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1980 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Below is a complete listing of 1980 Corvette RPO codes, production and performance numbers.

Model Year Highlights

  • Weight of the 1980 Corvette dropped nearly 250lbs thru greater use of aluminum and plastic.  The doors, and hood were less thick and the roof panels decreased in density.
  • New front and rear spoilers were introduced which helped high speed aerodynamics.
  • Tilt-telescopic steering and air conditioning were new equipment for 1980.
Available Options
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
1YZ87 Base Coupe $13,140.24 40,614   QXH White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15 $426.16 13,140
AU3 Power Door Locks $140 32.692   UA1 Heavy Duty Battery $22 1,337
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels $391 19,695   U58 AM/FM Stereo $46 6,138
C49 Rear Window Defogger $109 36,589   UM2 AM/FM Radio, stereo w/ 8-track $155 15,708
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension $55 9,907   UN3 AM/FM Radio, stereo w/ cassette $163 15,148
F51 Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers $35 1,695   UP6 AM/FM Radio, stereo w/CB $391 2,434
K30 Cruise Control $123 30,821   U75 Power Antenna $56 32,863
LG4 305ci, 180hp engine** -$50 3,221   UL5 Radio Delete -$126 201
L82 350ci, 230hp engine $595 5,069   U81 Dual Rear Speakers $31 36,650
MM4 4-Speed Manual Transmission $0.00 5,726   V54 Roof Panel Carrier $125 3,755
MX1 Automatic Transmission $0.00 34,838   YF5 California Emissions Certification $250 3,221
N90 Aluminum Wheels $407 34,128   ZN1 Trailer Package $105 796
QGB White Letter SBR Tires, P225/70R15 $62 26,208          
Total Production (all coupes): 40,614
**:  (Required for California)

Color Options
RPO Exterior Interior Production
10 White B-CL-DB-DS-O-R 7,780
13 Silver Metallic B-CL-DB-O-R 4,341
19 Black B-DS-O-R 7,250
28 Dark Blue Metallic B-DB-DS-O-R 4,135
47 Dark Brown Metallic B-DS-O 2,300
52 Yellow B-O 2,077
58 Dark Green Metallic B-DS-O 844
59 Frost Beige B-CL-DB-DS-R 3,070
50/74 Dark Claret Metallic B-CL-DS-O 3,451
83 Red B-DS-O-R 5,714
Abbreviations:  B=Black, C=Cloth, CL=Claret, DB=Dark Blue, DS=Doeskin, L=Leather, O=Oyster, R=Red

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production
12C 0/C 1,808
29C DB/C 1,040
59C DS/C 1,616
79C CL/L 1,338
122 O/L 7,104
192 B/L 6,776
292 DB/L 2,752
592 DS/L 7,310
722 R/L 7,184
792 CL/L 3,636

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. CD RT
Pub. Date   May 1980 1980
Engine   190 hp / 280 lb-ft. 190 hp / 280 lb-ft.
Transmission   4-spd. Man. 4-spd. Man.
0-30 mph (sec) NA 2.7 3.1
0-40 mph NA 4.0 NA
0-50 mph NA 5.8 NA
0-60 mph NA 7.6 9.2
0-70 mph NA 10.3 NA
0-80 mph NA 13.2 NA
0-90 mph NA 16.9 NA
0-100 mph NA 22.2 27.5
0-110 mph NA NA NA
0-120 mph NA NA NA
0-130 mph NA NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 15.9 / 88 17.0 / 82
Top Speed (mph) 130 123 NA
Braking (ft.) NA 190 (70 - 0 mph) 130 (60 - 0 mph)
268 (80 - 0 mph)
Lateral Accel. NA NA 0.790 g
CD = Car & Driver  RT = Road & Track