The Corvette C6 Coupe and Convertible for 2008

Corvette C6 Convertible

Corvette C6 Coupe

The sixth generation of the Corvette C6 offers customers a choice of coupe or convertible left-hand drive models delivering legendary American supercar performance with great style and quality – plus even better value, with ‘more for less’ pricing starting at £45,995, a reduction of £1,600 from last year, despite the significant engine upgrade.

The Corvette C6 features innovative technologies to combine high performance thrills with a luxuriously-appointed interior. The incredible performance of the 6.2 litre V8 power plant is discreetly managed by advanced Active Handling (ESP) and Traction Control systems. Low weight and super-smooth aerodynamics mean that both the Coupe and Convertible models are capable of 186 mph and can accelerate to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds with the manual and 4.4 seconds with the auto paddle-shift transmission.

A cutting-edge hydroformed steel backbone chassis, a lightweight composite body and 51/49% front/rear weight distribution ensure optimum balance for an exceptional driving experience. Meanwhile, the luxuriously appointed cockpit features dual zone climate control, a programmable Driver Information Centre and a seven-speaker audio system.

Uprated V8 engine for 2008

For 2008, the Corvette C6 is powered by an uprated version of the famous small-block V8, with a 200 cc hike in capacity to 6.2 litres.  The LS3 engine delivers peak output levels of 437 ps at 5900 rpm – up 9.2% – and 575 Nm of torque at 4600 rpm – up 5.3% over last year’s model.  The 2008 Corvette transmits power to the rear axle through a short-throw six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed Paddle Shift automatic transmission.

Corvette C6 | Part Two
Published 26 February 2008 Melanie Carter

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