1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Automatic US

The Corvette Convertible is a motor car from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.7 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 345 bhp (350 PS/257 kW) at 5600 rpm and 475 Nm (350 lbft/48.4 kgm) at 4400 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels through a 4 speed automatic gearbox.

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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Automatic US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4564 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5666 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
350 PS / 345 bhp / 257 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
475 Nm / 350 ft.lb / 48.4 kgm @ 4400 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5666 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 1472 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 1465 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 3239 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1750 kg
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Panoz Esperante -
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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Automatic data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2654 mm 104.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1577 mm 62.1 inches
Length 4564 mm 179.7 inches
Width 1869 mm 73.6 inches
Height 1212 mm 47.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72.4 litres 15.9 UK Gal 19.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code LS1
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5666 cc
(345.761 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99 × 92 mm
3.9 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
350 PS (345 bhp) (257 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
60.9 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
475 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
83.83 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium block & heads
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system SPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1053.5 kPa (152.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 708.25 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.LS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.TLS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8½ x 17
Wheel size rear 9½ x 18
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle F1 P245/45 ZR 17
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle F1 P275/40 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 302 mm
Rear brake diameter 302 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID227194
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Automatic added 2010-12-25.
Last modified 2013-02-28.