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1998 Corvette Production and Performance

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Model Year Highlights
  • The 1998 Corvette wins Motor Trend's "Car of the Year" award.

New for 1998

Exterior Colors:

  • Light Pewter Metallic
  • Medium Purple Pearl Metallic

Interior Colors:

  • Black
  • Light Oak
  • Light Gray
  • Firethorn Red

Wheels:

  • Five-spoke magnesium wheels manufactured by Speedline of Italy are optional. Bronze toned, these wheels have a 4mm greater offset.

Air Filter Montior:

  • A special monitor advises the driver when it's necessary to replace the air filter.

RPO
Option Code
Description Coupe
(Domestic)
% Convertible
(Domestic)
% Total (Including Exports) %
  TOTAL PRODUCTION-W/EXPORTS 19235 61.88 11849 38.12 31084 100
7OU TORCH RED EXTERIOR 5031 28.6 2995 27.0 8767 28.2
41U BLACK EXTERIOR 3746 21.3 2354 21.2 6597 21.2
13U BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC EXTERIOR 2835 16.1 1273 11.5 4637 14.9
1OU WHITE EXTERIOR 1941 11.0 1214 10.9 3346 10.8
11U PEWTER METALLIC EXTERIOR 1992 11.3 1133 10.2 3276 10.5
53U TOREADOR RED METALLIC EXTERIOR 982 5.6 513 4.6 1567 5.0
21U RADAR PURPLE METALLIC EXTERIOR 0 0.0 1111 10.0 1163 3.7
23U BRIGHT BLUE EXTERIOR 707 4.0 300 2.7 1098 3.5
95U MAJESTIC AMETHYST METALLIC EXTERIOR 215 1.2 146 1.3 381 1.2
87U FAIRWAY GREEN EXTERIOR 129 0.7 60 0.5 223 0.7
28U NAVY BLUE EXTERIOR 12 0.1 2 0.0 14 0.0
58U AZTEC GOLD METALLIC EXTERIOR 12 0.1 3 0.0 15 0.0
41T BLACK TOP 0 0.0 7990 72.0 8630 27.8
67T LIGHT OAK TOP 0 0.0 2308 20.8 2376 7.6
16T BRIGHT WHITE TOP 0 0.0 806 7.3 843 2.7
19I BLACK INTERIOR TRIM 9894 56.2 6648 59.9 18338 59.0
67I LIGHT OAK INTERIOR TRIM 2969 16.9 2720 24.5 5871 18.9
92I PEWTER INTERIOR TRIM 3914 22.2 1289 11.6 5450 17.5
94I FIRETHORN RED INTERIOR 825 4.7 447 4.0 1425 4.6
1SA PACKAGE OPTION 01 17588 99.9 1 0.0 19542 62.9
1SB PACKAGE OPTION 02 0 0.0 11077 99.8 11500 37.0
AAB MEMORY SEATS 12885 73.2 9320 83.9 24234 78.0
AG2 PASSENGER POWER SEAT 15672 89.0 10586 95.3 28575 91.9
AQ9 PASS & DRIVER RECLINING BKT SEATS 11617 66.0 8882 80.0 22675 72.9
AR9 PASS & DRIVER RECL BKT SEATS EUROPEAN STYLE 5985 34.0 2222 20.0 8409 27.1
B34 CARPETED INSERT FRONT FLOOR MATS 17295 98.3 10968 98.8 30592 98.4
B84 EXTERIOR B/S MOLDING 10154 57.7 5619 50.6 17070 54.9
C2L DUAL REMOVABLE ROOF PACKAGE 5496 31.2 0 0.0 5640 18.1
C00 ROADSIDE SERVICE DECAL INFORMATION 3167 18.0 1128 10.2 28665 92.2
CC3 REMOVABLE ROOF HATCH 6591 37.4 0 0.0 6957 22.4
CF7 REMOVABLE ROOF NON TRANSPARENT 5515 31.3 0 0.0 6638 21.4
F45 VARIABLE CHASSIS, REAL TIME DAMPING 4228 24.0 3184 28.7 8374 26.9
FE1 SOFT RIDE SUSPENSION 15063 85.6 9592 86.4 26835 86.3
FE3 SPORT RIDE SUSPENSION 2539 14.4 1512 13.6 4249 13.7
FE9 FEDERAL EMISSION CERTIFICATION 14174 80.5 8720 78.5 25272 81.3
G90 REAR AXLE RATIO 3.15 6810 38.7 4942 44.5 13416 43.2
G92 REAR AXLE RATIO PERFORMANCE 6810 38.7 4940 44.5 13331 42.9
GU2 REAR AXLE RATIO 2.73 6873 39.0 3512 31.6 10562 34.0
GU6 REAR AXLE RATIO 3.42 3919 22.3 2650 23.9 7106 22.9
JL4 ACTIVE BRAKE CONTROL 2312 13.1 2874 25.9 5356 17.2
M30 ELECTRONIC 4 SPD AUTO TRANS 13683 77.7 8454 76.1 23978 77.1
MM0 MANUAL 6 SPD BORG WARNER 3919 22.3 2650 23.9 7106 22.9
N73 SPORT CUSTOM WHEELS 155 0.9 78 0.7 1425 4.6
QD4 ALUM. WHEELS FRT 17x8.5, RR 18x9.5 17447 99.1 9915 89.3 28511 91.7
T96 FOG LAMPS 16420 93.3 10688 96.3 29310 94.3
CJ2 AIR COND. W/ AUTO TEMP CONTROL 14435 82.0 9976 89.8 26572 85.5
U1S MULTIPLE CD PLAYER 8729 49.6 6089 54.8 16513 53.1
UL0 AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE W/ AUTO REV. AND SEARCH 6882 39.1 4455 40.1 12871 41.4
UN0 AM/FM STEREO CASSETTE 10720 60.9 6649 59.9 18213 58.6
V49 LICENSE PLATE FRAME 9834 55.9 5783 52.1 16087 51.8
XGG FRT TIRE P245/45R17-89Y BW TL SBR HW4 EMT 17602 100.0 11103 100.0 30750 98.9
YGH REAR TIRE P275/40R18-94Y BW TL SBR HW4 EMT 17602 100.0 11103 100.0 30750 98.9
Z4Z INDY PACE CAR MERCH. PACK 0 0.0 1111 10.0 1163 3.7
Z51 PERFORMANCE HANDLING PACKAGE 2539 14.4 1512 13.6 4249 13.7

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. C&D
Pub. Date NA March 1998
Style NA Convertible
Transmission   6-speed manual
0-30 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-40 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-50 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-60 mph (sec.) 5.05 (auto.trans.)
4.72 (man.trans.)
5.1
0-70 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-80 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-90 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-100 mph (sec.) NA 11.6
0-110 mph (sec.) NA NA
0-120 mph (sec.) NA 16.8
0-130 mph (sec.) NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) 13.36 / 109.4 13.5 / 107
Top Speed (mph) 172 167
Braking (ft.) 125 (60 - 0 mph) 172 (70 - 0 mph)
Lateral Accel. 0.93g NA

References:

Car and Driver, March 1998, pg. 41-51


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