Key facts

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Z16 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4534 mm
How heavy?
1520 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
335 PS / 330 bhp / 246 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
461 Nm / 340 ft.lb / 47 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.20 s
How fast?
266 km/h, 165 mph

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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.7 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 330 bhp (335 PS/246 kW) at 5800 rpm and 461 Nm (340 lbft/47 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively.
This power is supplied to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
With a claimed kerb weight of 1520 kg, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport can dispense with the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 5.2 seconds and the standing-start quarter mile in 13.7 seconds.
Its maximum speed claimed is 266 km/h, which is 165 mph.
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport data
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Z16 data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 96.2
Track/tread (front) 1466 57.7
Track/tread (rear) 1501 59.1
Length 4534 178.5
Width 1796 70.7
Height 1176 46.3
Ground clearance 107 4.2
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1520 kg 3351 lb
Weight distribution 50.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LT4
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.4 mm
4 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
335 PS (330 bhp) (246 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
57.6 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
461 Nm (340 ft·lb) (47 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
80.41 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel system SPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1010.5 kPa (146.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.00 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.20 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 12.40 s
Standing quarter-mile 13.70 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 266 km/h (165 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 220.12 PS/g
161.9 kW/g
217.11 bhp/ton
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.18 kg/kW
10.32 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.300
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.DW.LS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.5Li.LS.ARB.
Wheel size front 9½ x 17
Wheel size rear 11 x 17
Tyres front P275/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear P315/35 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.49
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID20713
Production total
Model code Z16
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport added 1996-04-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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