1989 COrvette

1989 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

Since its introduction in 1984, the C4 had undeniably evolved into a sports car that could hold its own as a contender amongst some of the staunchest sports car competitors from around the world.
With each passing model year, ongoing modifications to the engine, drive train, suspension, and steering had transformed the C4 Corvette from a car that was recognized more for its handling than its performance into a machine that had successfully mated technology and horsepower.

Read More: 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Research Center

1989 Corvette Specifications

1989 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1989 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, perimeter, rail frame including both steel and stainless steel components.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN): 1G1YY2186K5100001 THRU1G1YY2186K5126328
VIN SUFFIX: ZRA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 240/245 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL, ENGINE OIL COOLER
ZRB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 240/245 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC
ZRC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 240/245 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC, ENGINE OIL COOLER
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 14093638: ALL
HEAD NUMBER: 10088113: ALL

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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1989 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine

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: 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 Speed Auto Transmission (Standard), 6 Speed Manual Transmission (Optional)
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.33:1 (Manual)

Transmission

6 SPEED MANUAL GEAR RATIOS  4 SPEED AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS
1st GEAR: 2.68:1 1st GEAR: 3.06:1
2nd GEAR: 1.80:1 2nd GEAR: 1.63:1
3rd GEAR: 1.31:1 3rd GEAR: 1.00:1
4th GEAR: 1.00:1 4th GEAR: 0.70:1
5th GEAR: 0.75:1 REVERSE:
6th GEAR: 0.50:1
REVERSE: 2.50:1

1989 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Suspension Single fiberglass composite monoleaf 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/Convertible/Callaway)

Front Tires Goodyear Eagle ZR, P275/40ZR-17
Rear Tires Goodyear Eagle ZR, P275/40ZR-17
Front Wheels 17 x 9.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Alloy
Front Wheels 17 x 9.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Alloy

Brakes (Coupe/Convertible)

Type ABS Power-Assist Vented Brakes
Front Brakes 11.5 Inches (13.0 Inches – RPO Z51)
Rear Brakes 11.5 Inches (13.0 Inches – RPO Z51)

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1989 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Coupe Dimensions

1989 Corvette Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions
Model L98 Coupe L98 Convertible
Wheelbase 96.2 Inches 96.2 Inches
Overall Length 176.5 Inches 176.5 Inches
Total Body Width 71.0 Inches 71.0 Inches
Overall Height 46.7 Inches 46.7 Inches
Front Track Width 59.6 Inches 59.6 Inches
Rear Track Width 60.4 Inches 60.4 Inches

Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Model L98 Coupe L98 Convertible
Headroom 36.4 Inches 36.5 Inches
Shoulder Room 54.1 Inches 54.1 Inches
Hip Room 49.3 Inches 49.3 Inches
Leg Room 42.6 Inches 42.6 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Model L98 Coupe L98 Convertible
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight – Automatic (LBS) 3,330 N/A
Curb Weight – Manual (LBS) 3,223 3,263
Cargo Volume (CU.FT) 11.2 (Rear Seat Up), 18.1 (Rear Seat Down) 11.2 (Rear Seat Up), 18.1 (Rear Seat Down)
Fuel Capacity (GALLONS/LITERS) 20.0/76.0 20.0/76.0
Engine Oil Capacity (QTS./LITERS) 4.5 4.5
Coolant Capacity (QTS./LITERS) 14.6 14.6
Coefficient of Drag 0.33 N/A
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%) 51/49 50.2/49.8

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1989 Corvette Performance Results

Performance L98
0-60 MPH: 5.4 Seconds
0-100 MPH: 14.42 Seconds
QUARTER MILE:
TOP SPEED: