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1993 Corvette Production and Performance

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Model Year Highlights
  • The two major highlights for 1993 include the 40th Anniversary package and a major increase in power for the ZR-1's LT5 engine.  The 40th Anniversary package included special Ruby Red Metallic paint, ruby red interior, special emblems, wheel center caps and power driver seat.
  • The ZR-1's LT5 engine received a horsepower increase from 375 to 405 and an increase in torque from 370 lb-ft to 385 lb-ft.  These increases were achieved by minor porting to the cylinder heads and valvetrain.  Other changes included an electric EGR valve for improved emissions, platinum tipped spark plugs, Mobil 1 synthetic oil and four bolt main bearing caps.  As a result, Car and Driver Magazine rated the 1993 ZR-1 to be the winner of the top speed category at 179 mph in their "10 Best" issue.
  • New for 1993 was a Passive Keyless Entry system (PKE) which was a first for any production vehicle sold by GM.  Upon approach, a battery operated key fob transmitter would disarm the security system, unlock the door and turn on the interior lights or lock them and arm the security system automatically when the key fob was brought within a certain distance to the car.  Coupes were equipped with an antenna in the driver's side door and rear deck where as convertibles had antennas in both doors.  The key fobs could be programmed to unlock only the driver side door or both the driver and passenger side door.
  • The 1993 wheel design was now a "machined" wheel giving a polished finish rather than the previous model year's gray paint coating.  Front wheel size for the base model decreased to 17 x 8.5 from 17 x 9.5 and the front size decreased from P275/40ZR-17 to P25545ZR-17.  RPO Z07 received 17 x 9.5 wheels and P275/40ZR17 tires both front and back
  • RPO Z07 was available with either automatic or manual transmissions and included RPO FX3, heavy duty suspension components and heavy duty brakes.
  • RPO ZR1 included RPOs AC1, AC3, AQ9, C68, D4L, FX3, UJ6, U1F, and LT5 as well as a specially laminated "solar ray" windshield in order to keep interior temperatures down.

Production Numbers
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
1YY07 Base Coupe $34,595 15,898   C68 Electronic Air Conditioning $205 19,550
1YY67 Base Convertible $41,195 5,692   FX3 Selective Ride and Handling Pkg. $1,695 5,740
AC1 Power Passenger Seat $305 18,067   G92 Performance Axle Ratio $50 2,630
AC3 Power Driver Seat $305 20,626   MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission $0.00 5,330
AQ9 Leather Sport Seats $1,100 11,267   NN5 California Emission Requirements $100.00 2,401
AQ9 White Leather Sport Seats $1,180 622   UJ6 Low Tire Pressure Warning System $325 3,353
AR9 Base Leather Seats $475 8,509   UU8 Delco Bose Stereo System $823 2,685
AR9 White Base Leather Seats $555 766   U1F Delco Bose Stereo System w/ CD $1,219 16,794
CC2 Auxiliary Hardtop (convert.) $1,995 976   V56 Luggage Rack (convert.) $140 765
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels $950 4,204   Z07 Adjustable Susp. Pkg. (coupe only) $2,045 824
24S Removable Roof Panel, blue tint $650 6,203   Z25 40th Anniversary Pkg. $1,455 6,749
64S Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint $650 4,288   ZR1 Special Performance Pkg. $31,683 448

Other Production Options
RPO Description   RPO Description
AJ3 Front Seat Inflatable Restraint System   JL9 Antilock Front and Rear Disc Brakes
AU3 Power Door Lock System   J55 Heavy Duty Brakes
CC3 Removable Plastic Roof Panel   K05 Engine Block Heater (Canada Export only)
CF7 Removable Roof Panel (Solid Body Color)   KW2 124-Amp Generator
C49 Electronic Rear Window Defogger   LT1 8-Cyl., V8, 5.7L (Vin P) Engine
C60 Manual Air Conditioning Controls   LT5 8-Cyl., V8, 5.7L (Vin J) Engine
DC7 Electronic LH & RH Outside Mirrors   MD8 4-Spd. 4L60 Automatic Transmission
DC8 Electronic LH & RH Outside Mirrors   NA5 Federal Emission systems
DL8 LH/RH Heated Sport Mirrors   NK4 Sport Leather Steering Wheel
D3X Speedometer Driven Gear (25513049)   QA1 Wheel, 17 x 9.5, Aluminum
D4L Speedometer Driven Gear (25513050)   QA2 Wheels, 17 x 9.5 (Front)
17 x 11 (Rear), Aluminum
D7B Speedometer Driven Gear (25513043)   T61 Daytime Running Lights
D7C Speedometer Driven Gear (25513045)   UM6 Bose Stereo w/ CD & Cassette, Seek/Scan, Clock, ETR Radio
D8E Vehicle Speed Sensor (10456021)   UXO Dual Floor Sill & Extended Range Speaker System
D8F Vehicle Speed Sensor (10456022)   U19 Miles & Kilometers Dash Cluster
D8H Vehicle Speed Sensor (10456039)   U52 Electronic Instrument Cluster
FE1 Soft Ride Suspension   U75 Power Antenna
FE7 Heavy Duty Suspension   XAU Front Tire, P275/40ZR17
GM1 2.59 Rear Axle Ratio   YAU Rear Tire, P275/40ZR17
GM3 3.45 Rear Axle Ratio (8.5 in. Ring Gear)   YBE Rear Tire, P315/35ZR17
GU2 2.73 Rear Axle Ratio      
G44 3.07 Rear Axle Ratio      
Production:  Coupes: 14,604  Convertibles:  5,875  Total:  20,479

Color Options
RPO Exterior Interior Soft Top Production
10U White BK-LB-LG-R-W BG-BK-W 3,031
41U Black BK-LB-LG-R-W BG-BK-W 2,684
43U Bright Aqua Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 1,305
45U Polo Green II Metallic BK-LB-W BG-BK-W 2,189
53U Competition Yellow BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 517
68U Ruby Red RR RR 6,749
70U Torch Red BK-LB-LG-R-W BG-BK-W 3,172
73U Black Rose Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 935
75U Dark Red Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 325
80U Quasar Blue Metallic BK-LB-LG-W BG-BK-W 683
Abbreviations:  B=Blue, BG=Beige, BK=Black, BR=Bronze, C=Cloth, L=Leather, LB=Light Beige, LG=Light Gray, R=Red, W=White

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production
9C BK/C NA
103 W/L NA
143 LG/L NA
193 BK/L NA
643 LB/L NA
703 R/L NA
793 RR/L 6,794
Note:  9,186 black interiors were sold; cloth vs. leather totals are unavailable.

Convertible Top Codes
RPO Color Production
NA BK 1,719
NA LB 818
NA RR* 2,179
NA W 996
As per the Corvette Black Book by Michael Antonick, the total exceeds the production number by 20.

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec.
Pub. Date NA
Transmission 6-spd. Manual
0-30 mph (sec.) NA
0-40 mph (sec.) NA
0-50 mph (sec.) NA
0-60 mph (sec.) 5.6
0-70 mph (sec.) NA
0-80 mph (sec.) NA
0-90 mph (sec.) NA
0-100 mph (sec.) NA
0-110 mph (sec.) NA
0-120 mph (sec.) NA
0-130 mph (sec.) NA
0-140 mph (sec.) NA
0-150 mph (sec.) NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) 14.0 / 101.7
Top Speed (mph) NA
Braking (ft.) 116 ft. (60-0 mph)
Lateral Accel. (G) 0.93

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