The new C8.R trades its booming exhaust for big speed


It seems like there is a regular trickle of details and teasers coming from the C8 Corvette camp—some being more cryptic than others. In a recently posted YouTube video, we’re able to feast our ears on what appears to be a C8.R testing in darkness at Sebring Raceway.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/07/new-corvette-c8r-trades-booming-exhaust-for-big-speed


I don’t know what engine they have in that thing but, it sure doesn’t sound like it’s predecessor. When you’d be at trackside during a race with the C7-R’s, you would definitely know it was coming. It almost shook the ground when it went by. Exciting is putting it mildly! This car in the video, didn’t seem to sound anything like that, trust me.


Sounds like an angry Bumblebee. I’m waiting to see if seating position will work for me and if so, plan on buying one. If it sounds nothing like my old C6 did, with the help of Borla pipes, then all bets are off.