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2008 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

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Horsepower has an addictive affect on some people.

If you're one of those drivers, the standard 430 hp from the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette simply obliterates the ratings of the six-cylinder Porsche Boxster and Nissan 350Z; they're both fine sportscars, but the Chevy Corvette simply outguns them.

The energy from the Porsche 911's more powerful six-cylinder evens things up some, but the 911 is more expensive than the Chevy.

The Corvette's only true competitor is the Dodge Viper, which for 2008 boasts an even 600 hp.

The Viper and Corvette have very different characters, so in reality, they're not direct competitors, but if you're looking for a fight, pitting a Viper against a Corvette Z06 always makes for a good show.

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What’s not to like about the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette? Never has any car delivered on its performance promise with such ease and confidence for such an affordable price.
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The 2008 Dodge Viper is a stunning performer, a great-looking sportscar in any body form, and still a handful on public roads.
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The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V10Gas Flat 6-cyl
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Two SeaterTwo-SeaterTwo-Seater
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2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible SRT102-Door Roadster
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2 Seat Roadster2 Door Roadster
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