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/
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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  • 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 Carsأشهر قبل
    • Fee

      Ad HiAd Hi11 أيام قبل
    • another boring racer in drag would be more like it ..

      droppedeedroppedeeأشهر قبل
    • M2 and a45s

      Raahil BusaRaahil Busaأشهر قبل
    • Porsche 911 turbo s

      nightmare 125nightmare 125أشهر قبل
    • Porsche 911 turbo s & Bmw m8 comp.

      Soren SassanidSoren Sassanidأشهر قبل
  • No launch control??

    Never LifttNever Liftt2 ساعات قبل
  • unfortunately, you can't buy one for $62k at this time, maybe in another year when there are more being made..

    Peter RobbinsPeter Robbins2 ساعات قبل
  • Everytime I heard him said carwag..

    IshouI ;_;IshouI ;_;3 ساعات قبل
  • 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 Moharib5 ساعات قبل
  • But the stitches are misaligned

    Naush RhymanNaush Rhyman14 ساعات قبل
  • You don’t get full power until you pass 500 miles

    TurkeymanTurkeyman15 ساعات قبل
  • What a dirty sound 🙌

    Kgabo PhineasKgabo Phineas16 ساعات قبل
  • Das geile an der Corvette war immer die Hecklastige optik.. Daumen hoch bei gleicher Meinung

    Lothar WalterLothar Walter16 ساعات قبل
  • 10:05 stingray also come with bikini seats

    Sore TuberSore Tuber22 ساعات قبل
  • Better buy this corvette then something like a ferrari,lambo or a 911

    N0th1nN0th1nأيام قبل
  • 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 Wأيام قبل
  • Oi, be nice to we Yanks lol...love the Channel from Chicago...

    Anthony HuntAnthony Huntأيام قبل
  • wow matt drag racing with the rooftop off

    Abdullah DarAbdullah Darأيام قبل
  • I'm sorry but the design is too dated, cross between a 360, 430 and hyundai coupe😁

    Dre SnipesDre Snipesأيام قبل
  • god bless america saying with a lil bit sad face lol

    elvin adzijaelvin adzijaأيام قبل
  • American design is hideous.

    notformebeakynotformebeakyأيام قبل
  • 4500rpm redline means it is still in break-in period. So cool!

    Tiening WangTiening Wangأيام قبل
  • 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 TiLLIDie2 أيام قبل
  • 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 TiLLIDie2 أيام قبل
  • I swear Mat is starting to look more and more like Ford vs Ferrari's Ken Miles lol

    Andrew BergAndrew Berg2 أيام قبل
  • * Extremely positive review * Americans: yOu dIDn'T bReAk It iN!!!!!

    Andrew BergAndrew Berg2 أيام قبل
  • 3:54- 3:57 is so true 💯 that’s why they have the front truck problem 😂😂

    Abraham AmadoAbraham Amado2 أيام قبل
  • 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 20092 أيام قبل
  • They copy the Ferrari Portofino.. I bet they are out of ideas, nothing against Corvette,

    Riste PantekoskiRiste Pantekoski2 أيام قبل
  • This car just turned up my hate for corvette scum to 11 mclaren should sue gm

    LibertarianLibertarian2 أيام قبل
  • *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_ XVII3 أيام قبل
  • Does carwow work in other countries

  • 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

    ironsaber2ironsaber23 أيام قبل
  • I'm defo getting Ferrari vibes just from the thumbnail

    Willam MillarWillam Millar4 أيام قبل
  • Quit rubbing and touching the paint

    Brother Dave SeattleBrother Dave Seattle4 أيام قبل
  • Why did you no shut the lid . Nice looking car for the price

    h b 53h b 534 أيام قبل
  • looks awful

    e efilyspe efilysp4 أيام قبل
  • nice car but that steering wheel is straight out of an allegro. steering wheels should be round.

    iamspyvspyiamspyvspy4 أيام قبل
  • 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 C5 أيام قبل
  • Lol 3.6. A base 992 will beat it .... and the Porsche will make it back home .

    Stephen BeansStephen Beans5 أيام قبل
  • I think it to it dose look like a transformer

    Miles KnebelMiles Knebel5 أيام قبل
  • Looks like a Ferrari copy.

    Vishal GuptaVishal Gupta6 أيام قبل
  • A drag race with al corvette generations over the 50 years to see how much they progressed!

    Sjaak AantjesSjaak Aantjes6 أيام قبل
  • In the roof !

    Felipe ZamoraFelipe Zamora7 أيام قبل
  • Ahh a Ferrari with a Chevy badge. Stolen design.

    JJ JJJJ JJ7 أيام قبل
  • Mat: "...Shipping costs, import duties, tax, and all that kinda of stuff, it pretty much doubles the car price!" Brazil: First time?

    G. BohnG. Bohn7 أيام قبل
  • You need to close the roof

    Osama AbdulazezOsama Abdulazez7 أيام قبل
  • i saw a white and brown corvette 2020 next to each other

    Jay WoolJay Wool7 أيام قبل
  • 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

    SportNutSportNut7 أيام قبل
  • One of the best ( and most entertaining) car reviews I have seen... proper

    Fernando GarzaFernando Garza8 أيام قبل
  • Way too many ads

    Ace TAce T8 أيام قبل
  • Simply copied FERRARI. Period.

    My English is BrokeMy English is Broke8 أيام قبل
  • How did he not notice that horrible stitching on the passenger side dash and center console!

    Dave JohnsonDave Johnson8 أيام قبل
  • 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 Cars9 أيام قبل
  • 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

    AdammartinizAdammartiniz9 أيام قبل
  • 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

    AdammartinizAdammartiniz9 أيام قبل
  • 3 mpg?? 😂😂😂

    StefMStefM9 أيام قبل
  • 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 Klaver9 أيام قبل
  • I wonder what Hennessey would do to this car. Not much room for a supercharger back there.

    just herejust here9 أيام قبل
  • I can fit in that front trunk

    Bilal SamsudeenBilal Samsudeen9 أيام قبل
  • 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.

    mike d.mike d.9 أيام قبل
  • What a beauty that ❤️2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

    Agustin LidénAgustin Lidén10 أيام قبل
  • *C/D INSTRUMENTED TEST: 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51* 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*

    Catholic FirefighterCatholic Firefighter10 أيام قبل
  • £132k to by in the uk... No thanks! That's the price of 2 of them if you bought in America

    airjaffairjaff10 أيام قبل
  • we dont use our mirrors in america so we wont notice the difference

    Scott ParryScott Parry11 أيام قبل
  • I have the C8 and its more than broken in, its amazing but sub-3 0-60s are extremely hard on the street. I've run my C8 against my M5 tons of times and it wins the 0-60 9 times out of 10 on the street.

    My NameMy Name11 أيام قبل
  • "Because they dont have a monarch" lol

    Ryan ReyesRyan Reyes11 أيام قبل
  • Thank you for the nod to the decades of british journalism bashing the states for interior build quality. fav review

    Ryan ReyesRyan Reyes11 أيام قبل
  • I can’t buy this car at this time but if I could I would buy the c7 , this c8 its soooo ugly .

    Misael VeraMisael Vera11 أيام قبل
  • Never fan with American cars.

    Khalid SalehKhalid Saleh11 أيام قبل
  • £132k 😂😂daylight robbery

    Dice1Dice111 أيام قبل
  • The rear end looks terrible, other than that the cars look mad.

    Robert PowerRobert Power11 أيام قبل
  • Is this one the one that cost only 65K ??

    Troy TroyTroy Troy11 أيام قبل
  • America in response to Mat Watson: "you're most welcome young man"

    Connor MeulemansConnor Meulemans12 أيام قبل
  • Get a room, Mat...holy moly, any moment we're gonna have a human-corvette hybrid. Little MatVettes running around.

    Rafael saysRafael says12 أيام قبل
  • 3 mpg?

    Nick BaldeagleNick Baldeagle12 أيام قبل
  • the slower 0-60 is caused by drag because of going “topless”. try that again

    KupaKupa12 أيام قبل
    • @It’s Jxrdxn Bullcrap. Its callled breaking in. The ones that supposedly did it in 2.9 werent broken in either.

      Boo BoobooBoo Boobooأيام قبل
    • @Boo Booboo it’s because the car has less than 500 miles which is required to activate full power

      It’s JxrdxnIt’s Jxrdxnأيام قبل
    • 2.9 vs 3.6.....to 60 just from lack of roof? Year right.

      Boo BoobooBoo Booboo5 أيام قبل
  • mat should sell his new jimny and buy this corvette!

    T JohnsonT Johnson12 أيام قبل
  • US : Cheap af EU : Expensive, but I take it ASIA : *Seriously, we're not printing money*

    Izzu2DinIzzu2Din12 أيام قبل
  • 15:45 Matt: I don't know where the time of 2.9 sec comes from . . . . . . . Probably comes from the roof that you kept in the boot to reduce the "boot space" ☻

    BratmanBratman13 أيام قبل
  • good old U S OF A , beating germans at their own game.

    Christy SamuelChristy Samuel13 أيام قبل
  • Are you kidding me $62K?, Cause the sharting price of Chevrolet Corvette here in my country is $162K. That's not fair

    Rommel BonsunRommel Bonsun13 أيام قبل
  • 19:48

    Ajan mathew PhilipAjan mathew Philip13 أيام قبل
  • Hey Mat..can you review a 2020 Audi TT RS

    Austin AbrahamAustin Abraham14 أيام قبل
  • This car is so wrong in so many ways, stolen so much shit of so many brands and than act like it's all new and shit. It's still rubbisch, all plastic and will never be as good as it's european mid engined competitors.

    swansmeisterswansmeister14 أيام قبل
  • People may mistake that A 45s with RIO in sport line, while this monster can be easily confused with Ferrari 488.

    Gino FotoGino Foto14 أيام قبل
  • I would take that over any other sports car including Ferrari , Jag ,Lamborghini all of them except Porsche even then it be a hard time picking any of them over that VET that's one sweet ride and you know that thing is gonna cook , wide open on the Highway I'm betting she would take most if not all the ones I mentioned , But a 911 turbo I would have a hard time making that choice ,damn thsts s nice Vet !!!!!

    Bill ChisholmBill Chisholm14 أيام قبل
  • You may have had better results with the roof on. #Drag

    Brandon TaylorBrandon Taylor14 أيام قبل
  • I call this a Amarican Lamborghini. 😃

    TechBlueEyeTechBlueEye14 أيام قبل
  • No i wanted a supra now I want a c8 watching this

    Andrew FernandezAndrew Fernandez14 أيام قبل
  • Safe your$$ buy nissan gtr

    Dominik GorowskiDominik Gorowski14 أيام قبل
  • do a drag race witch a Porsche 918 spyder

    Spencer WardleSpencer Wardle15 أيام قبل
  • 2:19 when someone asks for proof that I saw someone vent

    Younge WeedwackerYounge Weedwacker15 أيام قبل
  • Beautiful car

    Dean HusbandsDean Husbands15 أيام قبل
  • Yea visit Clive and pay double

    Great WorldGreat World15 أيام قبل
  • Is it just me or does the new vet look like a mix between the Ferrari f430 and 458 with a chevy badge

    Brandon GatesBrandon Gates15 أيام قبل
  • this car is in cripple mode look at the red line. You need to put some miles on it to unlock the full power.

    Jethro ChavezJethro Chavez15 أيام قبل
  • So Mat u don't know that without roof car acceleration and speed decreases this Corvette with roof can do 0-60 in 2.7 sec with launch control and with passenger it does in 2.9. And without launch control it does 0-60 in 3.4-3.6 sec. My friend do have the same fully loaded Corvette.

    RizwanRizwan15 أيام قبل
  • One of the major issues with your acceleration test is that you didn’t have the roof on. Having the rough on would improve aerodynamics and reduce drag.

    Crooked AngleCrooked Angle15 أيام قبل
  • The C8 Corvette is so good because GM had Porsche help them on it. The C7 was kinda crap

    Is HuntIs Hunt15 أيام قبل
  • resale will be better than a porsche because of its rarity

    KoRnrulesM6KoRnrulesM615 أيام قبل
  • Min. 00:51😂😂😂

    Smarty CooLSmarty CooL16 أيام قبل
  • Well the stitching doesn't look so clean but other than that it's a dope car 🔥🔥

  • Booooooorrrrrrriiiiinnnnnnggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Le BLe B16 أيام قبل