C8 CORVETTE ON NITROUS IS A BAD IDEA

Just As Quickly As Tuners Got Them, They Broke Them

C8 Corvette
2020 C8 Corvette Stingray

Just over a week ago, deliveries of the C8 Corvette Stingray began. Within a few days, tuning companies were already fitting them with various upgrades that didn’t require tapping into the Corvette’s engine control unit. These included things like drag racing tires and, unsurprisingly, tanks of nitrous. When we brought this to the attention of insiders, they told us to get some popcorn.

Sure enough, LG Motorsports saw their C8 Corvette on nitrous break after just three runs with the spray. The failed component was the left half shaft, and the car had to be taken off the track via flatbed. The car was reluctant to even accept the nitrous, as well. According to a post on Facebook, the 2020 Corvette Stingray refused to shift into second gear until they “let off the nitrous and the throttle.”

Like the coronavirus, ignoring the warning signs is a bad idea.

On their third run, LG Motorsports attempted to trick the ECU by waiting until shifting into second gear to activate the nitrous. Then the left half shaft snapped. Here’s a short video below:

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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