1992 COrvette

1992 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

Late in 1991, it was decided by General Motors that an all-new generation of Corvette would have to be put on hold until as late as 1998.  While the next generation of Corvette was originally anticipated to arrive in 1995, poor sales prevented General Motors from expending the budgets necessary to develop a new model.   Despite this economic downturn, GM did unveil a new concept car in January, 1992.

Read More: 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Research Center

1992 Corvette Specifications

1992 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1992 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): 1G1YY23P6N5100001 THRU 1G1YY23P6N5119977
1G1YZ23J6N5800001 THRU 1G1YZ23J6N5800502 (ZR-1)
VIN SUFFIX: ZAA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ZAC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ZUB: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 10153558: 350 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER
10125327: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER
HEAD NUMBER: 10128374: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER
10174390: 350 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER (RIGHT HAND)
10174389: 350 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER (LEFT HAND)
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.

1992 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine (Coupe/Convertible)

Engine: LT1 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Multi-Port Fuel Injection
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: 10.5:1
Horsepower: 300 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.0 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), 3.45:1 (Manual)

Engine (ZR-1)

Engine: LT5 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Multi-Port Fuel Injection (COUPE)
Cylinders: V8
Block Material:
Aluminum*
Displacement: 5.7 Litre/350 Cubic Inches
Bore & Stroke: 3.90 x 3.66 inches
Valvetrain: Double Overhead Cam
Cylinder Head Material: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower: 375 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Torque: 370 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Tuned-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 9.6 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 596.0 lbs
Transmission: 4 Speed Auto Transmission (Standard), 6 Speed Manual Transmission (Optional)
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.33:1 (Manual)

*The engine crankcase, cylinder case, cylinder heads is aluminum with cast-in nodular cast iron bearing inserts.

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: 1.33:1 (0.89 OD) REVERSE: 2.29:1
6th GEAR: 0.50:1
REVERSE: 2.50:1

1992 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Suspension Independent, unequal length upper and lower A-arms, transverse fiberglass leaf spring, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar.
Rear Suspension Independent, upper and lower trailing arms, lateral arms, tie rods, halfshafts, transverse fiberglass leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar.

Suspension (ZR-1)

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)

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

Wheels & Tires (ZR-1)

Front Tires Goodyear Eagle ZR, P275/40ZR-17
Rear Tires Goodyear Eagle ZR, P315/35ZR-17 ZR-1
Front Wheels 17 x 9.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Alloy
Front Wheels 17 x 11 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Alloy

Brakes (Coupe/Convertible)

Type ABS Power-Assist Vented Brakes
Front Brakes 12.0 Inches
Rear Brakes 12.0 Inches

Brakes (Coupe/Convertible)

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

1992 Corvette

1992 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Coupe Dimensions

1992 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions
Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
Wheelbase 96.2 Inches 96.2 Inches 96.2 Inches
Overall Length 178.5 Inches 178.5 Inches 178.5 Inches
Total Body Width 70.7 Inches 70.7 Inches 73.1 Inches
Overall Height 46.3 Inches 47.3 Inches 46.3 Inches
Front Track Width 57.7 Inches 57.7 Inches 56.7 Inches
Rear Track Width 59.1 Inches 59.1 Inches 60.6 Inches

Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
Headroom 36.4 Inches 36.5 Inches 36.4 Inches
Shoulder Room 54.1 Inches 54.1 Inches 54.0 Inches
Hip Room 49.3 Inches 49.3 Inches 49.3 Inches
Leg Room 42.6 Inches 42.6 Inches 42.6 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight – Automatic (LBS) 3,223 3,263 N/A
Curb Weight – Manual (LBS) 3,223 3,263 3,465
Cargo Volume (CU.FT) 17.9 Cubic Feet 17.9 Cubic Feet 12.6 Cubic Feet
Fuel Capacity (GALLONS/LITERS) 20.0/76.0 20.0/76.0 20.0/76.0
Engine Oil Capacity (QTS./LITERS) 4.5 4.5 9.6
Coolant Capacity (QTS./LITERS) 14.6 14.6 16.7
Coefficient of Drag 0.33 N/A N/A
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%) 51.5/48.5 N/A N/A

1992 Corvette

1992 Corvette Performance Results

Model:
LT1 Coupe
LT1 Conv
ZR-1 Coupe
Callaway
0-30 MPH:
1.9 Seconds
1.9 Seconds
2.1 Seconds
N/A
0-60 MPH:
5.6 Seconds
5.6 Seconds
4.9 Seconds
N/A
0-100 MPH:
12.6 Seconds
12.6 Seconds
10.3 Seconds
N/A
QUARTER MILE:
13.9 Seconds
13.9 Seconds
12.9 Seconds
N/A
TOP SPEED (MPH):
157
157
179
192

1992 Corvette