Listen To The Juicy C8 Corvette Stingray Start Up, Exhaust And Rev: Video22
With all of the excitement coming from the release of the Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 and its flat-planed exhaust note, it’s easy to forget that the “entry-level” C8 Corvette Stingray can still offer a pleasing aural experience, courtesy of its atmospheric 6.2L LT2 V8, which pumps out up to 495 horsepower and up to 470 pound-feet of torque (on models equipped with the optional performance exhaust).
The sound of the Chevy Small Block V8 should be somewhat familiar, as its predecessor – the 6.2L LT1 V8 – is well known and well heard in the C7 Corvette and sixth-generation Camaro. However, an obvious and distinct difference is the fact that the C8 Corvette Stingray is mid-engined, and the shorter exhaust system along with minor changes to the LT2 over the LT1 results in different acoustics.
The video also offers insight into how the various drive modes alter the exhaust note, as we get to see the sports car rev its engine in Stealth / Tour modes, which closes the exhaust flaps, as well as in Sport / Track modes, which opens the exhaust flaps.
We also hear what the engine and exhaust sound like in front of the vehicle as well as from the rear, with the front angle delivering a slight induction noise. We think the C8 Corvette Stingray sounds great regardless of the angle and drive mode, though we prefer to have the exhaust flaps open for a full, unhindered (at least legally) V8 exhaust note.
For reference, the two models shown in the video are a 2021 Corvette Stingray Coupe 3LT finished in Accelerate Yellow Metallic and a 2022 Corvette Stingray Coupe finished in Hypersonic Gray Metallic. Both are equipped with the optional dual-mode / high-performance exhaust system, which adds five horsepower and five pound-feet of torque. In fact, we drove both models on separate occasions:
According to GM Authority Executive Editor, Alex Luft, the slight changes in fuel delivery and Active Fuel Management for the 2022 Corvette Stingray do not impact the sound of the exhaust, despite being targeted at reducing emissions.
Hit play on the embedded video below, and let us know what you think of the mid-engined sports car’s rumble.
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Does the C8 corvette come standard with a navigation system?
I see the 2 c8’s were tested in Fl I liked the sound of the 22 better but it was raved up higher so hard to tell
I have a 22 so lt2 with z51 and all performance options which was supposed to be built the week of 12.13 I have no idea when it will be built not as the dealer Grieco is not sure. Benn watiing for 2 years on 1.7!
How in the hell does someone that can’t construct a sentence and spell above a 6th grade level have a job that pays well enough to afford a corvette? “benn” waiting.
Did anyone notice that the tags are expired? It says “9/21.” Maybe it is different in Florida. I remember one snowy day on Jan.7, my birthday. I was heading to the DMV to get my tags. A police officer pulled me over and gave me a ticket for expired plates. He said “Park it! Do Not drive it, or anyone else drive it, till there is a New tag on it”. I had to call someone to get my tags. I remember the judge saying, “Wait a minute. You mean this office Morgan pulled you over on your birthday, while you were driving to the DMV?” I found out every person in the court house had been picked up from this guy. He was pulling people over, first, then looking to see if there were any violations. I said, “Judge, I would have went on Friday, but I came down with the flu.” He said, “I am sorry Sir. I am going to have a Long talk with this officer. I apologize. I’m charging you the minimum, and court cost. $140 bucks later and I was gone. (Got my license and tags, yesterday) New problem, Covid! The DMV normally has 30 chairs. Yesterday there were four. One person at a time to come in. I had to go to the counter and asked what I was there for. She said to take a seat (remember only four chairs. And I was the only one there) Six women were on the other side of the counter. “NUMBER 512!” I looked to my left, then my right, “Hey, that’s me!” 140 Bucks later and I was out of there. “Tags” yea, they can be pretty important…
Hah, you have a good eye. But the tags on the yellow one were just fine at the time the footage was recorded.
The C8 starts up on full exhaust even if set to stealth.
My neighbors know when I leave for work at 5:30am.
From inside, all that is behind you so you do not notice it.
I think it is tame, but people tell me they can hear me pull up.
It’s got a very distinct start up roar ! Love It.
Anybody care to comment on the Corvette price gouging/profiteering being heaped upon the car-buying public by the dealerships??? $50K over MSRP??? Really?
Nope! No need for that. Old news! We all know by now that there are greedy dealers out there.
Is anyone having a gun put to their head forcing them to pay above MSRP? If people are willing to pay it, they’re willing to charge you. I don’t condone the practice but that’s life. No different than someone charging a premium for an in-demand sporting event or concert. Both are instant gratification purchases.
It’s called market pricing. I don’t like it either, but it is what it is.
Wrong – it’s a LOT different. The dealerships are NOT paying a dime more for the cars (and they are sticking it to ALL their “customers”). Just because dealerships try to swindle the buying public as a matter of standard practice does not make it “life”. It makes it a horrible industry…
Wrong!! The ONLY people they are swindling are those that are WILLING to be swindled. A new corvette isn’t a necessity in life. Food, clothing, and shelter are NEEDS, not the latest sportscar that comes to market
Oh yes. The age old struggle between want and need. You are right, a new sportscar does not trump the “need” for food, clothing, housing, education, etc. But want vs. need economics change depending on ones financial resources. If one’s basic “needs” are amply and easily satisfied – “needs” become givens, which ushers in a new hierarchy of needs and wants. Former “wants” actually become psychological needs. A new sportscar for them, may well become a “need”
Wrong again. One has NOTHING to do with the other. Stop justifying this abhorrent practice. Car customers are swindled every day by deceptive practices used by the dealerships. If you don’t know this is a fact, you should not be commenting.
Kenny. Not sure who elected you the “fact police” but this is fact. It’s reality. Yes, dealers are greedy selfish entities. But, why else do you think that so many are willing to pay the premiums above MSRP for any particular vehicle that the market demands. Get a grip. There’s no government entitlement to prevent you from paying market price for any vehicle – sportscar or not.
First, I was responding the Little Buzzard, not you. So you insult me when I state facts. Nice. Stop making excuses for the industry – this is a horrible look to the buying public. It is greed on full display. If this is the “new reality”, then remove the MSRP completely… It’s insulting. Don’t justify it simply because people have more money than brains.
You don’t get it, and I’m sorry if you were insulted. I AM NOT disagreeing with you concerning what is right and what is abhorrent. WE AGREE. But, unfortunately, the reality of it all dictates a different set of circumstances. The reality is, unfortunately, that MSRP is just a number. While the market is willing to buy some cars way above their MSRP, there are a bunch of other cars that the market would not pay anything close to MSRP. In those cases dealers sell them BELOW MSRP or they wouldn’t sell them at all. Kenny… I am actually agreeing with you, but the market makes the price – like it or not.
I clicked to hear the sound of the Corvette and there’s no video you f****** clowns
Man that exhaust note paint people gray with envy,OTOH most Vette owners are gray haired so…😁🙃🙂…
It sound OK but not as good as the Ivan Tampi wide-body Corvette sound. it was also the best-looking mid-engine Corvette. And no, I don’t know Ivan Tampi but that is my opinion or onion if you disagree.