2008 Chevrolet Corvette review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 28 April 2007 , 14:04:48 byAlina

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Chevrolet Corvette

The 2008 Chevrolet Corvette boasts improved driving characteristics which enhance its position as the preeminent American sports car, among which the larger and more powerful V8 engine occupies a central position. Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager, stated that Corvette was an uncompromising sports car that rewarded its owners with impeccable performance and great comfort, with changes and enhancements that reflected continual improvements that highlighted Chevrolet's unflagging commitment to building the best sports car. A new, two-mode performance exhaust system is optional on '08 Coupe and Convertible models, rising the power output from 430 HP to 436 HP and the torque increasing from 575 Nm to 580 Nm. Thus, the system will appeal to performance enthusiasts thanks to its more aggressive exhaust sound character. The 2008 models bring a new split-spoke wheel design and the revised rack-and-pinion steering system provides an improved feel at all speeds. The 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels are available as standard and they appear finished in a Sparkle Silver, while a Competition Gray version is available as optional. Furthermore, the hydroformed steel rail backbone structure of the Corvette Coupe and Convertible, integrates an aluminum cockpit structure, a rear-mounted transmission, an enclosed center tunnel as well as composite floors. The drivers are allowed to select the driving style that best suits their driving, due to the three suspension choices, while precise handling and ride comfort are ensured by the tuned standard suspension. The road surfaces are detected and the damping rates are adjusted by the optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, which features magneto-rheological dampers. Three dynamic chassis control systems operate in concert with each suspension. These systems are embodied by the anti-lock braking, traction control and Active Handling.