Best Car Deals & Deals of the Week: 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The Chevrolet Corvette had stood for achievable high performance long before it got into mid-engines. That’s especially true for used Corvettes, which offer a lot of speed for not a lot of money. Plus, you don’t even need a Z06 for some affordable fun at the ‘Vette. Instead, you can save a little dough with something like this week Cars & Deals bargain: 2008 C6 Corvette Convertible.

2008 gives the base C6 Corvette Convertible some sporty upgrades and the heart of the new LS3 V8

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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Machine 6.2 liter ‘LS3’ V8
Horsepower 430 hp (standard)
436 hp (with dual mode performance exhaust)
torque 424 lb-ft (standard)
428 lb-ft (with dual-mode performance exhaust)
Transmission Six-speed manual
Six speed automatic
curb weight 3300 lbs
0-60 mph time 4.3 seconds (auto, Car and Driver)

People who don’t care may claim that the Corvette C6 is just an updated C5, but that’s not entirely true. Although it evolved from the C5, the C6 gave the Chevrolet sports car a significantly upgraded interior, several chassis and suspension upgrades, and performance improvements. But things really started to cook with the 2008 Corvette.

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