Volume II, Issue 4, Page 23
  • All-new LS3 6.2L V-8 engine for Coupe and Convertible:
    • 430 hp
    • 424 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 436 hp / 428 lb.-ft. with new, optional dual-mode exhaust system
    • High-flow cylinder heads
    • Enhanced valvetrain
    • High-flow intake manifold
    • Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
  • Improved manual transmission shift effort
  • Quicker shift times on paddle-shift six-speed automatic
  • 2.73 performance axle ratio available with six-speed paddle shift; included with Z51 package
  • Improved steering feel
  • Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheel design for Coupe and Convertible (Competition Gray finish optional)
  • Available polished forged aluminum wheel design
  • New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key
  • Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents
  • Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package available for all models in exclusive, new Linen and Sienna colors
  • New sill plates
  • iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation (Personal Audio Link available as accessory for navigation system)
  • OnStar and XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
  • Auto-dimming mirrors with compass standard on all models
  • Two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat

 

Engines

Transmissions

6.2L V-8
(LS3)

7.0L V-8
(LS7)

6-spd
manual

6-spd paddle shift automatic

Corvette Coupe

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s

o

Corvette Convertible

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s

o

Corvette Z06

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Key:

 

Standard

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Optional

o

Not available

Engine

A 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 becomes the standard engine in Coupe and Convertible models. The cylinder block is the same as the L92 6.2L truck block. In the Corvette, the engine is rated at 430 horsepower and 424  lb-ft of torque with the standard exhaust system; with the new, optional two-mode exhaust system, power ratings increase to 436 hp and 428 lb-ft . As a result, the standard Corvette becomes a supercar, capable of 190 mph. The LS3 with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic is the fastest automatic-equipped Corvette ever, with 0-60 mph capability of 4.3 seconds.

 

Here's What's New!