There are 5 main C8 ‘Flaws’ people complain about.
But are they flaws, or planned features?
A YouTuber, going by the handle of Engineering Explained, does a weekly video explaining very technical automotive items in a way us normal people can understand.
The videos are done by Jason Fenske, a mechanical engineer from North Carolina State University. This week, he decided to take on the C8 Corvette and the 5 most notable supposed flaws people are talking about.
Jason explains these supposed flaws are actually some of the most impressive attributes of the C8. For instance, the old-school pushrod design of the V8 cuts down on moving parts and therefore complexity, which is crucial given the relatively affordable price of the C8. Pushrod V8s are also very compact, and as an aside, the ‘LT2’ V8’s midship layout means it can have a taller intake manifold, increasing power.
We hope you find the above video entertaining and educational.
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