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Chevrolet Corvette

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Chevrolet Corvette

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in, 246.0 kW / 329.9 hp / 329.9 hp, 461.0 N·m / 340.0 lb·ft / 340.0 lb·ft, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 265 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1996
ModelCorvetteIssued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4950 l / 174.81 cu ft / 174.81 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1465 kg / 3230 lb / 3230 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1180 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.85  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power246.0 kW / 329.9 hp / 329.9 hp at
AspirationMax. torque461.0 N·m / 340.0 lb·ft / 340.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)138.7 kW / 186.0 hp / 186.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output42.9 kW/l / 0.943 bhp/cu in / 0.943 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.4 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed265 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)3.90 s / 3.90 s / 3.90 sPower-to-weight ratio228.7 kW/ton / 173.3 bhp/ton / 173.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/75-R16Tyres rear245/75-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette

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