1990 Corvette Specifications

The 1990 Corvette boasted improved safety and comfort features, including a driver's side airbag and a redesigned dashboard. Corvette also offered the ZR-1 in 1990, a high performance option package that buyers lined up to purchase. Here are the specifications for the 1990 Corvette:

1990 Corvette
A sweeping new dashboard improved control ergonomics for the 1990 Corvette and replaced the digi-graphic tach and speedometer with large analog gauges.

 

Vehicle Specifications
HatchbackHatchback (ZR-1)
Wheelbase, inches
96.2 96.2
Length, inches
176.5177.4
Width, inches
71.074.0
Track, inches
front: 59.6 rear: 60.4
front: 61.9 rear: 61.9
Height, inches
46.7 46.4
Curb weight, pounds
3,2233,465

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
P275/40ZR-17

(P315/35ZR-17 ZR-1, rear)

Brakes
front: anti-lock 12.0-inch disc
rear: anti-lock 12.0-inch disc

Transmission
4-speed automatic
6-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
2.59:1 (auto) 3.33:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8dohc V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch
5.7/350
5.7/350
Bore × Stroke, inches
4.00 x 3.48
3.90 x 3.66
Fuel ManagementMulti-Port Injection
Multi-Port Injection
Horsepower @ rpm250 @ 4,400375 @ 5,800
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot350 @ 3,200370 @ 4,800

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration250 hp, 6-sp man.
375 hp, 6-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
5.7
4.9
0-100 mph, sec
NA
11.5
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
14.3 @ 97.1
13.4 @ 108.5

Sources: Motor Trend, Road & Track

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
16,016
$31,979.00
2-door convertible
7,630
37,264.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Passenger Seat
20,419
$270.00
Power Driver Seat
23,109
270.00
Sport Seats, leather
11,457
1,050.00
Base Seats, leather
11,649
425.00
Callaway Twin Turbo (not GM installed)
58
26,895.00
Auxiliary Hardtop
2,371
1,995.00
Dual Removable Roof Panels
6,422
915.00
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint
7,852
615.00
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint
4,340
615.00
Electronic Air Conditioning Control
22,497
180.00
Selective Ride and Handling, electronic
7,576
1,695.00
Performance Axle Ratio
9,362
22.00
Engine Block Heater
1,585
20.00
Engine Oil Cooler
16,220
110.00
6-Speed Manual Transmission
8,100
0.00
California Emission Requirements4,035
100.00
Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator
8,432
325.00
Stereo System, Delco-Bose
6,401
823.00
Stereo System w/CD, Delco-Bose15,716
1,219.00
Luggage Rack (convertible)
1,284
140.00
Performance Handling Package (coupe)
5,446
460.00
Special Performance Package (ZR-1 coupe)
3,049
27,016.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
White
4,872
Steel Blue Metallic
813
Black
4,759
Turquoise Metallic
589
Competition Yellow
278
Dark Red Metallic
2,353
Quasar Blue Metallic
474
Bright Red
6,956
Polo Green Metallic
1,674
Charcoal Metallic
878

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1984 Corvette
1985 Corvette
1986 Corvette
1987 Corvette
1988 Corvette
1989 Corvette
1990 Corvette1991 Corvette
1992 Corvette
1993 Corvette
1994 Corvette
1995 Corvette
1996 Corvette


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