1986 COrvette

1986 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

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1986 Corvette Specifications

1986 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):
1G1YY0789G5100001 THRU 1G1YY0789G5127794 (coupe)
1G1YY6789G5900001 THRU 1G1YY6789G5907315 (convertible)
VIN SUFFIX: DKF: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, IRON HEADS, AUTOMATIC, OIL COOLER
DKC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, IRON HEADS, AUTOMATIC
DKH: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, IRON HEADS, AUTOMATIC, EXPORT
DKD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, IRON HEADS, MANUAL, OIL COOLER
DKB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 230 HP, IRON HEADS, MANUAL
ZJS: 350 CUBIC INCH, 235 HP, ALUMINUM HEADS, AUTO, OIL COOLER
ZJH: 350 CUBIC INCH, 235 HP, ALUMINUM HEADS, AUTOMATIC
ZKD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 235 HP, ALUMINUM HEADS, AUTOMATIC, EXPORT
ZJW: 350 CUBIC INCH, 235 HP, ALUMINUM HEADS, MANUAL, OIL COOLER
ZKA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 235 HPR, ALUMINUM HEADS, MANUAL
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 14088548: ALL
HEAD NUMBER: 462624: IRON HEADS, 14101128: ALUMINUM HEADS

1986 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)

1986 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

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1986 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

Convertible 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) 3,101 (Coupe), 3,279 (Convertible)
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

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1986 Corvette Performance Results

Performance Results
0-30 MPH: 2.4 Seconds
0-60 MPH: 5.8 Seconds
0-100 MPH: 14.4 Seconds @ 96.0 mph
QUARTER MILE: N/A
TOP SPEED: 150 mph

1985 Corvette