Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1996 MY US

The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power through the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.7 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 454 N·m (335 lb·ft/46.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm. The power is delivered to the wheels through a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 1524 kg.

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Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1996 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4534 mm
How heavy?
1524 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
454 Nm / 335 ft.lb / 46.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1496 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5733 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW 1520 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5733 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1544 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1513 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1462 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5727 cm3 411 PS 405 bhp 302 kW 1589 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5733 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1462 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1483 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1480 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1466 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1468 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1515 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW
Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5727 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW 1572 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1465 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1471 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1496 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1503 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1467 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1469 kg
Chevrolet Corvette Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1488 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5733 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1435 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1448 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4601 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1510 kg
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De Tomaso Mangusta -
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4601 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1250 kg
Jensen S-V8 -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4601 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1250 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 4266 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 281.0 CO2 1755 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 4966 cm3 306 PS 302 bhp 225 kW 1890 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 4973 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1769 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4997 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 mm 96.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1466 mm 57.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1539 mm 60.6 inches
Length 4534 mm 178.5 inches
Width 1796 mm 70.7 inches
Height 1201 mm 47.3 inches
Ground clearance 91 mm 3.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1524 kg 3360 lb
Weight distribution
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 LT1
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 52.3 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 454 Nm (335 ft·lb) (46.3 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 79.19 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.4:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 995.1 kPa (144.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 5700 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 199.59 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
146.79 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
196.85 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.81 kg/kW
11.38 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.250
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8½ x 17
Wheel size rear 9½ x 17
Tyres front P255/45 ZR 17
Tyres rear P285/40 ZR 17
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 2.59
general
Carfolio.com ID227018
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible added 2010-12-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.