1988 COrvette

1988 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

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The arrival of the 1988 model year brought with it the 35th anniversary of the Chevy Corvette.  For General Motors as a whole, and especially for the teams of people responsible for the design and development of “America’s Sports Car”, this anniversary was significant not only because of the milestone it represented, but because the thirtieth anniversary of Corvette had passed with barely a whisper.

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1988 Corvette Specifications

1988 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1988 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): 1G1YY2182J5100001 THRU 1G1YY2182J5122789
VIN SUFFIX: ZMA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 240/245 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC
ZMC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 240/245 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL, ENGINE OIL COOLER
ZMD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 240/245 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC, ENGINE OIL COOLER
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 14093638: ALL
HEAD NUMBER: 10088113: ALL
Note: For Callaway Twin-Turbo, Chevrolet engine coding was replaced as follows: First two digits for year, next three digits for Callaway sequence, last four digits to match the last four digits of the vehicle identification number.

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1988 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension (Coupe/Convertible)

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

Suspension (Callaway Twin Turbo)

Front Suspension Independent, unequal–length control arms, plastic leaf springs, 3-position-cockpit-adjustable shock absorbers, anti-roll bar.
Rear Suspension Independent, fixed-length half shafts, 2 lateral links and 2 trailing links per side, plastic leaf spring, 3-position cockpit-adjustable shock absorbers, anti-roll bar.

Wheels & Tires (Coupe/Convertible/Callaway)

Front Tires P255 / 50VR16, P275 / 40ZR-17*
Rear Tires P255 / 50VR16, P275 / 40ZR-17*
Front Wheels Wheels: 16 x 8.5, 17 x 9.5*
Front Wheels Wheels: 16 x 8.5, 17 x 9.5*

*Denotes cars equipped with Z51/Z52 options and Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette

Brakes (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Brakes 11.5 Inch Rotors with ABS / 13.0 Inch (Z51)
Rear Brakes 11.5 Inch Rotors with ABS / 12.0 Inch (Z51)

Brakes (Callaway Twin Turbo)

Front Brakes 12.9 x 1.1 Inch Vented Discs with Vacuum Assisted ABS
Rear Brakes 11.9 x 0.8 Inch Vented Discs with Vacuum Assisted ABS

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1988 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

L98 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Tuned-Port Fuel Injection (COUPE)

Engine: L98 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Tuned-Port Fuel Injection (COUPE)
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: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 9.50:1
Horsepower: 240 HP @ 4,300 RPM
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Tuned-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.5 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 585.7lbs
Transmission: 4+3 Speed Manual / Turbo Hydra-Matic 700 R-4, 4-speed  Automatic
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.07:1 (Manual)

L98 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Tuned-Port Fuel Injection (COUPE w/3.07:1 AXLE & CONVERTIBLE)

Engine: L98 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Tuned-Port Fuel Injection (COUPE w/3.07:1 AXLE & CONVERTIBLE)
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: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 9.50:1
Horsepower: 245 HP @ 4,300 RPM
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Tuned-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.5 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 585.7lbs
Transmission: 4+3 Speed Manual / Turbo Hydra-Matic 700 R-4, 4-speed  Automatic
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.07:1 (Manual)

L98 5.7 OHV Turbo-Charged 350 V-8. Electronic Port Fuel Injection (CALLAWAY TWIN-TURBO)

Engine: L98 5.7 OHV Turbo-Charged 350 V-8. Electronic Port Fuel Injection (CALLAWAY TWIN-TURBO)
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: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 7.50:1
Horsepower: 382 HP @ 4,250 RPM
Torque: 562 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Elec. Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.5 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 585.7lbs
Transmission: 3.54:1 Limited Slip
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.07:1 (Manual)
Turbos 2 Rotomaster T04 Compac
Wastegate Integral
Max Boost Pressure 10.8psi

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1988 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Coupe Dimensions

1988 Corvette Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions (Coupe & Conv) Interior Dimensions (Coupe & Conv)
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 4.7 Inches

 

Exterior Dimensions (Callaway) Interior Dimensions (Callaway)
Wheelbase: 96.2 Inches Headroom: N/A
Overall Length: 179.0 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 4.3 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,330 (Coupe),3,279 (Convertible), 3,500 (Callaway)
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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1988 Corvette Performance Results

Performance Standard Callaway Twin Turbo
0-60 MPH: 5.6 Seconds 4.4 Seconds
0-100 MPH: 16.3 Seconds 10.5 Seconds
QUARTER MILE: 14.3 Seconds @ 95.0 12.9 Seconds @ 111.0
TOP SPEED: ~150 mph 191 MPH

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