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1997 Corvette Specifications

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Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.) 104.5
Track Frt/Rear (in.) 62.0 / 62.1
Length (in.) 179.7
Width (in.) 73.6
Height (in.) 47.7
Frontal Area (in.) NA
Ground Clearance (in.) (minimum) 3.7
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,229 (auto.trans.)
3,218 (man.trans.)
Weight-to-power ratio (lbs:hp) 9.4:1 (auto.trans.)
9.3:1 (man.trans.)
Coefficient of Drag 0.29
Weight Dist. F/R (%) 51.4 / 48.61
Coolant Capacity (qt.) 11.4
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 19.1
Oil Capacity (qt.) (w/ filter) 6.5

Engine Specifications
Type Overhead valve, pushrod V8, cast aluminum block and heads, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore 3.90 in.
Stroke 3.62 in.
Displacement 5.68 Liters
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Horsepower 345 bhp @ 5600 rpm
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Redline (RPM) 6,000
Induction System Sequential Fuel Injection
Valvetrain Hydraulic roller lifters

Miscellaneous
Brakes
Type 4-wheel, Bosch Anti-Lock Brakes
Front Rotors (diam. x thickness)(mm) 325 x 32
Rear Rotors (diam. x thickness)(mm) 305 x 26
Tires / Wheels
Tire Type Goodyear EMT
Front Tires P245/40ZR-17
Rear Tires P275/40ZR-18
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in.) 17 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Size(in.) 18 x 9.5

Transmission
  Automatic Manual
Type 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Borg-Warner
Gear Ratios    
1st 3.06 2.66
2nd 1.630 1.78
3rd 1.00 1.30
4th 0.7 1.00
5th NA 0.74
6th NA 0.50
Reverse 2.29 2.90
Axle Ratio 2.73 (3.15 opt.) 3.42
Final Drive Ratio 1.91 (2.21 opt.) 1.71

Paint Codes
RPO Code Color Valspar Code PPG Code DuPont Code RM Code SW Code MS Code Azko Code WA Code
10U Arctic White W243 4185 B8949 19005 40911 - GMA89:10 9567
13U Sebring Silver Metallic S057 3822 D8590 21787 35369 - GMA35:13S 9021
23U Nassau Blue Metallic L3182 5215 B9773 27001 54111 - GMA97:23 348D
41U Black K090 9700 F02H 13572 33756 3069 GMA78:19 8555
53U Light Carmine Red Metallic R2127 5219 B9723 27005 52974 - GMA97:53 307D
70U Torch Red R311 4230 B9008 20002 42027 - GMA91:70 9075
87U Fairway Green Metallic G1992 5250 B9729 27000 53516 - GMA97:87 309D

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