We can't decide which one we'd have. Can you?
Late last year, the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe went into production at GM's Bowling Green factory in Kentucky. Rather than wait for the chance to see the stunner in the flesh as the first owners take delivery, YouTuber Byron G from the channel Drive 615 decided to take a cruise up to the Bowling Green assembly plant himself to see if he could spot the latest C8. He did - and many of them.
In the video, Byron takes us on a tour of well over ten sparkling new C8s, showcasing the comprehensive color palette of the new range. The first of these is the Accelerate Yellow Metallic, priced at $500 according to the website's configurator. Let's just say that it's far from subtle.
One of the reviewer's favorites was the C8 in Torch Red. Together with red brake calipers and red seats, it all contrasts beautifully with the black roof and the black spoiler. Seeing this C8 parked alongside another model without a rear spoiler, we'd have to say that this is an option we'd tick - it goes for $1,150. Another version was painted in white with a black transparent roof panel ($995) and full-length dual racing strips ($995).
Although most of the filmed C8s sat on the standard 19-/20-inch staggered open-spoke wheels, the model at around the 8'00" mark in the video has the same-sized wheels but in the five-trident-spoke style with a machined finish in Sterling Silver. They look awesome.
Most of the cars used the Natural Nappa leather seats with perforated inserts, although this color option isn't available on the base trim, indicating that many of these C8s were 2LT or 3LT trims. If like us, the video made you yearn for the Corvette Stingray C8 even more, you'll need to cough up $59,995 for the base 1LT and up to $71,945 for the 3LT.
Of course, that does get you a wonderful 6.2-liter V8 with 490 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of under three seconds when properly equipped. That's enough to trouble the rougher-feeling Ford Mustang GT Coupe, although it's 160 hp off the pace of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe. We're just not sure that either of these looks as special as the new C8.