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1996 Corvette Grand Sport Production and Specifications

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Model Year Highlights
  • The Grand Sport option (RPO Z16) included the LT4 engine, which was only available with the 6-speed manual transmission, special Admiral Blue paint with white racing stripe down the center of the car and two red hashmarks over the left front fender commemorating the 1963 Grand Sport Corvettes.  Unique Grand Sport badging was placed on each side of the hood above the side "gill" panels.
  • Grand Sport Coupes were equipped with P275/40ZR-17 tires in front and P315/35ZR-17 tires in the rear.  Grand Sport Convertibles were equipped with P255/45ZR-17 tires in front and P285/40ZR-17 tires in the rear.  Coupes came equipped with molded fender flares above the rear wheel arches while the convertibles did not.  Grand Sport Wheels were the same as the 1994-1995 ZR-1's 5 spoke wheels except painted with a glossy black finish.  Special gloss black finished front brake calipers with the "Corvette" name in bright aluminum were also part of the Grand Sport option as well.
  • Interior color choices for the Grand Sport were limited to all black, or a Torch Red and Black combination.  The "Grand Sport" name is embroidered on the seat headrests.
  • All Grand Sport equipped Corvettes came with their own Vehicle Identification Number as described above.

Production Numbers
  Coupe   Convertible
RPO Description Price Black Int. Red/Black Int. Total   Price Black Int. Red/Black Int. Total
1YY07 Base Coupe $37,225 NA NA NA   $45,060 NA NA NA
FE1 Base Suspension NA 197 40 237   NA 61 11 72
F45 Selective Real Time Dampening $3,250 206 91 297   $3,250 76 42 118
U1F Compact Disc, Delco Bose Stereo $396 566 133 699   $396 128 51 179
WY5 Extended Mobility Tires $70 0 0 0   $70 76 42 118
Z16 Grand Sport Coupe $3,250 593 217 810   $2,880 137 53 190
Z49 Canadian Export Option NA 12 0 12   NA 1 0 1
Z51 Performance Handling Pkg. $350 190 86 276   $350 0 0 0
Total Production: Coupes:  810   Convertibles:  190

VIN Tag Information
1G1YY2251T5600001 - 1G1YY2251T5601000
Digit Definition
1st Nation of Origin:  1 = U.S.
2nd Manufacturer:  G = GM
3rd Make and Type:  1 = Chevrolet Passenger
4th Carline:  Y = Corvette
5th Carline/Series:  Y = Corvette
6th Body Type:  2 = Coupe Hatchback, 3 = Convertible
7th Restraint Code:  2 = Active, manual w/ driver and passenger inflatable restraints.
8th Engine:  5 = LT4
9th Check digit to verify VIN correctly recorded.
10th Model Year:  T = 1996
11th Assembly Plant:  5 = Bowling Green, KY
Last 6 digits Production Number starting with 600001 and up.

Color Options
RPO Exterior Interior Soft Top Production
28U Admiral Blue Metallic BK-R/BK W 1,000
Abbreviations:  BK=Black, L=Leather, R=Red, W=White

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Coupes Convert. Total
195 Black 593 137 730
705 Red with Black 217 53 270

Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.) 96.2
Track Frt/Rear (in) 57.7 / 59.1
Length (in.) 178.5
Width (in.) 70.7
Height (in.) 46.3
Ground Clearance (in.) (minimum) 4.2
Curb Weight (lbs) 3350
Weight/Power (lbs/bhp) NA
Coefficient of Drag 0.31
Weight Dist. F/R (%) 52.1/47.9
Coolant Capacity (qt.) 17.8
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 20.0
Oil Capacity (qt.) 5.5

Engine Specifications
RPO LT4
Type Overhead valve, pushrod V8, 2 valves/cylinder, cast iron block, aluminum heads
Bore 4.00 in
Stroke 3.48 in
Displacement 5.7L / 350 ci.
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Horsepower 330 bhp @ 5800 rpm
Torque 340 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Bhp/Liter 57.6
Redline (RPM) 6300
Induction System Bosch Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection

Miscellaneous
Brakes
Type ABS Power-assist vented discs
Front Rotors (diam) 13.0 x 1.1 in.
Rear Rotors (diam) 12.0 x 0.8 in.
Wheels and Tires
Wheel Type 5-bolt, cast alloy
Wheel Size (Front) 17 x 9.5 (coupe)
17 x 8.5 (convert.)
Wheel Size (Rear) 17 x 11 (coupe)
17 x 9.5 (convert.)
Tire Make Goodyear Eagle GS-C
Tire Size (Front) P275/40ZR-17 (coupe)
P255/45ZR17 (convert.)
Tire Size (Rear) P315/35ZR-17 (coupe)
P285/40ZR17 (convert.)

Transmission
Type 6-Spd. Manual ZF
Gear Ratios
1st 2.64:1
2nd 1.78:1
3rd 1.30:1
4th 1.00:1
5th 0.74:1
6th 0.49:1
Reverse NA
Rear Axle Ratio 3.45:1

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. CD RT
Pub. Date   Jan. 1996 Feb. 1996
0-30 mph (sec) NA 2.1 2.2
0-40 mph (sec) NA 2.9 3.0
0-50 mph (sec) NA 4.0 4.0
0-60 mph (sec) NA 5.1 5.2
0-70 mph (sec) NA 6.5 6.6
0-80 mph (sec) NA 8.3 8.3
0-90 mph (sec) NA 10.3 10.2
0-100 mph (sec) NA 12.7 12.4
0-110 mph (sec) NA 15.7 NA
0-120 mph (sec) NA 19.2 NA
0-130 mph (sec) NA 23.7 NA
0-140 mph (sec) NA 32.3 NA
0-150 mph (sec) NA 46.0 NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 13.7 @ 104 mph 13.7 @ 105.1 mph
Top Speed NA 168 mph 165 mph (est.)
Braking (ft.) NA 164 (70 - 0 mph) 121 (60 - 0 mph)
218 (80 - 0 mph)
Lateral Accel. NA 0.89 G 0.88 G
CD: Car and Driver  RT: Road and Track

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