1995 Corvette

It was announced that an all-new C5 Corvette was on track for the 1997 model year, and with testing already underway on the new model, changes for the 1995 Corvette would remain incremental at best. Revised "gill" air vents now graced the car's front fenders. Inside, seats carried stronger "French" seam stitching, the CD player was given stronger mounting to prevent skipping, and several adhesive-fabric straps were installed in key places around the cabin to help reduce rattles.

High price and low sales helped kill the mighty Corvette ZR-1 after 1995.
High price and low sales helped kill the mighty Corvette ZR-1 after 1995.

The standard LT1 engine's refinement process continued, though power remained at 300 bhp. Connecting rods were revised to improve strength and weight uniformity, the engine fan was made quieter, and the fuel-injection system was improved to account for the use of alcohol-blend fuels and to reduce fuel dripping when the engine was turned off. Likewise, enhancements to the electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission afforded even smoother shifting, and the unit's torque converter was made lighter but stronger. Heavy-duty ZR-1 brakes were made standard across the board, and all models now included a new ABS/traction-control system (ABS/ASR-5). Models equipped with the base suspension now had lower front/rear spring rates.

Since the available extended-mobility tires effectively did away with the need for a spare, buyers who chose the optional run-flat rubber could delete the spare tire (in the name of weight reduction as well as a lower price) via RPO N84 for a $100 credit.

Buyers who purchased the 1995 Corvette Indy Car replica got the same special paint and graphics.
Buyers who purchased the 1995 Corvette Indy Car replica got the same special
paint and graphics, but not the actual pacer's roof "hoop," light bar, and other
track-required features.

A near-stock LTI convertible paced the Indy 500 in 1995, and Chevy marked the occasion with the RPO Z4Z Pace Car Replica. This $2,816 package was limited to convertibles, and included Dark Purple Metallic over Arctic White paint, a white top, and unique graphics and trim. Of the 527 replicas built, 87 were sent to the Indy 500 and/or used for public relations purposes, 20 were exported, and the remaining 415 were doled out to Chevrolet's top-performing U.S. dealers.

Prices had risen by a small amount and were now up to $36,875 for the coupe and $43,665 for the ragtop -- and dealers were discounting. Sales slid by several thousand units, however, and were down to 20,742 for the model year. Only 448 ZR-1s were sold for 1995, marking a total of 6,939 built during its six-year run. The last model was built on April 28, 1995.

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1984 Corvette
1985 Corvette
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1995 Corvette Specifications

Though the 1995 Corvette had been around in its basic form for 11 years, the media still found good things to say about it, particularly regarding its traditional strong suits, like neck-snapping acceleration and ultra-grippy handling. And thanks to Chevy's ongoing improvements, the buff books were now also praising the car for its much-improved finish and build quality. Here are the specifications for the 1995 Corvette:

The 1995 Corvette was available as an Indy Car  replica, actually a $2,816 option.
Like past Indy Pace Car Chevys, the 1995 Corvette was available as a replica,
actually a $2,816 option that was purchased by a mere 527 fans.

Vehicle Specifications
Hatchback Hatchback (ZR-1)
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches
96.2
96.2
96.2
Length, inches
178.5
178.6
178.6
Width, inches
70.7
73.1
70.7
Track, inches
front: 57.7 rear: 59.0
front: 57.7 rear: 60.6
front: 57.7 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
46.3
46.4
47.3
Curb weight, pounds
3,203
3,465
3,360

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
front: P255/45ZR-17 (ZR-1, P275/40ZR-17)

rear: P285/40ZR-17 (ZR-1, P315/35ZR-17)

Brakes
front: anti-lock 12.9-inch disc
rear: anti-lock 11.9-inch disc

Transmission
4-speed automatic
6-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.45:1

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 ManagementSequential Injection
Sequential Injection
Horsepower @ rpm300 @ 5,000405 @ 5,800
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot340 @ 4,000385 @ 5,200

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
15,771
$36,785.00
2-door convertible
4,971
43,665.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Driver Seat
19,012
$305.00
Power Passenger Seat
15,323
305.00
Sport Seats7,908
625.00
Auxiliary Hardtop
459
1,995.00
Dual Removable Roof Panels
2,979
950.00
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint
4,688
650.00
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint
2,871
650.00
Selective Ride and Handling, electronic
3,421
1,695.00
Performance Axle Ratio
10,056
50.00
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4,784
0.00
New York Emission Requirements268
100.00
Spare Tire Delete
418
-100.00
Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator
5,300
325.00
Stereo System w/CD, Delco-Bose15,528
396.00
Tires, Extended Mobility
3,783
70.00
California Emission Requirements
2,026
100.00
Adjustable Suspension Package (coupe)
753
2,045.00
Indy 500 Pace Car Replica
527
2,816.00
Special Performance Package (ZR-1 coupe)
448
31,258.00

 Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Dark Purple Metallic
1,049
Dark Purple/White
527
Arctic White3,381
Admiral Blue1,006
Black3,959
Bright Aqua Metallic909
Polo Green Metallic2,940
Competition Yellow1,003
Torch Red4,531
Dark Red Metallic1,437

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1984 Corvette
1985 Corvette
1986 Corvette
1987 Corvette
1988 Corvette
1989 Corvette
1990 Corvette1991 Corvette1992 Corvette
1993 Corvette1994 Corvette1995 Corvette
1996 Corvette


Looking for more information on Corvettes and other cars? See:

  • Corvettes: Learn about the history behind each model year and see Corvette photographs.
  • Corvette Specifications: Get key specifications, engine and transmission types, prices, and production totals.
  • Corvette Museum: The National Corvette Museum draws Corvette lovers from all over the world. Learn more about the museum.
  • Corvette Pictures: Find pictures of the hottest classic and current-year Corvettes.
  • Muscle Cars: Get information on more than 100 tough-guy rides.
  • Consumer Guide Corvette Reviews: Considering a Corvette purchase? See what Consumer Guide has to say.