1996 COrvette

1996 Corvette Performance & Specifications

Powertrain, Steering, Brakes, Dimensions, & Suspension

The 1996 model year would mark the final year of both the C4 and the Generation II small-block engine that powered it.  As such, Chevrolet was prepared to commemorate its departure by offering two special edition Corvettes, both of which would feature an upgraded version of the LT1 power plant.  Denoted as the LT4, the 330-horsepower engine would be showcased in both the Collectors Edition Corvette and a limited-edition Grand Sport Corvette.

Read More: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Research Center

1996 Corvette Specifications

1996 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette
BODY STYLE: Two-door Coupe/Hatchback, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: Bowling Green, Kentucky
CONSTRUCTION: Integral Perimeter Frame – Birdcage Forms Strong Unitized Body Structure. Aerodynamically shaped body with deeply angled windshield (64 deg.). All major body panels SMC reinforced composite with moled-in coating. Single lift off roof panel (Coupe) effective pass; compartment insulation, tinted glass all around. “Unibase” paint process, final clear coat finish.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN): 1G1YY2257T5100001 – 1G1YY2257T5120536 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
1G1YY2251T5600001 – 1G1YY2251T5601000 (Grand Sport)
VIN SUFFIX: ZXA: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, LT1
ZXD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 330 HORSEPOWER, LT4
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 10125327: LT1 and LT4
HEAD NUMBER: 10207643: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS
10239902: 350 CUBIC INCH, 330 HP, MANUAL TRANS, EARLY PRODUCTION
12551561: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HP, AUTOMATIC TRANS, LATE PRODUCTION
12555690: 350 CUBIC INCH, 330 HP, MANUAL TRANS

1996 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine (Coupe/Convertible)

Engine: LT1 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Sequential-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: 10.4:1
Horsepower: 300 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Torque: 335 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Sequential-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.0 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 576.4 lbs (Auto)
Transmission: 4 Speed Auto Transmission (Standard), 6 Speed Manual Transmission (Optional)
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.45:1 (Manual)
EST. MPG (City/Hwy): 17/27 (Manual), 17/24 (Auto)
Max Engine RPM 5,700

Engine (Grand Sport – Z16)

Engine: LT5 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Cylinders: V8
Block Material:
Aluminum Alloy
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: 10.8:1
Horsepower: 330 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.0 Quarts (Crankcase)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 753.6 lbs (Manual)
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Transmission
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.33:1 (Manual)
EST. MPG (City/Hwy): 16/27 MPG
Max Engine RPM 6,300

Transmission

6 SPEED MANUAL GEAR RATIOS  4 SPEED AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS
1st GEAR: 2.64:1 1st GEAR: 3.06:1
2nd GEAR: 1.78:1 2nd GEAR: 1.63:1
3rd GEAR: 1.30:1 3rd GEAR: 1.00:1
4th GEAR: 1.00:1 4th GEAR: 0.70:1
5th GEAR: 0.74:1 REVERSE: 2.29:1
6th GEAR: 0.49:1

1996 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Suspension Independent, SLA forged aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer, spindle offset.
Rear Suspension Independent 5-link design with tow and camber adjustment, forged aluminum control links and knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring, steel tie rods and stabilizer, tubular U-jointed aluminum driveshafts.

Suspension (Grand Sport)

Front Suspension Independent, SLA forged aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer, spindle offset
Rear Suspension Independent 5-link design with tow and camber adjustment, forged aluminum control links and knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring, steele tie rods and stabilizer, tubular U-jointed aluminum driveshafts

Wheels & Tires (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Tires Goodyear Eagle GSC, P255/45ZR-17
Rear Tires Goodyear Eagle GSC, P285/40ZR-17
Front Wheels 17 x 8.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Aluminum
Front Wheels 17 x 9.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Aluminum

Wheels & Tires (Grand Sport)

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

Brakes (Coupe/Convertible)

Type ABS Power-Assist Vented Brakes
Front Brakes 13.0 Inches
Rear Brakes 12.0 Inches

Brakes (Grand Sport)

Type ABS Power-Assist Vented Brakes
Front Brakes 13.0 Inches
Rear Brakes 12.0 Inches

1996 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Coupe Dimensions

1996 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

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

Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Model Coupe Convertible
Headroom 36.4 Inches 37.0 Inches
Shoulder Room 53.9 Inches 53.9 Inches
Hip Room 50.8 Inches 49.3 Inches
Leg Room 42.0 Inches 42.0 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Model Coupe Convertible
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight – Automatic (LBS) 3,307 3,362
Curb Weight – Manual (LBS) N/A N/A
Cargo Volume (CU.FT) 12.6 Cubic Feet 6.6 Cubic Feet
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) 9.39 9.61
Coefficient of Drag N/A N/A
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%) N/A N/A

1996 Corvette Performance Results

Model LT1 Coupe Grand Sport (R&T Feb. ’96)
0-30 MPH: N/A 2.2 Seconds
0-60 MPH: 5.4 Seconds 5.2 Seconds
0-100 MPH: N/A 12.4 Seconds
QUARTER MILE: 14.0 Sec 13.7 Seconds
TOP SPEED (MPH): N/A 165 MPH