It was an unwritten rule that every YouTuber who got themselves a 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 would modify it. Here, Emelia Hartford installs nitrous into hers.
The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 has been on the lips of every YouTuber in America since the news that it would be a mid-engined supercar challenger. With 495hp and 470lb-ft of torque as per Chevy's official outputs, the C8 is certainly not wanting for power.
But what fun is a stock Corvette to a gearhead YouTuber? That's precisely the position Emelia Hartford held when ordering her very own car and, now that she has it in her hands, it's time for the mods to start.
If you've watched her previous videos, you'll know she has big plans for this Corvette. From a bodykit to a new exhaust and engine mods, she's going all in.
In this episode, she's taken her C8 to the guys at Peitz Performance for a few runs on their AWD Mustang Dyno to see what figures they could pull before installing a Zex Nitrous System for some extra oomph.
There is speculation out there that this is a bad idea after another person destroyed an axle doing this, but word on the street has it that they went full-send on their nitrous. Fortunately for Emelia, both her and Alex from Peitz Performance were looking to boost safely without damaging the motor or putting excessive pressure on other components before they receive their upgrades.
In the video, they pump in a conservative 75 wet shot of Nos and manage a respectable 40hp and 60lb-ft gain. It may not seem like much, but it's the perfect place to start from. With all the other performance upgrades she's looking to do, all I can say is 'watch this space'. This Chevrolet Corvette C8 is going to be a beast when it's done.