1985 Corvette Specifications

Quality continued taking big strides for the 1985 Corvettes, which were produced in the recently opened Corvette-only plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Extensive automation allowed workers to lavish more time and care on each car. Here are the specifications for the 1985 Corvette:

1985 Corvette
Chevy still documented Corvette "body drops" in 1985, but a C4 "chassis" was welded to the "birdcage" body structure at this point on the assembly line.

Vehicle Specifications
Hatchback
Wheelbase, inches
96.2
Length, inches
176.5
Width, inches
71.0
Track, inches
front: 59.6 rear: 60.4
Height, inches
46.7
Curb weight, pounds
3,230

Mechanical Specifications (2-door hatchback)

Suspension
front: Independent; unequal length upper and lower A-arms, transverse fiberglass leaf spring, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, upper and lower trailing arms, lateral arms, tie rods, halfshafts, transverse fiberglass leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar

Wheels/Tires
P225/50VR-16

Brakes
front: 11.5-inch disc
rear: 11.5-inch disc

Transmission
4-speed automatic
4+3-speed manual (4-speed manual with overdrive in 3rd and 4th gears)

Standard axle ratio
2.73:1 (auto) 3.07:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350
Bore X stroke, inches 4.00 X 3.48
Fuel management
Tuned Port Injection
Horsepower @ rpm
230 @ 4,000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
330 @ 3,200

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration 230 hp, 4-speed manual
0-60 mph, second
5.7
0-100 mph, second
NA
1/4-mile, second @ mph
14.1 @ 97

(Source: Car and Driver)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
39,729 $24,403.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Driver Seat
37,856
$215.00
Sport Seats, leather
NA
1,025.00
Base Seats, leather
NA
400.00
Sport Seats, cloth
5,661
625.00
Power Door Locks
38,294
170.00
Removable Transparent Glass Roof Panels
28,143
595.00
Two-Tone Paint
6,033
428.00
Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers
9,333
189.00
Performance Axle Ratio
5,447
22.00
Cruise Control 38,369
185.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission
9,576
0.00
California Emission Requirements 6,583
99.00
Radio Delete
172
-256.00
AM/FM Radio Stereo, Cassette
2,958
122.00
AM/FM Radio, Stereo, CB
16
215.00
Stereo System, Delco-Bose
35,998
895.00
Heavy Duty Cooling
17,539
225.00
Performance Handling Package
14,802
470.00
Rear Window + Side Mirror Defoggers
37,720
160.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production
Silver Metallic
1,752
Light Blue Metallic
1,021
White
4,455
Gold Metallic
1,411
Dark Bronze Metallic
1,030
Silver/Gray
2,170
Light Bronze/Dark Bronze 2,393
Medium Gray Metallic
2,519
Medium Blue Metallic
2,041
Black
7,603
Light Bronze Metallic
1,440
Bright Red
10,424
Light Blue/Medium Blue
1,470

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:
1984 Corvette
1985 Corvette 1986 Corvette
1987 Corvette 1988 Corvette 1989 Corvette
1990 Corvette


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