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1996 Corvette Specifications

Dimensions
Exterior Dimensions Corvette Coupe Corvette Convertible
Wheelbase 96.2 96.2
Length (overall) 178.5 178.5
Width (overall) 70.7 70.7
Height (overall) 46.3 47.3
Tread - Front 57.7 57.7
Tread - Rear 59.1 60.6
Minimum running ground clearance 4.2 3.6
Front Overhang 41.6 41.6
Rear Overhang 40.7 40.7
Interior Dimensions Corvette Coupe Corvette Convertible
Head Room 36.5 37.0
Leg Room 42.0 42.0
Shoulder Room 53.9 53.9
Hip Room 50.8 49.3

Model Capacities
Capacities Corvette Coupe Corvette Convertible
Passenger capacity 2 2
Passenger index (cu. ft.) NA NA
Cargo index (cu. ft.) 12.6 6.6
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 20 20
EPA interior index (cu. ft.) NA NA
Curb weight (lbs., est.) 3298 3360

Engines and Capacities
  Coupe, Convertible & Collector Edition Optional on Coupe, Convertible and Collector Edition; Standard on Grand Sport
Type 5.7 Liter (LTI) SFI V8 5.7 Liter (LT4) MFI V8
Block Cast Iron Cast Iron
Cylinder Head Cast Aluminum Cast Aluminum
Hydraulic lifters Yes/Roller Yes/Roller
Bore & Stroke (in.) 4.0 x 3.48 4.0 x 3.48
Bore & Stroke (mm) 101.6 x 88.4 101.6 x 88.4
Cam drive Chain Chain
Redline (rpm) 5700 6300
Displacement (liters/CID) 5.7/350 5.7/350
Compression ratio 10.4:1 10.8:1
Fuel induction SFI SFI
Horsepower @ engine rpm 300 @ 5000 330 @ 5800
Torque (lb.-ft.) 335 @ 3600 340 @ 4000
Exhaust System Aluminized Stainless Steel Aluminized Stainless Steel
Tailpipe(s) Dual Dual
Ignition System 12-volt opti-spark 12-volt opti-spark
Delcotron alternator rating 140 amp 140 amp
Battery (SAE capacity rating) 525 amp 525 amp
Recommend fuel (unleaded) 91 Octane 91 Octane
Capacities    
Engine oil (quarts) 5.0 5.0 (without oil filter)
Engine Coolant (quarts) 14.8 15.0

Chassis Specifications
Chassis
Structure/frame Integral Perimeter Frame/All-Welded-Steel Body Frame Construction
Body material Fiberglass-reinforced Plastic
Suspension -- Front
Type Independent SLA Forged-Aluminum Upper and Lower Control Arms and Steering Knuckle; transverse Monoleaf Spring, steel stabalizer bar, Spindle Offset
Stabilizer bar/diameter (mm) Link/24 (Coupe)
Link/26 (Convertible)
Suspension -- Rear
Type Independent 5-Link Design with Tow and Camber Adjustment, Forged Aluminum Control Links and Steering Knuckle, transverse Monoleaf Spring, Steel Tie-Rods and stabalizer bar, Tubular U-Joint Aluminum Drive Shafts
Stabilizer bar/diameter (mm) Link/24 (Coupe), Link/26(Convertible)
Steering
Type Power Rack-and-Pinion
Ratio (overall) 15.7:1
Turns stop-to-stop 2.25
Turning diameter curb-to-curb (ft.) 40.0
Turning diameter wall-to-wall (ft.) 41.3
Brakes
Type 4-Wheel ABS, Power, Vacuum Four-Wheel Vented Disc, Heavy Duty, Acceleration Slip Regulation
Gross lining, front/rear (sq. in.) 33.0/18.4
Effective area, front/rear (sq. in.) 32.4/18.4
Disc rotor outer working diameter, front/rear (in.) 13.0/12.0
Total sweep area, front/rear (sq. in.) 115.5/94.2

Wheels and Tires
Wheel type/size Aluminum Alloy/17" x 8.5" Front, 17" x 9.5 Rear
Tire type High-Speed Steel Belted Radial Eagle 40ZR (Goodyear) Unidirectional Asymmetrical
Tire size (front/rear) P255/45ZR-17/P285/40ZR-17
P275/40ZR-17/P315/35ZR-17 (Grand Sport Coupe Only)
Spare size T155/70D-17

Transmissions
  Standard only with Grand Sport, standard with LT4, NA with LT1 engine Standard with Coupe, Convertible & Collector Edition, standard with LT1 engine, NA with LT4 engine
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 4-Speed 4L6-E Electronic Automatic
Type RWD RWD
Layout Longitudinal Longitudinal
Gear Ratios
1st 2.64 3.06
2nd 1.78 1.63
3rd 1.30 1.00
4th 1.00 0.70
5th 0.74 --
6th 0.49 --
Reverse 2.42 2.29
Final Drive Ratios 3.45 2.59 (3.07 - optional)

Mileage/Performance
Type LT1 with 4-speed automatic LT4 with 6-speed manual
Mileage
City 17 16
Highway 25 27
Combined 20 21
Est. Cruise Range
City 340 miles 320 miles
Highway 500 miles 540 miles
Combined 400 miles 430 miles

Paint Codes
RPO Code Color Valspar Code PPG Code DuPont Code RM Code SW Code MS Code Azko Code WA Code
05U Dark Purple Metallic R1152 4992 B9501 25011 50251 - GMA95:05 117B
10U Arctic White W243 4185 B8949 19005 40911 - GMA89:10 9567
13U Sebring Silver Metallic S086 4330 D8590 21787 44118 - GMA95:13 9566
28U Admiral Blue L1578 4798 B9415 24006 48412 - GMA94:28 128A
41U Black K090 9700 99 13572 1738 3069 GMA78:19 8555
43U Bright Aqua Metallic L785 4456 B9201 22253 45732 - GMA92:43 9796
45U Polo Green Metallic G211 4301 B9012 20011 42596 - GMA91:45 9539
53U Competition Yellow Y187 4266 B9058 20028 43691 - GMA90:53 9804
70U Torch Red R311 4230 B9008 20002 42027 - GMA91:70 9075

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