Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


2008 CORVETTE

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Three models available: Coupe, Convertible, Z06

V.I.N. NUMBERS

IDENTIFICATION

ENGINE

  6.2L V-8 (LS3) 7.0L V-8 - Z06 (LS7)
Type 6.2L V8 7.0L V-8
Displacement 6162cc (376 cu. in.) 7008cc (427.6 cu. in.)
Bore & stroke 103.25mm x 92mm (4.06 in. x 3.62 in.) 104.8mm x 101.6mm (4.125 in. x 4.00 in.)
Block material Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Cylinder head material Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Valvetrain Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery SFI (sequential fuel injection) Sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio 10.7 : 1 11 : 1
Horsepower 430 hp @ 6000 rpm (298 kW @ 6000 rpm) with std. exhaust
436 hp @ 6000 (321 kW @ 6000) with opt. exhaust
505 hp @ 6300 rpm (377 kW @ 6300 rpm)
Torque 424 lb-ft @4400 rpm (575 Nm @ 4400 rpm) with std. exhaust
428 lb-ft @4400 rpm (580 Nm @ 4400 rpm) with opt. exhaust
470 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm (637 Nm @ 4800 rpm)
Recommended fuel Premium recommended but not required Premium required

TRANSMISSION

  6-speed manual Base and Z06 6-speed manual, w/ optional Z51 Performance Package 6-speed paddle-shift automatic
Application standard option option
GEAR RATIOS
First 2.66:1 2.97:1 4.03:1:1
Second 1.78:1 2.07:1 2.36:1
Third 1.30:1 1.43:1 1.53:1
Fourth 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.15:1
Fifth 0.74:1 0.71:1 0.85:1
Sixth 0.50:1 0.57:1 0.67:1
Reverse 2.90:1 3.28:1 3.06:1
Final drive ratio 3.42:1 3.42:1 2.56:1

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe & Convertible Z06
Front Suspension Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Rear Suspension Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Brakes Front and rear power-assisted disc with ABS; cross-drilled rotors with Z51 package and Magnetic Ride Control Front and rear power-assisted disc with ABS with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, cross-drilled rotors
Front wheel 18 inch x 8.5 inch 18 inch x 9.5 inch
Rear wheel 9 inch x 10 inch 19 inch x 12 inch
Front tires P245/40ZR18 Goodyear Eagle F1 (Supercar w/Z51) P275/35ZR18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Extended Mobility
Rear tires P285/35ZR19 Goodyear Eagle F1 (Supercar w/Z51) P325/30ZR19 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Extended Mobility
Wheelbase 2685mm (105.7 in.) 2685mm (105.7 in.)
Overall length 4435mm (174.6 in.) 4460mm (175.6 in.)
Overall width 1844mm (72.6 in.) 1928mm (75.9 in.)
Overall height 1244mm (49 in.) 1244mm (49 in.)
Base Curb weight 1442 kg (3179 lb) coupe
1451 kg (3199 lb) conv.
1421 kg (3132 lb)
Headroom 962mm (38 in.) 962 mm (38 in.)
Legroom 1092mm (43 in.) 1092mm (43 in.)
Shoulder room 1397mm (55 in.) 1397mm (55 in.)
Hip room 1371mm (54 in.) 1371mm (54 in.)
EPA interior volume 1475 L (52 cu.ft) 1475 L (52 cu.ft)
Cargo volume 634 L (22 cu.ft) coupe
295 L (11 cu.ft) with top up
212 L (7.5 cu.ft) with top down
634 L (22 cu.ft)
Fuel tank68.1 L (15 imp gal) (18 US gal)
Exterior Colors
Coupe Convertible Z06
Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat
Atomic Orange Metallic Atomic Orange Metallic Atomic Orange Metallic
Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Velocity Yellow Tintcoat
Victory Red Victory Red Victory Red
Black Black Black
Machine Silver Metallic Machine Silver Metallic Machine Silver Metallic
Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat  
Actic White Actic White  

PERFORMANCE

  Coupe & Convertible Z06
Drag coefficient 0.286
0-96 km/h (60 mph) 4.1 sec.
Top track speed 306 km/h (190 mph)
1/4 mile 12.4 sec. @ 188 km/h (117 mph)
Lateral acceleration 0.92 g
City Fuel Economy 12.9 L/100 km (22 mpg imp) (18.3 mpg US) (man.)
14.3 L/100 km (20 mpg imp) (16.7 mpg US) (auto.)
14.2 L/100 km (20 mpg imp) (16.7 mpg US)
Highway Fuel Economy 7.7 L/100 km (37 mpg imp) (30.8 mpg US) (man.)
8.1 L/100 km (35 mpg imp) (29.2 mpg US) (auto.)
8.2 L/100 km (34 mpg imp) (28.3 mpg US)
Combined Fuel Economy 10.6 L/100 km (27 mpg imp) (22.5 mpg US) (man.)
11.5 L/100 km (25 mpg imp) (20.8 mpg US) (auto.)
11.5 L/100 km (25 mpg imp) (20.8 mpg US)

OPTIONS

  Coupe Convertible Z06
Power folding top with glass window and defogger   OPT  
Front license plate bracket OPT OPT OPT
Transparent removable roof panel OPT    
Axle ratios (3.42:1, 3.56:1, or 2.73:1) with limited slip OPT OPT  
Dual-mode performance exhaust system (adds 6 hp) OPT OPT  
Magnetic Selective Ride Control OPT OPT  
Six-speed Paddle Shift with Automatic Modes Transmission OPT OPT  
Z51 Performance Package OPT OPT  
Five-split-spoke silver-painted Aluminum wheels (18x8.5" fr & 19x10" rr) STD STD  
Five-spoke forged-polished Aluminum wheels (18x8.5" fr & 19x10" rr) OPT OPT  
Five-split-spoke chrome Aluminum wheels (18x8.5" fr & 19x10" rr) OPT OPT  
Five-split-spoke competition Gray Aluminum wheels (18x8.5" fr & 19x10" rr) OPT OPT  
Ten-spoke silver-painted Aluminum wheels (18x9.5" fr & 19x12" rr)     STD
Ten-spoke polished Aluminum wheels (18x9.5" fr & 19x12" rr)     OPT
Ten-spoke competition gray Aluminum wheels (18x9.5" fr & 19x12" rr)     OPT
Ten-spoke chrome Aluminum wheels (18x9.5" fr & 19x12" rr)     OPT
Side-impact air bags OPT STD OPT
Cargo convenience net OPT STD OPT
Head-up display OPT OPT STD
Luggage shade OPT N/A OPT
Memory package OPT OPT OPT
Power telescoping steering column with manual tilt OPT OPT OPT
Audio controls on steering wheel OPT OPT OPT
Garage door opener OPT OPT OPT
Bose(R) audio system OPT OPT OPT
Navigation system OPT OPT OPT
Custom Leather-wrapped interior package OPT OPT OPT
Perforated sport leather seating surfaces OPT STD  
Modified two-tone seats OPT OPT  
Six-way power driver seat adjuster STD STD STD
Six-way power passenger seat adjuster OPT STD  
Heated seats OPT OPT OPT

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