Autos & Vehicles

Is a base 2021 C8 Corvette Z51 convertible the sports car you should buy?

The C8 Corvette is going down in history for many reasons for Chevrolet. One the biggest reasons is how an owner can personalize it many different ways right from the factory. By going 1LT that will allow you to free up money to put towards other things like the Z51 pkg, painted top, and custom wheels. Under the engine hatch is the 6.2L V8 that is pumping out 495HP & mated to an 8-speed DCT.
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  1. RAYDDEN

    RAYDDEN

    Day ago

    Everything is freaking nice about this car.. except the rear end ...that rear end just don't look good ...

  2. Red Capote

    Red Capote

    2 days ago

    Looks great. Still can't take a curve. #understeer #fakingthefunk Look you can even see him at 15:57 thinking about how awful that was in a slow corner. LMAO!

  3. Gaurav Narsinghani

    Gaurav Narsinghani

    3 days ago

    That is a stunning car, in that spec specially. What wheels are those though?

  4. M M

    M M

    3 days ago

    gold damn this thing looks like it doesn't fit anyone over 150lbs

  5. patricia L

    patricia L

    5 days ago

    Please give me one !! Love it

    • patricia L

      patricia L

      4 days ago

      @Raiti's Rides it could be a tax write off. Donate to a fan who can't afford one. Let me know when to call you with where to deliver too. 😃 😃 lol

    • patricia L

      patricia L

      4 days ago

      @Raiti's Rides O and I want a red one 😃

    • patricia L

      patricia L

      4 days ago

      @Raiti's Rides o good will be waiting. 😃

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      5 days ago

      I will have Chevy send it to you Patricia.

  6. Scisca

    Scisca

    7 days ago

    I want Chevy to offer it in Europe for the same price. Please!

  7. Richard Geczi

    Richard Geczi

    8 days ago

    Awesome color white exterior. I have the white convertible with the dark roof, but black and red 2 tone seats with red stitching and red calipers.

  8. Eduardo Zabala, P.A REALTOR

    Eduardo Zabala, P.A REALTOR

    8 days ago

    I was ready to buy it but since you didn't say how many twinkies fit in the glovebox I'll have to wait for another review to decide.

  9. Savior Jones

    Savior Jones

    9 days ago

    You could damn sure fit a big skateboard in the back🤘🏾🙃

  10. Savior Jones

    Savior Jones

    9 days ago

    I was thinking 3LT but rati as convinced me on 1LT

  11. SERGE

    SERGE

    9 days ago

    c7 z06 or c8 base?????????????????????????

  12. SERGE

    SERGE

    9 days ago

    c7 vs c8 which do you really like more?

  13. PJ Young

    PJ Young

    9 days ago

    Those wheels are an option or aftermarket?

  14. Alex L

    Alex L

    9 days ago

    They copy the R8 wheel design 🤷🏻‍♂️

  15. Omair Sheikh

    Omair Sheikh

    10 days ago

    Honestly I'm not feeling the styling at all. The C6 Corvette was still the best looking one imo

  16. Bluestone Metallic 7

    Bluestone Metallic 7

    11 days ago

    ...the correct wheel company name is actually “Variant Wheels” not Variant factory.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      10 days ago

      Thanks for sharing that info!

  17. Gaming4life

    Gaming4life

    11 days ago

    That white and black just looks clean as hell and I don't even like Corvetts. I prefer Ferrari but this is spiking my interest.

  18. Jack the Skittle

    Jack the Skittle

    11 days ago

    Doesn’t matter if I should buy it. Of course you SHOULDN’T, there’s no reason why you should... but there is one reason why you would... because it’s magnificent! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  19. Mohammad Tohidi

    Mohammad Tohidi

    12 days ago

    Fun fact: I went to see the car show in Washington D.C and noticed this vehicle goes well at 60 miles per hour at 2.9 seconds. and has approximately a top speed of 194 mi/hr. the price of this vehicle years ago was 79k U.S dollars but now has reduced to 71k U.S dollars for the base model in the state of Maryland. If this vehicle is a mid-engine, then this would probably mean less cargo capacity.

  20. Aaron Oliver

    Aaron Oliver

    15 days ago

    It's hard to beat the value proposition of buying a C8 Corvette compared to other sports cars.

  21. Dewey Ford

    Dewey Ford

    15 days ago

    Love the Vette, if GM would have smoothed out the lines on the car they would be killin it even more. I'm waiting on the Z06 or whichever turbo variant they have

  22. Astroptx

    Astroptx

    16 days ago

    hanks for the ride - i thought i was in the passenger seat !

  23. Ed venuto

    Ed venuto

    17 days ago

    I want a zo6

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      17 days ago

      Nice!

  24. C8 2020 VISION

    C8 2020 VISION

    18 days ago

    Beautiful car! You mentioned that with the convertible you can’t see the engine like you can through the glass on the coupe. I have a C8 HTC and I solved that problem. I have photo quality decals that look exactly like the engine that you would see under the heat shield. Text me at 352-563-8972 and I’ll send you a pic of the decal. I will have my C8 Corvette at the All Corvette show on May 15th a cross from the Daytona Speedway and I will have decals with me. 😎

  25. Knowitall970

    Knowitall970

    19 days ago

    I really enjoy your videos but I kept waiting for a cut away shot of the corvette racing down the road from the outside, not just the dash cam view. Such a cool car. 👍

  26. mimic42100

    mimic42100

    20 days ago

    what a badass vehicle

  27. Chris Pham

    Chris Pham

    21 day ago

    fuk the Supra, I'm all in for this.

  28. This Guy

    This Guy

    22 days ago

    Man I really want a C8 but the markup is ridiculous especially for a base model

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      22 days ago

      I know how you feel!

  29. CommanderOtto

    CommanderOtto

    22 days ago

    2:25 these seem to get filled with little stones, and i am not sure this can be fixed cheaply. Look closely.

  30. KingOfTheRoad C6

    KingOfTheRoad C6

    24 days ago

    This is a great car but some of this dealerships out here un Cali are idiots some vettes go up to 150k I'm tell him I wait for the zr1 at the price

  31. Brooklyn1530

    Brooklyn1530

    26 days ago

    20:39 GO PRO STOP RECORDING!!! 🤣

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      26 days ago

      LOL! You have to yell at it sometimes.

  32. arjuna

    arjuna

    27 days ago

    60K... as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      27 days ago

      Good call!

  33. funbob41

    funbob41

    27 days ago

    im 6'2"would i fit my friend is 6 3" and did not fit?Would i fit ?

  34. M.A.

    M.A.

    28 days ago

    Beautifully spec'd by the owner

  35. Norris Bethke

    Norris Bethke

    28 days ago

    Would love a manual shift.....

  36. Kenneth Antisdel

    Kenneth Antisdel

    28 days ago

    Great review! 👍🏼 so this setup doesn’t have the exhaust change option?

  37. The Artist

    The Artist

    29 days ago

    He owns a dealership and chose the worst trim, color scheme and type? 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ please do another vette review

  38. TT Cookn

    TT Cookn

    29 days ago

    Great work Joe and Lori👍 Is Tom still involved?

  39. Wes Foulds

    Wes Foulds

    29 days ago

    Chevy rocks

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      29 days ago

      Thanks for letting me share it with you!

  40. Liveoneut

    Liveoneut

    29 days ago

    "Before I let you in..." 🤣 I swear as soon as the top was up, for a split second that car could've passed as a LaFerrari. Thanks for the vid, nicest spec I've seen so far 💥

  41. mohsen almousawi

    mohsen almousawi

    Month ago

    Looking Great

  42. Key Limepie

    Key Limepie

    Month ago

    Convertibles are a hassle in Florida especially in the summer with flash rain storms as you're driving across the causeway to Tampa from Clearwater or the sun beating down on you when it's not raining. Looks great in movie scenes but in practical day to day life not worth it.

  43. Jerry Beck

    Jerry Beck

    Month ago

    I've seen quite a few on the road and I have to say the C7 impresses me more.

  44. Jmoneypoprocks

    Jmoneypoprocks

    Month ago

    Chevrolet got it right. Beautiful car.

  45. Axe Addiction

    Axe Addiction

    Month ago

    I want one

  46. Nor Cal Dave

    Nor Cal Dave

    Month ago

    Awesome C-8 for sure. You cant find one at that price. Friend just bought his for 106k.. Not going to pay that. lol.

  47. john castillo

    john castillo

    Month ago

    Great presentation, very knowledgeable. If money were imaginary, i would buy a corvette from you right now.

  48. Phixiq

    Phixiq

    Month ago

    Yes, yes I should

  49. Stacy Dale Barendse

    Stacy Dale Barendse

    Month ago

    Are you saying his C8 is for sale?

  50. Edward Jones

    Edward Jones

    Month ago

    The deeper sound and handling is why I 'll get the LT2. Luv this car.

  51. lastfanstanding999

    lastfanstanding999

    Month ago

    16:02 pause lol

  52. Jose Serrano

    Jose Serrano

    Month ago

    I got rid of my Grand Sport C7 early because of the constant wheel problems (class action lawsuit pending). Unfortunately C8 owners have also started complaining about the wheel issues. Good thing I waited to see before pulling the trigger. GM skimping on wheel materials once again.

  53. Jose Serrano

    Jose Serrano

    Month ago

    Not being able to see the engine killed the convertible option for me. I mean it's the first mid engine generation. You wanna show off the heart of this new mid engine beauty. I'll go Z51 with removable top and save money in the process for other things. Definitely waiting for the 2022 version. Thanks for the review 👌🏻

  54. Sz Ki

    Sz Ki

    Month ago

    That many mechanical components for the folding hardtop displayed as an " art" , a marvel of technology, when in reality it just means more to break, more complexity for repairs and more money for the owners to pay the technicians.

  55. Pedro Hizzle

    Pedro Hizzle

    Month ago

    No. LT1 coupe in Rapid Blue for $63k is what to buy

  56. John Livia

    John Livia

    Month ago

    Will the C8 cost sticker soon or do you think it’s still gonna sell over sticker for some time??

  57. John Livia

    John Livia

    Month ago

    What do you like better the c8 or the Shelby gt 500? Which was faster??

  58. Sahibjot Singh

    Sahibjot Singh

    Month ago

    Not really a Chevy guy more of a dodge but Chevy c8🔥🔥 it beat a fricking demon 😱😱

  59. GK2003

    GK2003

    Month ago

    The head honcho. The Big Cheez. A Numero Uno, the top dog.... And while the Vette is no doubt gorgeous and a great performer, try getting away for a week with your woman in it. Nope, as awesome as it is the Vette is not your best choice. A Mustang Ecoboost Premium convertible, otoh, has room galore for baggage. Between the fairly spacious trunk (two full-size valises plus other stuff) and the rear seat (again, two full-size valises plus other stuff), you can get away for two weeks! And it’s half the price.

    • Danny Gabriel

      Danny Gabriel

      Month ago

      LMAO

  60. Paul Levajac

    Paul Levajac

    Month ago

    “We’re not gonna play golf, we’re gonna go on throttle!” Raiti thanks for the awesome review, I love your passion on all your reviews! Thanks for letting us know the wheels are from Varient, I picked out my set prior to hearing Hijra review. My rapid blue 2021 C8 is currently in production and will arrive by summer....and I will not spend my summer golfing, full throttle instead!

  61. Alex Langston

    Alex Langston

    Month ago

    Man that specific corvette with the black & white combo and rims is clean asf🔥. Even the metallic black accents make it look so clean

  62. Nicky Naime

    Nicky Naime

    Month ago

    No one can argue with the price though.

  63. Nicky Naime

    Nicky Naime

    Month ago

    Sounds like crap...WTF is up with the weak exhaust sound?

  64. Nicky Naime

    Nicky Naime

    Month ago

    3700lbs???...Thats about the weight of my 17 ' 6speed SS camaro. How can a smaller fiberglass car weight in at those numbers?🤨🤔

  65. Nicky Naime

    Nicky Naime

    Month ago

    Headlamps look like effing Martian eyes. Short hood look with long rear deck looks like sh!t.

  66. Nicky Naime

    Nicky Naime

    Month ago

    Corvette Pointy Grill and junky rear fascia looks trashy.

  67. Nicky Naime

    Nicky Naime

    Month ago

    No manual in the Vette?...Ahhhhhh.... Hell No!!

  68. Michael Holmes

    Michael Holmes

    Month ago

    Joe he let you drive it. Couldn't you have filled up the console box with some peanut m&ms to say thank you?

  69. Matthew Wood

    Matthew Wood

    Month ago

    Backs this Beauty in beside that Ferrari,and all of a sudden the exotic fades away. Sexy beast! Still saving up and was not too hard to get the wife's approval lol!

  70. martin flembo

    martin flembo

    Month ago

    Manual !!!!!!

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Oh yeah!

  71. Kevin Breese

    Kevin Breese

    Month ago

    Beautiful. Is that color Ceramic Matrix Grey?

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Yes it is!

  72. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith

    Month ago

    Great review! Fantastic!👍😁

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Thanks Harry!

  73. Speaking Truths

    Speaking Truths

    Month ago

    Never once have I ever avoided buying a new car based exclusively on the idea that everyone I’ve seen drive one of these is either a pathetic old man or a total douche. Until now.....

  74. James M.

    James M.

    Month ago

    Z51 was bumped to $6,000 for 2021.

  75. Joe Smo

    Joe Smo

    Month ago

    Z51 if not tracking is a waste of money IMO. Reported at only a .01 second faster 0-60 than stock and you loose 10mph top speed (184mph Z51 vs 194mph stock) due to drag from that rear wing eye candy everyone loves. Personally the 2LT package is more worth it to me as it is loaded with goodies and you still can add the performance exhaust without Z51 and the mag ride and memory lift if desired; which, are still extra options even with Z51... but I guess you could still brag that you got a Z51 if you really want one.

  76. SW Hen-der-son

    SW Hen-der-son

    Month ago

    That front facia chip is like a pimple that must be dealt with.

  77. Gairy Smith

    Gairy Smith

    Month ago

    Definitely what I was think'n; that's why I'd order a base 1LT. Love this review, All in due time, my friends. ..."G!"

  78. Leslie D

    Leslie D

    Month ago

    "It's such a privilege to beat the crap out of Eli's car"

    • - Miller

      - Miller

      Month ago

      Don't remember so many "on throttle" with his other car reviews. Maybe he's pissed at Eli...

  79. miachevydude

    miachevydude

    Month ago

    Love the wheels(if they were brushed aluminum).I'll bet if he wanted to sell the factory wheels,he probably couldn't get any buyers.GM did a horrible job designing the stock wheels.

  80. sand-bandit

    sand-bandit

    Month ago

    My order is sitting at 3000.... Grrrr.....

  81. se7en

    se7en

    Month ago

    The HTC does look a lot better than the normal coupe, something in the proportions of the roof itself with the nacelles - especially in carbon flash metallic - also they mostly did away with the fake quarter windows which would be my biggest zonk on the overall profile of the car. The other big weakness of the C8 (wheels) was addressed here in spectacular fashion by the owner of the car. GM should re-design the factory wheels ASAP. Make mine Elkhart lake blue metallic with carbon flash roof, mirrors, nacelles and also rear spoiler.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  82. Christopher Poterson

    Christopher Poterson

    Month ago

    That was an excellent 👏 review of this car and great camera work! I'm a cinematographer and it's not easy...👍🏾✌🏾💯

  83. Eric Valladares

    Eric Valladares

    Month ago

    " If you're ready I'm ready!" I'm always ready!

  84. J H

    J H

    Month ago

    Wonder if the owner charged himself a ridiculous "dealer markup fee"?

  85. Channel21Jaymz

    Channel21Jaymz

    Month ago

    I'd probably be on my way to jail with that car. Like you, I'd be on throttle every chance I get. Po po would eventually catch up with me.

  86. Joseph Liu

    Joseph Liu

    Month ago

    Can you legally put your LOGO on an adidas polo? #Adidas

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  88. b morris

    b morris

    Month ago

    3700lbs in a vette? WTF????

  89. icculus

    icculus

    Month ago

    That passenger airbag cover should be a zonk. Most manufacturers have gotten rid of that and mares an otherwise very clean look.

  90. Ditkazbearz2

    Ditkazbearz2

    Month ago

    I prefer the Camaro ZL1 really

  91. largec

    largec

    Month ago

    I love the white on black look it's real menacing!!!

  92. Dominic Telymonde

    Dominic Telymonde

    Month ago

    Every video he talks about "who would put clubs in the trunk in a vette?" I literally bought this car because it looks exotic and it fits my golf clubs! hahaha

    • James M.

      James M.

      Month ago

      I don't golf much but when I finally get mine this fall, I am definitely taking it to the golf course!

  93. Anime Blazer

    Anime Blazer

    Month ago

    The c8 that I love I configured 49 corvette c8 they are well configured

  94. Stephen Rapp

    Stephen Rapp

    Month ago

    Great review; this is basically my car yet have 2li, Z51, HTC black nacelles and top and Jake mats etc with 2000 of accessories 92,000 MSRP.

  95. Al Pappalardi

    Al Pappalardi

    Month ago

    This is the way to go ,no question. So much less money than the imports and your getting a car that not only turns heads. But snaps necks. Simply awesome

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Thanks for letting me share it with you!

  96. Gavin Jones

    Gavin Jones

    Month ago

    Great job. Sadly this might be the last ICE Vette as GM is going all electric.

  97. Rocco Toulon

    Rocco Toulon

    Month ago

    I merge on I 65 to go to work. I need the rearview camera (not available on the Lt1 unless it is a hard top convertible

  98. BC Neil

    BC Neil

    Month ago

    1lt with the z51 is the way to go. Only thing the 2 lt has that is worth getting is the stereo.

  99. runningkirk wa

    runningkirk wa

    Month ago

    Home alone is the number one all time christmas movie

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