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    Default 2008 LS3 Corvette sneak peak

    This is a 2008 3LT Z51 A6.







    GU2 performance axle is 2.73 gearing.
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    6.2 litres
    Displacement on Demand
    430hp (although some say anywhere between 425 and 450)
    well over 30mpg on the highway
    overall reduction of 18lbs compared to the LS2
    higher compression
    variable valve timing (VTEC just kicked in YO!)
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    30 hiway mpg is rad

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    wow, that is a hot car.

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    Can't wait to pick up an LS2 C6 for (relatively) cheap some time soon
    Originally posted by VIZSLA
    Seems that running qualifying in three heats worked so well we're now running the race in three parts too.
    1, On the track
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    Originally posted by 89coupe
    I do get great service there, especially when I mention my name, haha.

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    I understand it's just a mule, but they really need to work on that interior.

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    Too much red in the interior (I hate red in interiors) but looks great.
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    So I take it since the camshaft is in the block and actuates on all the valves, that the intake and exhaust is variable only in the same ratio? Meaning they cannot be varied independently of each other? My brain hurts
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    corvette schmorvette

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    Engines
    6.2L V-8 LS3
    7.0L V-8 LS7 (Z06)

    Displacement (cu in / cc):
    376 / 6162
    427.6 / 7008

    Bore & stroke (in / mm):
    4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
    4.125 x 4 / 104.8 x 101.6

    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)
    SFI (sequential fuel injection)

    Compression ratio:
    10.7:1
    11:1

    Horsepower
    (hp / kW @ rpm):
    430 / 321 @ 5900* w/ std. exhaust
    436 / 325 @ 5900* w/ opt. exhaust
    505 / 377 @ 6300*

    Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):
    424 / 575 @ 4600* w/ std. exhaust
    428 / 580 @ 4600* w/ opt. exhaust
    470 / 637 @ 4800*

    Recommended fuel:
    premium recommended but not required
    premium required

    Estimated fuel economy :
    TBD
    TBD




    Transmissions
    6-speed manual
    Base and Z06
    6-speed manual, w/optional Z51 Performance Package
    6-speed paddle-shift automatic

    Application:
    std
    opt
    opt

    Gear ratios (:1):

    First:
    2.66
    2.97
    4.03

    Second:
    1.78
    2.07
    2.36

    Third:
    1.30
    1.43
    1.53

    Fourth:
    1.00
    1.00
    1.15

    Fifth:
    0.74
    0.71
    0.85

    Sixth:
    0.50
    0.57
    0.67

    Reverse:
    2.90
    3.28
    3.06

    Final drive ratio:
    3.42
    3.42
    2.56




    Chassis / Suspension Coupe and Convertible
    Z06

    Front:
    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:
    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

    Traction control:
    electronic traction control; Active Handling
    electronic traction control; Active Handling




    Brakes
    Coupe and Convertible
    Z06

    Type:
    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

    Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): front: 12.8 x 1.26 / 325 x 32
    rear: 12 x 1 / 305 x 26;
    Z51 Performance Package:
    front: 13.4 x 1.26 / 340 x 32
    rear: 13 x 1 / 330 x 26
    front: 14 x 1.3 / 355 x 32
    rear: 13.4 x 1 / 340 x 26

    Wheels & Tires
    Wheel size:
    front: 18 inch x 8.5 inch
    rear: 19 inch x 10 inch
    front: 18 inch x 9.5 inch
    rear: 19 inch x 12 inch

    Tires:
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar (w/Z51)
    Extended Mobility
    front: P245/40ZR18
    rear: P285/35ZR19
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Extended Mobility
    front: P275/35ZR18
    rear: P325/30ZR19




    Dimensions
    Coupe and Convertible
    Z06

    Wheelbase (in / mm):
    105.7 / 2685
    105.7 / 2685

    Overall length (in / mm):
    174.6 / 4435
    175.6 / 4460

    Overall width (in / mm): 72.6 / 1844
    75.9 / 1928

    Overall height (in / mm):
    49 / 1244
    49 / 1244

    Curb weight (lb / kg):
    Coupe: 3217 / 1459
    Conv.: 3246 / 1473
    3162 / 1434

    Interior

    Seating capacity
    2

    Interior volume (cu ft / L):
    52 / 1475 (all models)

    Headr oom (in / mm): 38 / 962 (all models)

    Legroom (in / mm): 43 / 1092 (all models)

    Shoulder room (in / mm):
    55 / 1397 (all models)

    Hip room (in / mm):
    54 / 1371 (all models)

    Capacities

    Cargo volume
    (cu ft / L):
    Coupe and Z06: 22 / 634
    Convertible: 11 / 295 (top up); 7.5 / 212 (top down)

    Fuel tank (gal / L):
    18 / 68.1

    Engine oil (qt / L):
    Coupe and Convertible: 5.5 / 5.2
    Z06: 8 / 7.5


    * Horsepower and torque are SAE certified. A new voluntary power and torque certification procedure developed by the SAE Engine Test Code committee was approved March 31, 2005 . This procedure (J2723) ensures fair, accurate ratings for horsepower and torque by allowing manufacturers to certify their engines through third-party witness testing. GM was the first auto manufacturer to begin using the procedure and expects to use it for all newly rated engines in the future.

    Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.
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    How much will it go for?
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    Originally posted by Millsie
    So I take it since the camshaft is in the block and actuates on all the valves, that the intake and exhaust is variable only in the same ratio? Meaning they cannot be varied independently of each other? My brain hurts
    Not necessarily, the camshaft can be two in one. The outer cam could control the intake valves and be hollow, while a cam running inside the intake cam can run the exhaust valves. This way they can be independently adjusted.

    The new Viper is running this system, and I don't see why GM couldn't either. However, GM has not announced how it is doing this.
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    i actually really like the interior!
    red interior is hot

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    Originally posted by 4doorj
    i actually really like the interior!
    red interior is hot
    I seriously thought I was the only one. I think red is the nicest interior out there....except for maybe the rust looking orange u can get in the e46 M3
    Originally posted by rage2
    Of course, a perfectly good explanation is boring, so the answer is, it's fucking voodoo.

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    I hope they upped the interior quality/fit & finish a whole ton, I will have to go look at one for myself when they come out. The C6's are fun to drive but I look around me and feel like I'm in a $20,000 car. The new one looks better but we'll see.

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