2 and a45s

      Raahil BusaRaahil BusaMuaj më parë
    • Porsche 911 turbo s

      nightmare 125nightmare 125Muaj më parë
    • Porsche 911 turbo s & Bmw m8 comp.

      Soren SassanidSoren SassanidMuaj më parë
  • As if anything British exudes quality.

    Jav JavJav Jav8 orë më parë
  • I love my 2020 Corvette stingray spider with 3LT Z-51 package and I had fun reviewing it on my ALworld channel 😃

    Supercar DrivenSupercar Driven17 orë më parë
  • You didn't use launch control and you didn't change the traction control setting that goes hand in hand with the handling settings that you didn't change either.

    Audrece ShortAudrece Short19 orë më parë
  • If you freeze-frame at 4:10 the stitching is like it's been done by a drunken person and nor does it line up with the other section on the left. Again at 4:18. The stitching from one panel to another does not line up at all. It's atrocious. US cars interior build quality is sub-standard and I think particularly from Chevrolet.

    Rusty DogRusty Dog21 orë më parë
  • The steadfast diving broadly rain because birch consequentially announce out a bustling throne. ratty, drunk carrot

    Aube ReitemaAube ReitemaDitë më parë
  • yes the tail lights looks like those of bumble bee from transformers 😂😂

    Ratombo TsireledzoRatombo TsireledzoDitë më parë
  • The car is limited in power for the first 500 miles. This car had 64 miles on it. NOT full power yet. 0-60 will improve after 500 miles.

    John BoucherJohn Boucher2 ditë më parë
  • Perhaps 2.9 sec at sea level.

    PapuaPapua3 ditë më parë
  • They copied the Honda NSX

    Jeff Uk1Jeff Uk13 ditë më parë
  • One mirror is 2 inches longer so the driver can see

    Miguel RomeroMiguel Romero3 ditë më parë
  • 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.

    13Shelby13Shelby4 ditë më parë
  • 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 RuudJan Ruud4 ditë më parë
  • 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 RuudJan Ruud4 ditë më parë
  • Pointing out the vents are "real" because usually they arent on american muscle.

    Jan RuudJan Ruud4 ditë më parë
  • 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"

    Jan RuudJan Ruud4 ditë më parë
  • Do a review on a scirocco R?

    Lwazi AugustLwazi August4 ditë më parë
  • The tan stitching on the passenger side does not line up and stands out by a mile!

    DesignTimeDesignTime4 ditë më parë
  • It’s looks like a Ferrari

    Gorm LyngdalGorm Lyngdal5 ditë më parë
  • alworld.info/u/video/laK1mKlrZ7OGbJ4 this is how to launch the car corectly!

    pana 970pana 9705 ditë më parë
  • 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!

    Viper 001Viper 0015 ditë më parë
  • Buy for 132 on the uk or buy in the usa and put it on a ship hard choice

    dantae666dantae6666 ditë më parë
  • 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!

    Adobe ReviewsAdobe Reviews6 ditë më parë
  • £130k in UK 😰

    S CS C6 ditë më parë
  • £132,000? Why wouldn’t you just import it yourself?

    Adrian KingdonAdrian Kingdon6 ditë më parë
  • 2:07 when he said like a transformers i was thinking at the same time on bumblebee LOL 🤣

    Stefan A.Stefan A.6 ditë më parë
  • from c7 to c8 corvette...they both look so ferrari

    Kit WongKit Wong6 ditë më parë
  • 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

    BlitzBlitz6 ditë më parë
  • Looks like an ugly 458 Italia

    SlimSlim6 ditë më parë
  • Sorry but 3 miles per gallon is just horrible.

    Cronarona321Cronarona3216 ditë më parë
  • 6:09 Misalignment stitching

    I'm golfI'm golf7 ditë më parë
  • doesnt having the roof off affect the 0-60?

    AkshayAkshay7 ditë më parë
  • the horsepower is to low....but the sound is to OP

    MUHAMMAD AQEEL FAHIM BIN KHAIROL FAHAMI MoeMUHAMMAD AQEEL FAHIM BIN KHAIROL FAHAMI Moe7 ditë më parë
  • Go check their website, and their outrageous 132000£ price tag.

    Soyän CHDSoyän CHD7 ditë më parë
  • Race it against the previous corvette and let Yianni drive the old one

    Akram MotyaAkram Motya7 ditë më parë
  • Could you put ice cream in the rear boot? Or does it get hot?

    Harry CurtisHarry Curtis8 ditë më parë
  • The two radiators in front need better protection from rocks and debris kicking up in them. The plastic grilles in front are laughable.

    madmotorcyclistmadmotorcyclist9 ditë më parë
  • everyone from Canada be like 0-0

    mitchell chasemitchell chase9 ditë më parë
  • Perfect sexy Car for couples and Yong popullations they dont need big Familly car this is Perfect ..

    R SmailiR Smaili9 ditë më parë
  • Its 60k in the us but 170k in australia ._.

    Cheesy OreosCheesy Oreos9 ditë më parë
  • the new ferrari F 430 alias Corvette C8, hehe

    Ing IraceIng Irace9 ditë më parë
  • Nissan GTR & C8 who else wants to see it happen?

    TCM Fitness & MusicTCM Fitness & Music9 ditë më parë
  • So it cost less than a Ford ranger raptor? Wow

    Sam SilverSam Silver9 ditë më parë
  • Ummmm does anyone else think having the roof off ... may have caused Drag. thts y ge couldnt get the 2.9?

    DADDY _CringeDADDY _Cringe10 ditë më parë
  • The design is abit overwhelming

    KetchupboyzKetchupboyz10 ditë më parë
  • kinda boring design!

    KetchupboyzKetchupboyz10 ditë më parë
  • This design not gona last forever!! I can tell ya

    KetchupboyzKetchupboyz10 ditë më parë
  • Affordable me who's having a dollar in Pocket.

    Avîçïī ULTRAAvîçïī ULTRA10 ditë më parë
  • No launch control??

    Never LifttNever Liftt10 ditë më parë
  • unfortunately, you can't buy one for $62k at this time, maybe in another year when there are more being made..

    Peter RobbinsPeter Robbins10 ditë më parë
  • Everytime I heard him said carwag..

    IshouI ;_;IshouI ;_;10 ditë më parë
  • 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 👌🏼

    Mohammed MoharibMohammed Moharib10 ditë më parë
  • But the stitches are misaligned

    Naush RhymanNaush Rhyman10 ditë më parë
  • You don’t get full power until you pass 500 miles

    TurkeymanTurkeyman10 ditë më parë
  • What a dirty sound 🙌

    Kgabo PhineasKgabo Phineas10 ditë më parë
  • Das geile an der Corvette war immer die Hecklastige optik.. Daumen hoch bei gleicher Meinung

    Lothar WalterLothar Walter10 ditë më parë
  • 10:05 stingray also come with bikini seats

    Sore TuberSore Tuber11 ditë më parë
  • Better buy this corvette then something like a ferrari,lambo or a 911

    N0th1nN0th1n11 ditë më parë
  • The passenger mirror is two inches longer to allow the driver to see over the rear fender from the low driver's seat.

    Byron WByron W11 ditë më parë
  • Oi, be nice to we Yanks lol...love the Channel from Chicago...

    Anthony HuntAnthony Hunt11 ditë më parë
  • wow matt drag racing with the rooftop off

    Abdullah DarAbdullah Dar11 ditë më parë
  • I'm sorry but the design is too dated, cross between a 360, 430 and hyundai coupe😁

    Dre SnipesDre Snipes11 ditë më parë
  • god bless america saying with a lil bit sad face lol

    elvin adzijaelvin adzija11 ditë më parë
  • 4500rpm redline means it is still in break-in period. So cool!

    Tiening WangTiening Wang12 ditë më parë
  • 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 TiLLIDieBowTiE TiLLIDie12 ditë më parë
  • 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

    BowTiE TiLLIDieBowTiE TiLLIDie12 ditë më parë
  • I swear Mat is starting to look more and more like Ford vs Ferrari's Ken Miles lol

    Andrew BergAndrew Berg12 ditë më parë
  • * Extremely positive review * Americans: yOu dIDn'T bReAk It iN!!!!!

    Andrew BergAndrew Berg12 ditë më parë
  • 3:54- 3:57 is so true 💯 that’s why they have the front truck problem 😂😂

    Abraham AmadoAbraham Amado12 ditë më parë
  • 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? 😉

    Johnny C 2009Johnny C 200912 ditë më parë
  • They copy the Ferrari Portofino.. I bet they are out of ideas, nothing against Corvette,

    Riste PantekoskiRiste Pantekoski13 ditë më parë
  • This car just turned up my hate for corvette scum to 11 mclaren should sue gm

    LibertarianLibertarian13 ditë më parë
  • *Mother of God the Z06 version is gonna have all of Europe’s best running for the hills.*

    r e v e l a r e_ XVIIr e v e l a r e_ XVII13 ditë më parë
  • Does carwow work in other countries

    GNANESH CHERUKURIGNANESH CHERUKURI13 ditë më parë
  • 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

    ironsaber2ironsaber213 ditë më parë
  • I'm defo getting Ferrari vibes just from the thumbnail

    Willam MillarWillam Millar14 ditë më parë
  • Quit rubbing and touching the paint

    Brother Dave SeattleBrother Dave Seattle14 ditë më parë
  • Why did you no shut the lid . Nice looking car for the price

    h b 53h b 5314 ditë më parë
  • looks awful

    e efilyspe efilysp14 ditë më parë
  • nice car but that steering wheel is straight out of an allegro. steering wheels should be round.

    iamspyvspyiamspyvspy15 ditë më parë
  • 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.

    Chris CChris C15 ditë më parë
  • Lol 3.6. A base 992 will beat it .... and the Porsche will make it back home .

    Stephen BeansStephen Beans15 ditë më parë
  • I think it to it dose look like a transformer

    Miles KnebelMiles Knebel16 ditë më parë
  • Looks like a Ferrari copy.

    Vishal GuptaVishal Gupta16 ditë më parë
  • A drag race with al corvette generations over the 50 years to see how much they progressed!

    Sjaak AantjesSjaak Aantjes17 ditë më parë
  • In the roof !

    Felipe ZamoraFelipe Zamora17 ditë më parë
  • Ahh a Ferrari with a Chevy badge. Stolen design.

    JJ JJJJ JJ17 ditë më parë
  • Mat: "...Shipping costs, import duties, tax, and all that kinda of stuff, it pretty much doubles the car price!" Brazil: First time?

    G. BohnG. Bohn17 ditë më parë
  • You need to close the roof

    Osama AbdulazezOsama Abdulazez17 ditë më parë
  • i saw a white and brown corvette 2020 next to each other

    Jay WoolJay Wool17 ditë më parë
  • 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

    SportNutSportNut17 ditë më parë
  • One of the best ( and most entertaining) car reviews I have seen... proper

    Fernando GarzaFernando Garza18 ditë më parë
  • Way too many ads

    Ace TAce T18 ditë më parë
  • Simply copied FERRARI. Period.

    My English is BrokeMy English is Broke19 ditë më parë
  • How did he not notice that horrible stitching on the passenger side dash and center console!

    Dave JohnsonDave Johnson19 ditë më parë
  • 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

    Strunz0 CarsStrunz0 Cars19 ditë më parë
  • 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

    AdammartinizAdammartiniz19 ditë më parë
  • 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

    AdammartinizAdammartiniz19 ditë më parë
  • 3 mpg?? 😂😂😂

    StefMStefM19 ditë më parë
  • Imagine Mat on Top Gear next to Chris Harris.. (and ditch the other two fools) I think they could make it interesting again.

    Floris KlaverFloris Klaver19 ditë më parë
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