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1996 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 96.2 inches
Overhand (Front) 41.6 inches
Overhang (Rear) 40.7 inches
Front Track 57.7 inches
Rear Track 59.1 inches
Length 178.5 inches
Width 70.7 inches
Ground Clearance
Differential to Ground
7.0 inches
Ground Clearance
Front Bumper to Ground
5.1 inches
Ground Clearance
Rear Bumper to Ground
9.2 inches
Minimum Ground Clearance Coupe: 4.2 inches / Convertible: 3.6 inches
(Measured at Catalytic Converter)
Overall Height 46.3 inches (Coupe)
47.3 inches (Convertible)
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front) 6.9 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear) 6.8 inches
Cargo Capacity 100 lbs. (Coupe, Convertible)
6.6 cubic feet (Convertible)
12.6 cubic feet (Coupe)
Liftover Height: 35.4 Inches (Coupe)
Cowl Height 33.1 inches
Effective Head Room Coupe: 36.5 inches
Convertible: 37.0 inches
Shoulder Room 53.9 inches
Hip Room 49.3 inches
Tire Size Coupe / Convertible
P255/45ZR17 (Front)
P285/40ZR17 (Rear)
(Goodyear Eagle GS-C Steel Belted
Directional, Asymmetrical)
Wheel Size Coupe / Convertible
17" x 8.5" (Front)
17" x 9.5" (Rear)
Recommended Tire Inflation Coupe: 35 PSI Front / Rear
Convertible: 30 PSI Front / Rear
Manual Six Speed Transmission Coupe / Convertible
1st Gear 2.64:1
2nd Gear 1.78:1
3rd Gear 1.30:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
5th Gear .74:1
46th Gear .49:1
Reverse Gear 2.42:1
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 III
10 Pints
Maximum Upshift Speed 1 > 2: 49 MPH
2 > 3: 93 MPH
3 > 4: N/A
Manual Transmission
Lubricant Type
5W-30 Texaco
.987 Pints
Axle Ratio (Manual Transmission - LT4)
3.45:1
(Automatic Transmission - LT1)
2.59:1, 3.07:1
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity 20 Gallons
EPA Fuel Economy LT4 Engine / Manual Transmission
15 MPG (City) / 24 MPG (Highway)
18 MPG (Combined)
LT1 Engine / Automatic Transmission
15 MPG (City) / 23 MPG (Highway)
18 MPG (Combined)
Steering Ratio 15.7:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.32
Turning Diameters
Outside Front
41.3 feet (Wall to Wall)
40.0 feet (Curb to Curb)
Steering Wheel Diameter 15.0 inches


EPA Fuel Economy

Manual City: 15
Highway: 24
Combined: 18
Automatic City: 15
Highway: 23
Combined: 18


Weight

Model 1YY07 2-Door Hatchback Coupe Curb Mass
Front: 1,702 lb.
Rear: 1,605 lb.
Total: 3,307 lb.
Shipping**: 3,201 lb.
ETWC*: 3,625 lb.
Model 1YY67 2-Door Convertible Curb Mass
Front: 1,724 lb.
Rear: 1,638 lb.
Total: 3,362 lb.
Shipping**: 3,260 lb.
ETWC*: 3,750 lb.
Reference - SAE J1100 Motor Vehicle Dimensions, Curb Weight Definition.
* Equivalent Test Weight Class - basis for US Environmental Protection Agency emission certifications.

Weight Differentials
Removeble Plastic Roof Panel
(RPO CC3)
-4.4 lb.
(-1.3 lb. Front; -3.1 lb. Rear)
Delco-Bose
Premium Audio System
(RPO UU8)
+8.3 lb.
(+3.0 lb. Front; +5.3 lb. Rear)
Custom Adjustable Seats
(RPO AQ9)
+10.5 lb.
(+3.0 lb. Front; +7.5 lb. Rear)
Automatic Air Conditioning
(RPO C68)
+2.2 lb.
+2.2 lb. Front
Manual Transmission
(RPO ML9)
-43.2 lb.
-23.8 lb. Front; -19.4 lb. Rear)
Leather Seat Trim
(RPO AR9)
+3.5 lb.
(+1.3 lb. Front; +2.2 lb. Rear)
Adjustable Suspension Package
(RPO Z07)
+24.2 lb.
(+18.4 lb. Front; +5.8 lb. Rear)


Engine Specs

Type: 90° V8
Bore / Stroke: LT-1, LT4: 4.00" / 3.48"
Engine Weight: LT1: 576.4 lbs. (Automatic)
LT4: 635.6 lbs. (Manual)
Fuel Requirement: LT1: 87-Octane Rating
LT4: 91-Octane Rating
Redline (RPM): LT1: 5,700
LT4: 6,300
Compression Ratio: LT1: 10.4:1
LT4: 10.8:1
Cylinder Head Material: (LT1, LT4) Cast Aluminum
Cylinder Block Material: (LT1, LT4) Cast Iron
Oil Pump Type: Gear
Cooling System Capacity 9.39 Quarts (LT1)
9.61 Quarts (LT4)
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure LT1, LT4: 15.0 PSI
Battery LT1: 12 volt - 525 Amps Cold Cranking 0° (CCA)
LT4: 12 volt - 690 Amps Cold Cranking 0° (CCA)
54 Amp-hours
Alternator Delco-Remy
50 / 140 Amps (Idle / Max RPM)

Fuel System
Type Sequential Fuel Injection
(LT1 and LT5 Engines)
Fuel Pump Electric - In Fuel Tank
Point of Injection Fuel Injectors at Inlet Ports
Flow Pulse

Horsepower
LT1 Engine, Automatic Only
(350 cubic inch)
300 hp @ 5,800 RPM;
Torque: 335 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
LT4 Engine, Manual Only
(350 cubic inch)
330 hp @ 5,800 RPM;
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Ignition System
Spark Plug
(Standard LT1 Engine)
R45LTSP
Make: AC
Spark Plug
(LT4 Engine)
41-900 Series
Make: AC
Spark Plug Thread 14 x 1.25
Spark Plug Gap LT1: .050 inch
Spark Plug Tightening Torque LT1: 18 - 22 lb. - ft.

Brakes
Type Hydraulic Power Brake Front and Rear Disc
Effective Area 32.4 Square Inches (209 Square cm.) (Front)
18.4 Square Inches (119 Square cm.) (Rear)
Gross Lining Area 33.0 Square Inches (213 Square cm.) (Front)
18.4 Square Inches (119 Square cm.) (Rear)
Swept Area 111.9 Square Inches (722 Square cm.) (Front)
91.3 Square Inches (589 Square cm.) (Rear)
Rotor Outer Working Diameter: (302 mm.) 9.9 inches
Inner Working Diameter:
7.3 Inches (222 mm.) (Front),
7.6 Inches (232 mm.) (Rear)
Type and Material: Vented, Gray Iron Vented (Front)
HCE Iron Vented (Rear)

1996 Corvette Options

RPO Description Production Price