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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

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Based on 39 reviews

After Much Needed Tweeks, I Can Actually Say I Like It A Lot by Ashton
 — Alright I was not really impressed with the C6 when it cam out, so how in the world can I like this years model even though it is still a C6. Simple, much needed tweaks, the steering feels less artifi... Read More
Fantastic Performance Sports Car by Bari
 — I have the base model with 'only' 430 horses, but oh my gosh this thing is quick. It might be the tires are worn, but with TC on, a bit of throttle and it fishtails all over the road. And with it off,... Read More
A Great Car To Own, Dosn't Depreciate Very Much And Keeps On Pleasing. by JerseyCityRick
 — I can't say anything bad about the 08 Vette. I wanted the dual mode exhaust, a $1200 option but was disappointed with it. You get a little more sound on start up and if you go over 3500 RPMs. Last wse... Read More

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

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Based on 39 reviews

2008 Chevrolet Corvette

The mid-cycle C6 Corvette gets a "freshening" this year. Introduced three years ago, this sixth generation Corvette went on to set performance records with two class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans beating Vipers and Aston Martins. Yet the competition in this category continues to press. The Corvette people, pressing back against the Euro-rockets, made improvements to both the Vette's performance and the luxury features.

Already considered the best performance bang for the buck, the 2008 Corvette goes even faster. Chevrolet tossed the 2007 6-liter, LS2 engine and replaced it with the bored out LS3. At 6.2-liters, the strengthened V8 all-aluminum block got new cylinder heads derived from the 7-liter Z06 engine with low-restriction, large-capacity intake ports. 9% larger, lightweight, hollow-stemmed intake valves work with a new high-lift camshaft. Z06 injectors with a new intake manifold top things off producing 430-hp at 5,900 rpm - that's 30-hp more than last model year. And don't forget option code NPP - for an extra $1,200 you can have the Z06 exhaust system. At 3,500 rpm, butterfly valves in two of the four exhaust runners open, backpressure reduces by 80%, and six more horsepower sally forth to the sound of a V8 unleashed.

The reworked standard six-speed manual (a competition six-speed manual exists) shifts lighter and more precisely. And the reprogrammed six-speed automatic paddle-shifted transmission upshifts 30% quicker and downshifts 50-75% faster with throttle blips - how Euro! The fastest automatic transmission production Corvette ever rips through 0-60 regimen in 4.3 seconds. The manual can turn it in 4-seconds flat, topping out at 190 mph. The Vette boys have also revised the steering to be lighter and more precise. One review claims it now approaches BWM territory.

The interior received a thorough going over with double-seem stitched leather everywhere with new two-tone leather trim patterns available. New metalwork further brightens the living quarters.

The C6 and a half Corvette adds power and beauty continuing to secure its place as the best performance investment on four wheels.

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Will The Caliper Covers Off Of A C6 Grand Sport/zo6 Fit A C6 Base Model Wi...

I have access to the Caliper Covers for a Grand Sport/ZO6. I have a base C6 with Z51 Package. Was wondering if the covers will fit my C6???????

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I Was Out Of Town For Two Weeks. Today When I Tried To Start My 2008 Corvet...

The lights, radio and A/C came on. When I pushed the start button everything went off. A few seconds later everything came on again, once again after pushing start button everything went off this h...

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martem
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Should I Offer Asking Price On Used Car On Car Gurus?

don't know the proper approach and looking to get the best deal

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How Do I Know If I Have The 6 Extra Horses (436) Npp Dual Mode Exhaust ?

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Can I Disable The Butterfly Valve To Keep It Open?

293 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)