Make Way for the 2008 Chevy Corvette

Later this April, General Motors’ Chevrolet division has released the details of the 2008 model year of the coveted Corvette sports car.

During its launch, Ed Peper, General Manager of Chevrolet commented: “Corvette is an uncompromising sports car that rewards its owners with impeccable performance and great comfort. The changes and enhancements to the 2008 Corvette reflect continual improvements that speak to Chevrolet’s unflagging commitment to building the best sports car – and with nearly 55 years of experience, the Corvette just keeps getting better and better.”

Now for you sports car fans, check out what the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette has to offer. This popular GM sports car comes in model trims: Corvette Coupe, Corvette Convertible and the powerful and high-performance Corvette Z06. Standard features for 2008 Corvette models include:

* All-new LS3 6.2L V-8 engine for Coupe and Convertible with 430 hp (321 kW) and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)
* High-flow cylinder heads
* Enhanced valvetrain
* High-flow intake manifold
* Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
* Improved manual transmission shift effort
* Quicker shift times on paddle-shift six-speed automatic
* 2.73 performance axle ratio available with six-speed paddle shift; included with Z51 package
* Improved steering feel
* Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheels design for Coupe and Convertible (Competition Gray finish optional)
* Available polished forged aluminum wheel design
* New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key
* Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents
* Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package available for all models in exclusive, new Linen and Sienna colors
* New sill plates
* iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation (Personal Audio Link available as accessory for navigation system)
* OnStar and XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
* Auto-dimming mirrors with compass standard on all models
* Two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat

Meanwhile, the sporty Corvette Z06 comes with exclusive high-performance features and design cues including:

* Z06 badging on the carbon fiber front fenders
* 10-spoke wheels (18-inch, front; 19-inch, rear)
* Four large stainless steel exhaust outlets
* A tall rear spoiler houses the CHMSL on the top of the rear fascia
* A wide front fascia with a large, forward-facing grille opening, a splitter along the bottom and wheel opening extensions along the sides to provide aerodynamic downforce
* A cold air scoop in front of the hood that integrates an air inlet system for the engine
* The trailing edge of the front wheel opening is radiused to achieve improved drag, but protects the body finish with a tough molding, and a large air extractor is located behind the wheel
* A fixed-roof body style optimizes body rigidity and mass
* Wider rear fenders with flares cover the massive rear tires and a brake cooling scoop in front of the wheels visually balances the fender extractor

Now would you choose German sports cars like Mercedes-Benz SL-Class equipped with Mercedes heater core, or this American road beast?


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