Our ears didn’t deceive us. When we finally got our chance to hear the C8.R fire up in person for the first time, we knew we heard a naturally aspirated V-8. We were thrown off by the lack of the typical thunderous exhaust note we’ve come to associate with Vettes, even those of the racing ilk. Even with some of the variables accounted for, there were still plenty of questions left unanswered, which is why we speculated on how the C8.R manages to sound like no other Corvette.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/10/10/corvette-c8r-500-horsepower-flat-plane-v-8