1987 Corvette Specifications

The year 1987 brought more horsepower to the Corvette, and with it came increased torque. For those looking for a little less speed, Chevy offered the Z52 package, which was essentially a softer version of the Z51. Here are the specifications for the 1987 Corvette:

1987 Corvette
Horsepower was up to 240 for 1987 via a revised exhaust system and low-friction roller-type valve lifters for the aluminum-head L98 V-8, new for the 1986 Corvette. Automatic transmission remained C4 standard, with an innovative "4+3" manual gearbox optional.
 

 

Vehicle Specifications
HatchbackConvertible
Wheelbase, inches
96.2 96.2
Length, inches
176.5176.5
Width, inches
71.071.0
Track, inches
front: 59.6 rear: 60.4
front: 59.6 rear: 60.4
Height, inches
46.7 46.4
Curb weight, pounds
3,2163,279

Mechanical Specifications (2-door hatchback/convertible)

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
P245/60VR-16

Brakes
front: anti-lock 11.5-inch disc
rear: anti-lock 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
2.59:1 (auto) 3.07:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350
Bore X stroke, inches4.00 X 3.48
Fuel management
Tuned Port Injection
Horsepower @ rpm
240 @ 4,000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
345 @ 3,200

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration240 hp, 4-speed manual
0-60 mph, second
6.3
0-100 mph, second
NA
1/4-mile, second @ mph
15.11 @ 93.8

(Source: Motor Trend)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
20,007
$27,999.00
2-door convertible
10,625
33,172.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Passenger Seat
17,124
$240.00
Power Driver Seat
29,561
240.00
Sport Seats, leather
14,119
1,025.00
Base Seats, leather
14,579
400.00
Power Door Locks
29,748
190.00
Callaway Twin Turbo (not GM installed)
184
19,995.00
Radiator Boost Fan
7,291
75.00
Dual Removable Roof Panels
5,017
915.00
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint
8,883
615.00
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint
5,766
615.00
Electronic Air Conditioning Control
20,875
150.00
Twin Remote Heated Mirrors (convertible)
6,840
35.00
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror
14,992
58.00
Two-Tone Paint (coupe)
1,361
428.00
Delco-Bilstein Shock Absorbers
1,957
189.00
Performance Axle Ratio, 3.07:1
7,285
22.00
Engine Oil Cooler
6,679
110.00
Cruise Control29,594
185.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4,229
0.00
California Emission Requirements5,423
99.00
Radio Delete
247
-256.00
AM/FM Radio Stereo Cassette
2,182
132.00
Stereo System, Delco-Bose
27,721
905.00
Heavy Duty Radiator
7,871
40.00
Performance Handling Package (coupe)
1,596
470.00
Rear Window + Side Mirror Defoggers (coupe)
19,043
165.00

Color Choices and Production
Color Choice
Production
Silver Metallic
767
Medium Blue Metallic
2,677
White
3,097
Gold Metallic
397
Copper Metallic
87
Dark Red Metallic
5,578
Silver/Gray403
White/Silver
195
Medium Gray Metallic
1,035
Yellow
1,051
Black
5,101
Silver Beige Metallic
950
Medium Brown Metallic
245
Bright Red
8,285
Gray/Black
316
Silver Beige/Medium Brown
447

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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