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    1999 Corvette Specifications

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    All specifications are preliminary and subject to change. Chevrolet Motor Division, June 1998.

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    Mileage/Performance | Trailering Information | Wheels & Tires

    Model Availability
    Corvette hardtop, Corvette coupe, Corvette convertible
    EPA vehicle class Two Seaters
    Assembly Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Dimensions & capacities (inches/millimeters, unless otherwise noted)
    Exterior Dimensions
    Wheelbase
    104.5/2655.5
    Length (overall)
    179.7/4565.6
    Width (overall without mirrors)
    73.6 /1869.6
    Height (overall)
    47.8/1214.1 (coupe)
    47.7/1211.5 (convertible)
    47.9/1216.7 (hardtop)
    Tread -- front
    62.0/1575.6
    Tread -- rear
    62.1/1575.6
    Interior Front Dimensions
    Headroom
    coupe - 37.9/955.0
    convertible - 37.6/955.0
    hardtop - 37.8/959.5
    Legroom
    42.7/1085.8
    Shoulder room
    55.3/1405.4
    Hip room
    54.2/1377.8
    Capacities
    Passenger capacity
    2
    Passenger index (cu.
    ft./liters)
    coupe - 51.4/1459.4
    convertible - not applicable
    hardtop - 51.7/1467.9
    Cargo capacity (cu.
    ft./liters)
    coupe - 24.8/704.1
    convertible - 13.9/394.7 (top up) 11.2/318.0 (top down)
    hardtop - 13.3/377.6
    Fuel capacity
    (gal./liters approx.)
    19.1/75.7
    Curb weight
    (lbs./kg, est.)
    coupe (with manual) - 3230/1465
    coupe (with auto) - 3253/1476
    convertible (with manual)- 3231/1466
    convertible (with auto)- 3254/1476
    hardtop (manual only) - 3174/1440
    Engine oil
    (quarts/liters)
    6.0/5.6 (with filter)
    Engine coolant
    (quarts/liters)
    11.5/10.9 (11.8/11.2 with manual transmission)
    Steering
    Type
    Power-assisted, speed-sensitive, magnetic variable-effort power rack and steering
    Ratio (overall)
    16.1:1
    Turns stop-to-stop
    2.32
    Turning diameter
    curb-to-curb (ft./m)
    40.0/12.2
    Turning diameter
    wall-to-wall
    (ft./m)
    41.3/12.6

    Brakes
    Type
    Power-assisted, four-wheel vented disc with 4-wheel ABS
      U. S. STANDARD METRIC
    Gross lining,
    front/rear
    (without grooves)
    22.6/8.7 sq. in. 145.8/56.1 sq. cm.
    Effective area,
    front/rear
    22.3/8.7 sq. in. 144/56 sq. cm.
    Disc rotor diameter
    x thickness, front
    12.6 x 1.26 in. 302.3 x 1981.2mm
    Disc rotor diameter
    x thickness, rear
    11.8 x 1.0 in. 302.3 x 1981.2mm
    Total swept area,
    front/rear
    263/158 sq. in. 1696/1018.0 sq. cm.

    Engines
    Type
    5.7 Liter (LS1) V8 SFI
    Block
    Cast aluminum
    Cylinder head
    Cast aluminum
    Valve configuration
    Overhead (OHV) intake manifold
    Hydraulic lifters
    Yes/Roller
    Bore & stroke (in.)
    3.90 x 3.62
    (mm)
    99.0 x 92.0
    Cam drive
    Chain
    Redline (rpm)
    6000
    Displacement
    (liters/CID)
    5.67/346
    Compression ratio
    10.1:1
    Fuel induction
    Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI)
    Horsepower/kW @
    engine rpm
    345 @ 5600/257 kW @ 5600
    Torque/N-m (lb.-ft.)
    350 @ 4400/475 N-m @ 4400
    Exhaust system
    Aluminized stainless steel
    Tailpipe(s)
    4, rear center exit
    Ignition system
    Coil near plug
    Alternator
    (amps)
    50 at idle; 120 maximum
    Battery (SAE capacity
    rating,cca)
    600
    Recommend fuel
    Premium unleaded

    Transmissions
    Model Corvette hardtop Corvette coupe/
    Corvette convertible
    Corvette coupe/
    Corvette convertible
    Transmission
    6-speed manual (std.) 4-speed elec. automatic
    with overdrive (std.)
    6-Speed Manual (opt.)
    Layout
    RWD, mounted ahead
    of rear axle
    RWD, mounted ahead
    of rear axle
    RWD, mounted ahead
    of rear axle
    Gear ratios:
    1st
    2.66 3.06 2.66
    2nd
    1.78 1.63 1.78
    3rd
    1.30 1.00 1.30
    4th
    1.00 0.70 1.00
    5th
    0.74 - 0.74
    6th
    0.50 - 0.50
    Reverse
    2.90 1.91 1.91
    Final-drive ratio 3.42 2.731 3.42
    1 3.15 with optional Performance Ratio.

    Chassis
    Structure/frame
    Integral perimeter frame with center backbone/all-welded steel body frame construction
    Body material
    Fiberglass-reinforced plastic
    Suspension -- Front
    Type
    Independent SLA forged aluminum upper and pressure-cast aluminum lower control arms; forged-aluminum steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer bar, spindle offset
    Stabilizer bar
    design/diameter (mm)
    Link/23.0 (25.4 with hardtop and optional Z51 Handling Package)
    Suspension -- Rear
    Type
    Independent 5-link design with toe and camber adjustment, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf spring, steel stabilizer bar and tie rods, tubular u-jointed metal matrix composite driveshafts
    Stabilizer bar design
    type/diameter(mm)
    Ball joint link/19.1 (27.1 with hardtop and optional Z51 Handling Package)

    Mileage/Performance*
    Model Corvette Coupe, Corvette Convertible, Corvette Hardtop
    Transmission Type 4-speed automatic 6-speed manual
    Mileage: mpg litres/100 km mpg litres/100 km
    City
    17 13.8 18 13.1
    Highway
    25 9.4 28 8.4
    Combined
    20 11.8 21 11.2
    Estimated cruising range: mi. km mi. km
    City
    325 523 344 553
    Highway
    478 769 544 875
    Combined Engineering
    382 615 401 645
    *Based on 1999 GM engineering fuel economy estimates. 1999 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. The 1999 Corvette hardtop, coupe and convertible EPA estimates are projected to be the same.

    Trailering Information
    NOTE: Corvette models are not rated for trailering.
    Coefficient of Drag
    Coupe .29
    Convertible .34
    Hardtop .31
    Wheels & Tires
    Model Corvette Coupe, Corvette Convertible, Corvette Hardtop
    Wheel type
    Cast-aluminum 5-spoke (standard)
    Magnesium 5-spoke (optional on coupe and convertible)
    Wheel size
    -front
    17" x 8.5"
    -rear
    18" x 9.5"
    Tire type
    Extended Mobility (EMT) Goodyear Eagle F1 high performance
    Tire size
    -front
    P245/45ZR-17
    -rear
    P275/40ZR-18
    Spare size
    Not applicable

    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
    11U Light Pewter Metallic N1248 5377 B9810 28019 54690 - GMA98:11 382E
    13U Sebring Silver Metallic S057 3822 D8590 21787 35369 - GMA35:13S 9021
    23U Nassau Blue Metallic L3182 5215 B9773 27001 54111 - GMA97:23 348D
    28U Navy Blue Metallic L3325 5381 B9808 - 54695 - GMA98:28 352E
    41U Black K090 9700 F02H 13572 33756 3069 GMA78:19 8555
    70U Torch Red R311 4230 B9008 20002 42027 - GMA91:70 9075
    86U Red Pearl tri-coat L2161/62 4999/00 B9542/49 - 50245/49762 - GMA95:86 127B
    86U Red Tint tri-coat L2382/83 5402/03 B9803/04 - 54703/49762 - GMA98:86 379E

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