2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6 LS3

 

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General Motors has officially unveiled its 2008 Chevy Corvette C6 sporting the new 6.2 Liter LS3! The LS3 monster boasts an extra 200cc’s of explosion space which delivers an additional 36 horsepower. This increased displacement comes from an increase in bore 103.3mm instead of 101.5mm. This 2008 upgraded C6 borrows some technology from the Z06 LS7 7.0L, such as cylinder head design and fuel injectors.



2008 Specifications:

    Engine Size: 6.2L (376 cubic-inches)
    Horsepower: 430 hp (321 kW)
    Torque: 424 lb-ft (575 Nm)
    REDLINE: 6600rpm (400rpm less than Z06’s 7000rpm)

    Optional Dual-Mode Exhaust System Yields:
    Horsepower: 436 hp (325 kW)
    Torque: 428 lb-ft (580 Nm)


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Engineered Enhancements:

  • High-flow cylinder heads
  • Enhanced valvetrain
  • High-flow intake manifold (intake valves are 9% larger than LS2)
  • 2.5 Inch exhaust tubing (1/2 inch smaller than the Z06)
  • Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
  • Improved manual transmission shift effort
  • Quicker shift times on paddle-shift 6-speed
  • Improved steering feel

Standard Toys

  • Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheels or polished forged aluminum
  • Interior trim – wrapped center trim plate with cyber pattern (what?) + brushed aluminum accents (whoopee)
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • OnStar (Turn by Turn Navigation) + XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
  • Keyless access remote
  • iPod/Mp3 = Audio Input jack included on all sound systems

New Exterior Colors:

  • Linen and Sienna Colors
  • Jetstream Blue Metalilic Tintcoat
  • Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat

[Source: GM.com]

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