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1998 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Convertible
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1998 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Model Code: 1YY07 (Coupe)
1YY67 (Convertible)
Wheelbase: 104.5 inches
Overhang (Front): 38.8 inches
Overhang (Rear): 35.7 inches
Front Track: 62.0 inches
Rear Track: 62.1 inches
Length: 179.7 inches
Width: 73.6 inches
Height: 47.8 inches / 1214.1 mm (Coupe)
47.7 inches / 1211.5 mm (Convertible)
Min. Ground Clearance: 3.7 inches
Ground Clearance:
Rear Bumper to Ground
9.2 inches
Head Room: Coupe: 37.8 inches / 955.0 mm
Convertible: 37.6 inches / 955.0 mm
Shoulder Room: 55.3 inches
Hip Room: 54.2 inches
Leg Room: 42.7 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 51.4 Cubic Feet
Interior Trunk Volume: 25.0 Cubic Feet
Tire Size: P255/45ZR-17 (Front)
P275/40ZR-18 (Rear)
(Goodyear Extended Mobility)
Wheel Size: 17" x 8.5" (Front)
18" x 9.5" (Rear)
Wheel Type: Cast Aluminum, Front and Rear
Recommended Tire Inflation: Coupe: 35 PSI Front / Rear
Manual Six Speed Transmission: 1st Gear 2.66:1
2nd Gear 1.78:1
3rd Gear 1.30:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
5th Gear .74:1
6th Gear .50:1
Reverse Gear 2.90:1
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
Axle Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
2.73:1 (3.15:1 Optional)
Axle Ratio
Manual Transmission:
3.42:1
Final Drive Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
1.91:1 (2.21:1 Optional)
Axle Ratio
Manual Transmission:
1.71:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Type: Hydra-Matic Rear Mounted
4-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive (4L60-E)
Manual Transmission: Borg-Warner
6-Speed Manual (T56)
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.1 Gallons
Battery, Cold Cranking Amps: 600
EPA Fuel Economy: Manual Transmission
18 MPG (City) / 28 MPG (Highway)
Automatic Transmission
17 MPG (City) / 25 MPG (Highway)
Maximum Cruising Range: 534.8 Miles (City) / 477.5 Miles (Highway)
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.66
Turning Diameter (curb to curb): 38.5 feet
Turning Diameter (wall to wall): 40.26 feet
Turning Diameters:
Outside Front
41.3 feet (Wall to Wall)
40.0 feet (Curb to Curb)
Steering Wheel Diameter: N/A
Weight: 3,247 lbs. (Convertible)
3,172 lbs. (Coupe)


Engine Specs

Designation: LS1
Type: 90° V8, Pushrod, OHV (overhead Valve)
Displacement: 5.6 liters / 346 cubic inches
Bore / Stroke: 3.90 inches (99.06 mm.) / 3.62 inches (91.95 mm.)
Horsepower: 345 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque: 350 lbs. - ft. @ 4,400 RPM
Fuel Induction System: Sequential Fuel Injection
Fuel Requirement: Premium Unleaded
Redline (RPM): 6,000
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Alternator: 50 Amps (idle), 120 Amps Maximum
Cylinder Head Material: Cast Aluminum
Cylinder Block Material: Cast Aluminum
Engine Oil Capacity: 6.5 Quarts, with filter
Engine Coolant Capacity: 11.4 Quarts
Emission Control System:
  • Three Way Catalyst
  • Air Injection Reactor (AIR)
  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV)
Assembly Site: Romulus, MI


Chassis Specs

Structure / Frame: Integral Perimeter Frame with Center Backbone / All Welded Steel Body
Suspension - Front: Independent SLA (Sort Long Arm) forged aluminum upper and pressure-cast aluminum lower control arms; forged aluminum steering knuckle, transverse leaf spring and steel stabilizer bar, spindle offset.
Stabilizer Bar: Link/23.0 mm. (25.4 mm. with optional Z51 handling package)
Suspension - Rear: Independent five link design with toe and camber adjustment, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer bar and tie rods, tubular u-jointed metal matrix composite driveshafts
Stabilizer Bar: Ball joint link / 19.1 mm (27.1 mm with optional Z51 handling package)
Front Travel: 90.0 mm full jounce, rebound
Rear Travel: 96 mm full jounce, rebound
Spring, Front: Monoleaf, Filamount Wound Glass - Epoxy Composite
1152 mm x 90 mm
Rate: FE1 - 77.2; FE45 - 79.8; FE3 - 92.2 n/M
Rate at Wheel: FE1 - 18.5; FE45 - 18.7; FE3 - 20.0 n/M
Spring, Rear: Monoleaf, Filamount Wound Glass - Epoxy Composite
1152 mm x 90 mm
Rate: FE1, FE45 - 103; FE3 - 92.2 n/M
Rate at Wheel: FE1, FE45 - 18.7; FE3 - 25.2 n/M


Performance Specs

Weight to Power Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
9.4 lbs.:hp
Weight to Power Ratio
Manual Transmission:
9.3 lbs.:hp
Frontal Area: N/A
Coefficient of Drag: 0.29 (Coupe)
0.32 Convertible
Specific Output: 60.53:1 (hp / liter)
0 - 60 MPH:
Manual Transmission
4.72 seconds
0 - 60 MPH:
Automatic Transmission
5.05 seconds
Top Speed: 172 MPH
1/4 Mile Acceleration: 13.36 Seconds
109.4 MPH
Lateral Acceleration: 0.93 g
Braking, 60 - 0 MPH: 125 feet

Brake Specs

Type: Power Assisted, Four Wheel Vented Disc with Four Wheel ABS
Total Swept Area: 265 sq. in. (Front)
158 sq. in. (Rear)
Effective Area: 22.3 sq. in. (Front)
8.7 sq. in. (Rear)
Rotor: Outer Working Diameter, Front: (325 mm.) 12.6 inches
Thickness, Front: (32 mm.) 1.26 inches
Outer Working Diameter, Rear: (302.3 mm.) 11.8 inches
Thickness, Rear: (26 mm.) 1.0 inches
Type and Material: Vented, Gray Iron Vented (Front)
HCE Iron Vented (Rear)
Anti-lock System: Four Wheel (Bosch ABS V)
Parking Brake: Internal
Parking Brake Drum Diameter: 190 mm
Parking Brake Lining Size: 400 mm (length) x 25 mm (width) x 3 mm (thickness)

1998 Corvette Options

RPO Description Production Price
AAB Memory Package 24,234 (77.96%) $150.00
AG2 Power Passenger Seat 28,575 (91.93%) $305.00
AQ9 Sport Seats 22,675 (72.95%) $625.00
B34 Floor Mats 30,592 (98.42%) $25.00
B84 Body Side Moldings 17,070 (54.92%) $75.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) 5,640 (18.14%) $950.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 6,957 (22.38%) $650.00
CJ2 Dual Zone Air Conditioning 26,572 (85.48%) $365.00
D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net (coupe) 16,549 (53.24%) $50.00
F45 Selective Real Time Damping, electronic 8,374 (26.94%) $1,695.00
G92 Performance Axle (3.15 ratio for automatic) 13,331 (42.89%) $100.00
JL4 Active Handling System 5,356 (17.23%) $500.00
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission 7,106 (22.86%) $815.00
N73 Magnesium Wheels 1,425 (4.58%) $3,000.00
NG1 Massachusetts / New York Emissions 2,701 (8.69%) $170.00
T96 Fog Lamps 29,310 (94.29%) $69.00
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer 16,513 (53.12%) $600.00
UN0 Delco Stereo System with CD 18,213 (58.59%) $100.00
V49 Front License Plate Frame 16,087 (51.75%) $15.00
YF5 California Emissions 3,111 (10.01%) $170.00
Z4Z Indy Pace Car Replica ($5,804 with manual) 1,163 (3.74%) $5,039.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package 4,249 (13.67%) $350.00

Total Production: 31,084
Coupe: 19,235 (61.88%)
Convertible: 11,849 (38.12%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $37,495.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $44,425.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
10 Arctic White 3,346 (10.76%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak / Red Black / Light Oak / White
11 Light Pewter Metallic 3,276 (10.54%) Black / Light Gray / Red Black / White
13 Sebring Silver Metallic 4,637 (14.92%) Black / Light Gray / Red Black / White
21 Pace Car Purple 1,163 (3.74%) Yellow Black
23 Nassau Blue Metallic 1,098 (3.53%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
28 Navy Blue Metallic 14 (0.05%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
41 Black 6,597 (21.22%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak / Red Black / Light Oak / White
53 Light Carmine Red Metalli 1,567 (5.04%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak / Red Black / Light Oak / White
58 Aztec Gold 15 (0.05%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
70 Torch Red 8,767 (28.20%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
87 Fairway Green Metallic 223 (0.72%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White
95 Medium Purple Pearl Metal 381 (1.23%) Black / Light Gray / Light Oak Black / Light Oak / White

Notes: Listed are recommended color combinations but any combination was possible except for code 21.

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