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Chevrolet Corvette C4 Automatic

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Automatic

5-door convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in, 172.0 kW / 230.7 hp / 230.7 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 447.0 N·m / 329.7 lb·ft / 329.7 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1986
ModelCorvette C4 AutomaticIssued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS


Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4420 l / 156.09 cu ft / 156.09 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4490 mm / 176.8 in / 176.8 inTotal (curb) weight1438 kg / 3170 lb / 3170 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1190 mm / 46.9 in / 46.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity716.69 cm3/cylinder / 43.735 cu in/cylinder / 43.735 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power172.0 kW / 230.7 hp / 230.7 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque447.0 N·m / 329.7 lb·ft / 329.7 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.8 kW / 92.3 hp / 92.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output30.0 kW/l / 0.659 bhp/cu in / 0.659 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque78.0 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in


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


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio162.2 kW/ton / 122.9 bhp/ton / 122.9 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.70x15Tyres rear33-4
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette C4 Automatic


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