1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible US

This car has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.7 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 345 bhp (350 PS/257 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 475 N·m (350 lb·ft/48.4 kgm) at 4400 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1472 kg.

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Key facts

1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4564 mm
How heavy?
1472 kg
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

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1998 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 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 1472 kg 3245 lb
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 SePFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1053.5 kPa (152.8 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 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 237.63 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
174.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
234.38 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.72 kg/kW
9.56 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
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle 12.60 m
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 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID95810
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible added 2002-06-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.