1985 COrvette

1985 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

While there were few who questioned the technological superiority of the 1984 C4 over earlier generations of Corvette, it’s lack of robust horsepower and outright performance left many questioning this new version of America’s most beloved sports car.  Chevrolet listened to the criticisms and quickly began to revamp the Corvette platform to become a more competitive contender.

Read More: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Research Center

1985 Corvette Specifications

1985 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1985 Chevrolet Corvette
BODY STYLE: Two-door Coupe/Hatchback, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: Bowling Green, Kentucky
CONSTRUCTION: Fiberglass body, unibody construction with partial, front frame including both steel and stainless steel components.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN):
1G1YY0787F5100001 THRU 1G1YY0787F5139729
VIN SUFFIX: ZDF: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, AUTO
ZJB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, MANUAL
ZJC: EXPORT
ZJJ: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, AUTO, ENGINE OIL COOLER
ZFJ: 350 CUBIC INCH, 205 HP, MANUAL, ENGINE OIL COOLER
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 14010207: ALL
HEAD NUMBER: 462624: ALL

1985 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine: L98 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. 
Cylinders: V8
Block Material:
Cast Iron Alloy
Displacement: 5.7 Litre/350 Cubic Inches
Bore & Stroke: 4.00 x 3.48 inches
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
Cylinder Head Material: Cast Iron Alloy
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 9.00:1
Horsepower: 230 HP @ 4,000 RPM
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Tuned-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.0 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 585.7 lbs
Transmission: 4+3 Speed Manual (4 Speed Manual with Overdrive in 3rd and 4th), 4-Speed Automatic
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.73:1 (Automatic), 3.07:1 (Manual)

1985 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension (Coupe)

Front Suspension Single fiberglass composite mono-leaf transverse spring with unequal-length aluminum control arms and stabilizer bar.
Rear Suspension Fully independent five-link system with transverse fiberglass single-leaf springs, aluminum upper/lower trailing links and strut-rod tie-rod assembly

Wheels & Tires (Coupe)

Front Tires P255 / 50VR16
Rear Tires P255 / 50VR16
Front Wheels Wheels: 16 x 8
Front Wheels Wheels: 16 x 8

Brakes (Coupe)

Front Brakes Power Disc Brakes
Rear Brakes Power Disc Brakes

1985 Corvette Performance Results

Performance Results
0-30 MPH: 2.4 Seconds
0-60 MPH: 5.7 Seconds
0-100 MPH: 22.3 Seconds
QUARTER MILE: 14.1 Seconds @ 97.0 mph
TOP SPEED: 150 MPH
1985 Corvette

1985 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Coupe Dimensions

1985 Corvette Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions (Coupe) Interior Dimensions (Coupe)
Wheelbase: 96.2 Inches Headroom: N/A
Overall Length: 176.5 Inches Shoulder Room: N/A
Total Body Width: 71.0 Inches Hip Room: N/A
Overall Height: 46.7 Inches Leg Room: N/A
Front Track Width: 59.6 Inches
Rear Track Width: 60.4 Inches
Min. Ground Clearance 4.5 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,020
Interior Passenger Volume (cu. ft) 8.4
Interior Trunk Volume (cu. ft) 24 (approximately)
Fuel Capacity (gallons): 20.0
Coolant capacity without heater (qts.) 21.6
Battery: 12 Volt, 3,500 Watts
Generator Output: 14-22 Amps