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1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 35th Anniversary Edition
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1988 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 96.2 inches
Overhand (Front) 40.5 inches
Overhang (Rear) 39.7 inches
Front Track 59.6 inches
Rear Track 60.4 inches
Length 176.5 inches
Ground Clearance
Differential to Ground
6.8 inches
Ground Clearance
Front Bumper to Ground
4.9 inches
Ground Clearance
Rear Bumper to Ground
13.0 inches
Minimum Ground Clearance 4.7 inches
(Measured at Catalytic Converter)
Overall Height 46.7 inches (Coupe)
46.4 inches (Convertible)
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front) 6.9 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear) 6.9 inches
Cargo Capacity 100 lbs. / (Coupe and Convertible)
6.6 cubic feet (Convertible)
Liftover Height: 35.5 Inches (Coupe)
Cowl Height 33.4 inches
Windshield Slope Angle 64.7°
Effective Head Room 36.4 inches
Shoulder Room 54.1 inches
Hip Room 49.3 inches
Tire Size P255/50ZR-16 B/W
(Goodyear Eagle VR50, Unidirectional)
With Z51 Performance Handling Package / Z52 Sport Handling Package
P275/45Z R40-17
Wheel Size 16" x 8.5" (Front and Rear)
With Z51 Performance Handling Package
Front / Rear: 16" x 9.5"
Recommended Tire Inflation 35 PSI Front / Rear
Manual Four Speed Transmission 1st Gear 2.88:1
2nd Gear 1.91:1 (1.30:1 Overdrive)
3rd Gear 1.34:1 (0.91:1 Overdrive)
4th Gear 1.00:1 (0.68:1 Overdrive)
Reverse Gear 2.78:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission 1st Gear 3.06:1
2nd Gear 1.63:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
4th Gear 0.70:1
Reverse Gear 2.29:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission
Lubricant
Dextron II
8.0 Pints
Maximum Uphill Speed
(Wide Open Throttle)
1 > 2: 43 MPH
2 > 3: 79 MPH
3 > 4: 116 MPH
Differential Lubricant Type
Manual Transmission
GL-5
SAE 80W, SAE 80W-90
Axle Ratio 3.07:1 (Manual Transmission)
2.59:1, 2.73:1 (Automatic Transmission)
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity 20 Gallons
Steering Ratio 15.5:1
13.0:1 (Performance Handling Package, RPO Z51)
Turning Diameters
Outside Front
37.37 feet (Wall to Wall)
40.4 feet (Curb to Curb)
With Z52 Sport Handling Package and Z51 Performance Handling Package
40.29 feet (Wall to Wall)
Steering Wheel Diameter 14.5 inches


EPA Fuel Economy

Manual Coupe City: 15
Highway: 22
Combined: 18
Automatic Coupe City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 18
Manual Convertible City: 15
Highway: 22
Combined: 18
Automatic Convertible City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 18


Weight

Model 1YY07 Sport Coupe Curb Mass with Four Speed Manual Transmission
Front: 1,625 lb.
Rear: 1,604 lb.
Total: 3,229 lb.
Shipping: 3,125 lb.
Model 1YY67 Convertible Curb Mass with Four Speed Manual Transmission
Front: 1,652 lb.
Rear: 1,647 lb.
Total: 3,299 lb.
Shipping: 3,195 lb.
Curb Weight: The calculated weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, only as designed with the additional load of oils, lube, coolant and fuel filled to capacity.
Shipping Weight: Same as base curb weight except only 3 gallons of gasoline.
Manual transmission weights shown; automatic transmission no cost option.

Weight Differentials
Removeble Plastic Roof Panel
(RPO CC3)
-4.0 lb.
(-0.9 lb. Front; -3.1 lb. Rear)
Electric Defogger System
Rear Window and Side Mirror
(RPO Z6A)
+0.8 lb.
(+0.4 lb. Front; +0.4 lb. Rear)
Performance Handling Package
(RPO Z51)
+28.2 lb.
(+19.2 lb. Front; +9.0 lb. Rear)
Delco-Bose
Premium Audio System
(RPO UU8)
+15.4 lb.
(+4.4 lb. Front; +11.0 lb. Rear)
Radio Delete (RPO UL5) -11.0 lb.
(-5.3 lb. Front; -5.7 lb. Rear)
Full Feature Sports Seats
(RPO AQ9)
+14.7 lb.
(+6.8 lb. Front; +7.9 lb. Rear)
Automatic Transmission
(RPO MM4)
+13.6 lb.
(+10.1 lb. Front; +3.5 lb. Rear)
Custom Two Tone Paint
(RPO D84)
+0.8 lb.
(+0.4 lb. Front; +0.4 lb. Rear)
Leather Seat Trim +3.5 lb.
(+1.3 lb. Front; +2.2 lb. Rear)
Automatic Air Conditioning
(RPO C68)
+2.2 lb.
Heavy Duty Cooling
(RPO V08)
+4.9 lb.
(+6.2 lb. Front; -1.3 lb. Rear)


Engine Specs

Type: 90° V8 - OHV
Valve Location: In Head
Bore / Stroke: 4.00" / 3.48"
Displacement: 350 Cubic Inches
(5.7 Liters)
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Cylinder Head Material: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Material: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type: Gear
Cooling System Capacity 14.65 Quarts (Manual Transmission)
14.51 Quarts (Automatic Transmission)
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure 18.0 PSI
Battery 12 volt - 630 Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)
54 Amp-hours
Alternator Delco-Remy
105 Amps

Fuel System
Type Electronic Fuel Injection - Tuned Port Injection (TPI)
Fuel Pump Electric, Dual Turbine - In Fuel Tank
Point of Injection Fuel Injectors at Inlet Ports
Flow Pulse

Horsepower
Standard Engine (350 cubic inch) 245 hp @ 4,300 RPM;
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM

Ignition System
Spark Plug FR5LS
Make: AC
Spark Plug Thread M14 x 1.25
Spark Plug Gap .035 inch
Spark Plug Tightening Torque 18 - 22 lb. - ft.

Brakes
Type Disc with Sliding Head Caliper - low drag
Effective Area 27.0 Square Inches (Front)
18.3 Square Inches (Rear)
Gross Lining Area 27.0 Square Inches (Front)
18.3 Square Inches (Rear)
Swept Area 96.4 Square Inches (Front)
87.5 Square Inches (Rear)
Rotor Outer Working Diameter: 11.5 inches
Inner Working Diameter:
8.42 Inches (Front), 8.75 Inches (Rear)
Type and Material: Vented, Gray Cast Iron (Front)
Damped Iron (Rear)

1988 Corvette Options

RPO Description Production Price