2008 Chevrolet Corvette  -  $46,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $46,950
Base Invoice: $42,110
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw (Includes (GU6) 3.42 axle ratio.)
Engine: Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (430 hp [320.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 424 lb-ft of torque [572.4 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)

Model Highlights

The Chevrolet Corvette gets more power for 2008. The new version of the standard aluminum-block V8 in the Corvette coupe and convertible models now displaces 6.2 liters and is rated at 430 horsepower--30 horsepower more than last year's 6.0-liter engine--and 424 ft-lbs of torque. The engine gets a number of design changes, including a new intake manifold that yields a more refined sound. It can be matched with either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic with paddle-shifters beside the steering wheel.

The automatic has quicker shift times; Chevy says that it makes this year's model the fastest automatic Corvette ever, with a 0 to 60 time of 4.3 seconds when equipped with the new Z51 package and 2.73 axle ratio. Top speed is now 190 mph.

A new two-mode exhaust system, similar to that which has been offered on the Z06, is now available on the standard Corvette models; it allows quiet operation during low-speed driving, but opens up to optimize performance (and provide a more aggressive sound) when needed. It also adds six horsepower.

The Corvette comes with three suspension choices, which allow it to be everything from a comfortable grand-tourer to an edgy, track-ready machine. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of comfort and performance. Next up is the Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, which uses sophisticated electronics and magnetically reactive fluid-filled dampers to provide a comfortable ride but tighten its responses when needed. At the top is the Z51 Performance Package, which brings the most aggressive setup, including larger stabilizer bars, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT tires, cross-drilled brake rotors, and enhanced cooling. On all models, steering has also been revised for improved feel.

The more exclusive Z06 version stands at the top of the Corvette line, with performance that bests many exotics costing several times as much. Its 7.0L V8 makes 505 horsepower to propel a car that weighs only 3,132 pounds, bringing astounding acceleration, braking, and grip. The Z06 can accelerate to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds, reach 198 mph, brake from 60 in only 111 feet, and draw a maximum lateral acceleration of 1.04 g--all very respectable figures.

The Z06 matches this performance with heavy-duty components--many of them developed from racing experience--built to stand up on the racetrack, including a dry-sump oil system, titanium connecting rods and intake valves, CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads, and hydroformed exhaust headers. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered.

A unique, aluminum body underpins the Z06, with perimeter rails and composites used for strengthening. The engine is mounted on a unique magnesium cradle; carbon-fiber front fenders also help cut weight.

Besides getting a firmer suspension and larger wheels, the Z06 gets a very distinctive brake setup, with red-painted six-piston calipers that actually use six brake pads each; a four-piston setup is used in back.

The Active Handling stability control system, which allows enthusiastic driving yet can aid safety, is also standard on all Corvettes; the Z06 brings a Competitive Driving Mode.

The Corvette convertible includes a power-folding soft top with five-layers of fabric for reduced noise and good isolation.

On all Corvettes, a CD audio system with audio input jack is standard; a Bose audio system with steering-wheel audio controls and a six-disc changer is optional.


Model News

The Chevy Corvette gets extensive mechanical changes for 2008, including more powerful engines for both the standard model and the top-performance Z06, plus improved transmission action and steering feel. Also, a new 2.73 performance axle ratio is available with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic or included with the Z51 package.

Several new wheel designs are offered--with an optional Competition Gray finish for the standard ones--while inside Cyber-pattern or brushed aluminum trim accents and a newly available Leather-Wrapped Interior Package in Linen or Sierra colors bring a different appearance. OnStar and XM Satellite Radio are now standard, and an auxiliary audio input for MP3 players is now standard on all sound systems except with the optional navigation system.

Two new exterior colors join the Corvette lineup for 2008: Jetstream Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat.


Pros

Supercar-caliber performance; flashy looks; racing-derived equipment (Z06).


Value Writeup

Chevrolet's 2008 Corvette coupe and convertible are flashy, fast sports cars, yet they're comfortable enough to drive daily in fair-weather places. The Corvette Z06 especially is one of the best-performing cars in the world, and makes various race-proven design features available in an affordably priced production vehicle. Relative to its performance rivals, all well over $100,000, the Z06 is a downright bargain at a touch over $70,000. The Corvette's various improvements and across-the-line power boost for 2008 make it an even better value.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
288.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
468.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LS3

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.2L/376

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600

Trans Order Code
MN6

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42

EPA Classification
Two Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
52 ft³

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
43.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.2 in

Front Hip Room
53.6 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
174.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in

Height, Overall
49.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
60.7 in

Trunk Volume
22.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3217 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm

Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 x 1 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (430 hp [320.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 424 lb-ft of torque [572.4 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw (Includes (GU6) 3.42 axle ratio.)

Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip (Included and only available with (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.)

Rear wheel drive

Active handling, improves traction and enhances vehicle stability

Engine access, rear-opening hood

Suspension, 4-wheel independent, includes transverse composite springs

Steering, power, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion

Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3" polished stainless-steel tips

Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19" x 10.0" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear

Tires, front P245/40ZR18 Eagle F1, extended mobility

Tires, rear P285/35ZR19 Eagle F1, extended mobility

Roof panel, 1-piece body-color, removable

Headlamps, dual projector lamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam, tungsten-halogen high-beam with automatic exterior lamp control

Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body- color

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack. Includes (U66) 7-speaker system (Requires 1LT or 2LT Preferred Equipment Group.)

Enhanced Acoustic Package

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Includes hidden antenna in outside mirrors. Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Antenna, integral, hidden

Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces includes back angle adjustment (Requires 1LT Preferred Equipment Group.)

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Console, floor, 2 covered cup holders, ashtray with cigar lighter, auxiliary power outlet and CD storage

Floor mats, carpeted

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual

Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped

Instrumentation, electronic analog with Driver Information Center and 2-line display

Oil life monitoring system

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection

Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, push button start, immobilizer and audible visual alarm

Keyless Access, with push button start and 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch

Hatch release, push button open (Includes power hatch pulldown.)

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and outside temperature display

Air filtration system with pollen filter

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass, includes dual reading lights

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox

Storage, with lockable glovebox, center console and 2 rear compartments with covers

Traction control, all-speed

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Daytime Running Lamps

Tire Pressure Monitor System, air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center

Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 6.2L V8 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED MANUAL, SHORT-THROW
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED PADDLE SHIFT WITH AUTOMATIC MODES
$1,250

 
REAR AXLE, 3.42 RATIO, LIMITED SLIP
$0

 
REAR AXLE, 2.56 RATIO, LIMITED SLIP
$0

 
REAR AXLE, 2.73 RATIO, LIMITED SLIP, PERFORMANCE
$395

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$1,495

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$4,505

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$8,005

 
WHEELS, 5-SPLIT SPOKE, SILVER-PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 5-SPLIT SPOKE, COMPETITION GRAY-PAINTED ALUMINUM
$395

 
WHEELS, 5-SPOKE, FORGED POLISHED ALUMINUM
$1,295

 
WHEELS, 5-SPOKE, 2008 DESIGN, FORGED CHROME ALUMINUM
$1,850

 
15-SPOKE POLISHED WHEELS
$0

 
WHEELS, 5-SPOKE ORIGINAL DESIGN, CHROME ALUMINUM
$1,850

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM COAT PAINT
$0

 
COLOR COMBINATION OVERRIDE
$590

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
VELOCITY YELLOW TINTCOAT
$750

 
MACHINE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
ATOMIC ORANGE METALLIC
$300

 
JETSTREAM BLUE METALLIC TINTCOAT
$750

 
CRYSTAL RED METALLIC TINTCOAT
$750

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SEATS, SPORT FRONT BUCKET WITH PERFORATED LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
TITANIUM GRAY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
RED, TWO-TONE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$695

 
CASHMERE, TWO-TONE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$695

 
TITANIUM GRAY, TWO-TONE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$695

 
EBONY, CUSTOM LEATHER WRAPPED SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SIENNA, CUSTOM LEATHER WRAPPED SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LINEN, CUSTOM LEATHER WRAPPED SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SEAT TRIM, LEATHER, PROCESSING CODE
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH 6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER, MP3 PLAYBACK AND DVD-BASED TOUCH-SCREEN NAVIGATION
$1,750

 
Z51 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
$1,695

 
INDY 500 PACE CAR REPLICA
$0

 
AIR BAGS, FRONTAL AND SIDE-IMPACT, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER WITH PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
$0

 
HEAD-UP DISPLAY
$0

 
MEMORY PACKAGE
$0

 
CUSTOM LEATHER WRAPPED INTERIOR PACKAGE
$0

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$0

 
CORVETTE MUSEUM DELIVERY
$490

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
LIMITED PERSONALIZATION OPTION, GCA EXTERIOR PACKAGE
$2,095

 
LIMITED PERSONALIZATION OPTION, GCA ULTIMATE PACKAGE
$5,475

 
ROOF PACKAGE
$1,400

 
ROOF PANEL, 1-PIECE TRANSPARENT, REMOVABLE
$750

 
EXHAUST, DUAL-MODE, PERFORMANCE
$1,195

 
MAGNETIC SELECTIVE RIDE CONTROL
$1,995

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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