[VIDEO] Checking In With Emelia Hartford and Her C8 Corvette Stingray Named Phoenix


[VIDEO] Checking in with Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette Stingray Named Phoenix

We haven’t been hearing much lately from YouTuber/vlogger Emelia Hartford, who set a world record with her orange and white C8 Corvette in June 2021 with a 9.36-second run in the quarter, a time which would eventually fall to FuelTech USA whose C8 was the first to the eights with a quarter mile run of 8.973 seconds at 160 mph.

She burst onto the scene again in late October when she was among those who helped reveal the forthcoming 2023 Corvette Z06, the next variant of the wildly popular Chevy mid-engine sports car.

[VIDEO] Checking in with Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette Stingray Named Phoenix

We haven’t heard much from her since then, but she took to the internet this week to explain to her fans what she’s been up to these past few weeks. She hasn’t been posting about the Corvette lately, she says, because a lot of “techie stuff” and “testing and development” has been going on in the background.

She and her crew also replaced the intercooler that had a hairline fracture with a reinforced unit and changed out the direct injectors that had gummed up with the leaded fuel and methanol used in the car. She also says they rerouted some PCV lines and added reservoirs to the oil return system at the back of the Corvette and may put the car on a dyno to help check out the transmission control system to allow for easier shifting.

[VIDEO] Checking in with Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette Stingray Named Phoenix

She also installed a set of condensers and mesh protectors for the car and says she’ll be curious to see if engine temperatures cool down a little bit as a result. “Honestly, I don’t think so, but it was something that was really bothering me since I procrastinated so long to get a little mesh protector that I just felt like at that point I had to replace the condensers.”

“Long story short we fixed and/or improved some of the weak points of the car,” the 28-year-old Hartford explains in the video. “Once we get the trans control, we’ll be back out there at the drag strip.”

We’re sure Emelia will be everywhere on the internet once her Z06 arrives, too.

Emelia Hartford / YouTube

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  1. Ya not impressed with this spoiled brat. She just seems like another high maintenance blonde bimbo. I pay zero attention to her. Yawn.


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