How many of you are familiar with the TV show/podcast/YouTube channel/website Everyday Driver? I began watching the show, hosted by Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker, on Motor Trend, but it is also one of the very few shows I have watched on Amazon Prime.
The episode about the Z06 version of the seventh generation Corvette (C7) was the final push I needed to buy one. The two hosts raved about the car and being able to see it AND to hear it in action made the car impossible to resist. As I have written here before, I love my 2016 Z06.
The most recent episode that aired on Motor Trend was titled “Finally…” and was about, no points for guessing, the new 2020 C8 Corvette. They drove a C8 as well as a 2014 C7, which was the first year for the last generation of front-engined Corvettes.
Both Deeken and Schmucker could not have been more effusive about the C8. Deeken said, and I’m paraphrasing, the new Corvette blends the best of mid-engine cars with the angriness and history of the Corvette. Schmucker simply said he had to have a new Corvette.
Both hosts prefer driving a manual, but both said a manual transmission would ruin the new Corvette. Deeken remarked that a manual would destroy the harmony of engine and chassis. Both said the fit and finish of the car were way ahead of most Corvette iterations. I believe Deeken said that the car can compete with any mid-engine car in the world, regardless of price.
These two guys know their cars. They will also point out things they don’t like about the cars they’re driving on the show. (Oh, the fact that Everyday Driver is usually shot in Utah doesn’t hurt it, either. What a beautiful place!) Their almost over-the-top praise for the C8 cannot be dismissed.
Yes, the “Frunk” issue is a pain, but apparently a fix is already known. I believe it was Schmucker who remarked, “Well done, Chevy. Well done, General Motors” in discussing the C8 Corvette. I highly recommend you give Everyday Driver a look. As for the C8 Corvette, I hope my wonderful wife will, indeed, buy the convertible model in the not too distant future. From squir.com a picture of such a car:
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