The 2008 Corvette is available in coupe convertible two-door sports car models with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 430 horsepower. There’s also a Z06 model that offers a powerful 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces 505 horsepower while still gaining an EPA fuel mileage rating of 16/City – 26/Highway, making it the only car sold in America that produces over 500 horsepower not subject to the gas guzzler tax.Read more Read less
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.
Supercar-caliber performance; flashy looks; racing-derived equipment (Z06).
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.