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2008 Corvette Introduced

Last weekend, at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, enthusiasts got a look at the 2008 Corvette and its new LS3 V-8. The latest member of the legendary line of Chevrolet small-block V-8’s is being called the greatest ever.  The 6.2-liter engine produces 436 hp and 428 ft.-lbs. of torque. It is the most powerful base engine to ever be offered in a GM product. In addition to its enhanced valve train, the LS3 also features high-flow cylinder heads, a special intake, larger diameter pistons and a revised camshaft. The engineers have also increased cylinder bore size and added the fuel injectors from the fire-breathing LS7. All of the performance upgrades result in an engine with an astounding 7,000-rpm redline, which is virtually unheard of for a pushrod engine. With a top speed of 190 mph, the base 2008 Corvette with the LS3 V-8 will truly be a world-class supercar with very few rivals. It will do 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds.

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