Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1989 MY 1YY67

The Corvette Convertible is a car from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) at 4000 rpm and 454 N·m (335 lb·ft/46.3 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. A 6 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the wheels. The quoted weight at the kerb is 1483 kg.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1989 MY 1YY67 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4483 mm
How heavy?
1483 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
454 Nm / 335 ft.lb / 46.3 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1496 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1524 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 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

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
Ford Mustang LX Convertible 5.0 V8 -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 mm 96.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1514 mm 59.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1534 mm 60.4 inches
Length 4483 mm 176.5 inches
Width 1803 mm 71 inches
Height 1179 mm 46.4 inches
Ground clearance 119 mm 4.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.84
Kerb weight 1483 kg 3269 lb
Weight distribution 50.1 % 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 L98
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
(SAE net)
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
41.9 bhp/litre
0.69 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
454 Nm (335 ft·lb) (46.3 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
79.19 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminum head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system tuned port fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 995.1 kPa (144.3 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 164.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
120.68 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
161.83 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.29 kg/kW
13.84 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 9½ x 17
Wheel size rear 9½ x 17
Tyres front P275/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear P275/40 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 302 mm
Rear brake diameter 303 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID290675
Production total
Model code 1YY67
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible added 2012-11-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.