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2008 Corvette C6 LS3 Engine:

More Displacement, Horsepower

2008 Corvette LS3 engine 2008 Corvette LS3 engine David Kimble cutaway illustration
The big news for 2008 was under the hood: Engine displacement was increased to 6.2 liters (376 cubic inches) via a bore increase. Output was upped to 430 hp (424 lb.-ft. torque) and a new engine designation - LS3 - announced the good news. Credit for the increase went to revised a camshaft / valvetrain, a high flow intake and the use of the Z06's fuel injectors. A new for '08 dual mode exhaust (RPO NPP; $1195) which bypasses the muffler for a very aggressive sound. A similar system has been used on the Z06; the difference being that the Z06 used 3 inch pipes and the LS3 uses 2.5 inch pipes.
2008 Corvette LS3 Engine Intake and Acoustic Cover 2008 Corvette LS3 Engine Intake and Exhaust Manifolds
2008 Corvette LS3 Engine Parts Exploded View
2007 Corvette LS2 Intake Valves (left) and the 2008 LS3 Intake Valves

The manual transmission shifter, which already worked amazingly well, was refined via shorter shifts. Upgrades in the automatic transmission resulted in quicker shifting. Two colors, Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat were added and the Le Mans Blue Metallic and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat were discontinued.

There were no changes to the Z06 for 2008.


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Corvette Paces the 2008 Indianapolis 500

2008 Corvette C6 Indianapolis Pace Car Replica
2008 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Emerson Fittipaldi Signature For the 10th time since 1978 a 2008 Corvette C6 convertible paced the Indianapolis 500; a Corvette also had paced the previous four 500s. Emerson Fittipaldi, whose signature was part of the graphics, drive the pace car at the start. Production was limited to 500 - 234 coupes ($59,090.00) and 266 convertibles ($68,160.00).

Hertz Corvette ZHZ Rental

2008 Corvette Hertz ZHZ Convertible
2008 Corvette Hertz ZHZ Fender Emblem Starting in 2008, Hertz, as part of their "Fun Collection", offered a special Corvette rental with the "ZHZ" designation. Individual Hertz Rent-A-Car offices set their own rates, but it was generally $200 - $250 a day. 500 coupes and 350 convertibles were built; predictably, all were automatics. There were no engine or suspension upgrades but distinguishing features included a black stripe, exclusive polished wheels, a decal on the console and (right) special ZHZ fender badges. Apparently the program was succesful as it was repeated in 2018 with 100 Z06 coupes - also with automatic transmissions - with similar yellow / black livery.

2008 Corvette interior 2008 Corvette interior
Detailed refinements to the interior made the Corvette even more inviting.
2008 Corvette interior 2008 Corvette convertible interior

2008 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
2LT Equipment Group - Coup 3,086 (8.74%) $1,495.00
2LZ Equipment Group - Z06 4,929 (13.96%) $3,045.00
3LT Equipment Group - Coup 9,201 (26.06%) $4,505.00
3LT Equipment Group - Convertible 5,879 (16.65%) $5,100.00
3LZ Equipment Group - Z06 1,460 (4.13%) $6,545.00
45U Velocity Yellow exterior paint 3,264 (9.24%) $750.00
4LT Equipment Group - Coup 834 (2.36%) $8,005.00
4LT Equipment Group - Convertible 528 (1.50%) $8,600.00
83U Atomic Orange exterior paint 2,246 (6.36%) $300.00
85U Jetstream Blue exterior paint 3,728 (10.56%) $750.00
89U Crystal Red exterior paint 5,420 (15.35%) $750.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coup) 2,773 (7.85%) $1,400.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (coup) 3,251 (9.21%) $750.00
D30 Non-recommended color / trim / top combo 189 (0.54%) $590.00
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control (coup and convertible) 4,666 (13.21%) $1,995.00
GU2 Real Axle 2.73 Ratio (with automatic transmission) 8,839 (25.03%) $395.00
MX0 Six-speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission (coup and convertible) 19,136 (54.19%) $1,250.00
NPP Dual Mode Exhaust System (coup and convertible) 13,454 (38.10%) $1,195.00
Q44 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 395 (1.12%) $395.00
Q76 Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 5,101 (14.45%) $1,995.00
Q9V Chrome Forged Aluminum Wheels (coup and convertible) 2,932 (8.30%) $1,850.00
QG7 Polished Forged Aluminum Wheels (coup and convertible) 5,412 (15.33%) $1,295.00
QL9 Polished Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 970 (2.75%) $1,495.00
QX1 Competition Gray Aluminum Wheels (coup and convertible) 1,781 (5.04%) $395.00
QX3 Original Design Chrome Wheels (coup and convertible) 9,626 (27.26%) $1,850.00
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 954 (2.70%) $490.00
U3U AM/FM, CD, Navigation with Bose 16,807 (47.60%) $1,750.00
Z51 Performance Package (coup and convertible) 10,706 (30.32%) $1,695.00

Total Production: 35,310
Coupe: 20,030 (56.73%)
Convertible: 7,549 (21.38%)
Z06: 7,731 (21.89%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coup with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $45,995.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $52,335.00
Base Corvette Z06 Coup with 427 cu. in. 505 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $65,800.00.


2008 Packages
RPO Description Contains Production Price
2LZ

Equipment Group Z06

Includes side impact air bags, power telescopic steering, heated seats, memory package, steering wheel audio controls and six CD sound system 4,929 (13.96%) $3,045
3LT

Equipment Group Coupe

Includes 2LT items + head up display 9,201 (26.06%) $4,505
3LT

Equipment Group Convertible

Includes 2LT items + head up display 5,879 (16.65%) $5,100
3LZ

Equipment Group Z06

Includes 2LZ items + leather wrapped interior and bias pattern console trim 1,460 (4.13%) $6,545
4LT

Equipment Group Convertible

Includes 2LT and 3LT items + crossed flags headrest embroidery 528 (1.50%) $8,600
4LT

Equipment Group Coupe

Includes 2LT and 3LT items + crossed flags headrest embroidery 834 (2.36%) $8,005

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
10 Arctic White 1,974 (5.59%) Ebony / Red / Cashmere / Titanium
41 Black 9,380 (26.56%) Ebony / Red / Cashmere / Titanium
45 Velocity Yellow 3,264 (9.24%) Ebony / Red / Cashmere / Titanium
67 Machine Silver Metallic 3,660 (10.37%) Ebony / Red / Cashmere / Titanium
741 Victory Red 5,638 (15.97%) Ebony / Red / Cashmere / Titanium
83 Atomic Orange Tintcoat 2,246 (6.36%) Ebony / Red / Cashmere / Titanium
85 Jetstream Blue 3,728 (10.56%) Ebony / Ebony/Cashmere / Ebony/Gray / Ebony/Red / Cashmere / Titanium Gray / Sienna / Linen
89 Crystal Red 5,420 (15.35%) Red / Ebony / Ebony/Cashmere / Ebony/Gray / Ebony/Red / Cashmere / Titanium Gray / Sienna / Linen / Dark Titanium

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