1996 Corvette Specifications

For the final year of the C4 generation, the 1996 Corvette pulled out all the stops with two exciting special models, the Grand Sport and Collectors Edition. Each of these limited editions featured special options, and they were offered only in 1996. Here are the specifications for the 1996 Corvette:

The Grand Sport was available only with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Grand Sport was available only with a six-speed manual transmission,
but offered a choice of black or black/red interior upholstery treatments.

Vehicle Specifications
HatchbackConvertible
Wheelbase, inches
96.2
96.2
Length, inches
178.5
178.6
Width, inches
70.7
70.7
Track, inches
front: 57.7 rear: 59.0
front: 57.7 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
46.3
47.3
Curb weight, pounds
3,298
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

rear: P285/40ZR-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-8ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch
5.7/350
5.7/350
Bore × Stroke, inches
4.00 x 3.48
4.00 x 3.48
Fuel ManagementSequential Injection
Sequential Injection
Horsepower @ rpm300 @ 5,000330 @ 5,800
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot335 @ 3,600340 @ 4,500

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration300 hp, 6-speed manual
0-60 mph, sec
5.1
0-100 mph, sec
12.7
1/4-mile, sec @ mph13.7 @ 104.0

Source: Car and Driver

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
17,167
$37,225.00
2-door convertible
4,369
45,060.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Driver Seat
19,798
$305.00
Power Passenger Seat
17,060
305.00
Sport Seats12,016
625.00
Auxiliary Hardtop
429
1,995.00
Dual Removable Roof Panels
3,983
950.00
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint
6,626
650.00
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint
2,492
650.00
Selective Real Time Damping, electronic
2,896
1,695.00
Performance Axle Ratio
9,801
50.00
330 hp Engine
6,359
1,450.00
6-Speed Manual Transmission
6,359
0.00
Spare Tire Delete
986
-100.00
Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator
6,865
325.00
Compact Disc, Delco-Bose (reqs PEG 1)
17,037
396.00
Tires, Extended Mobility
4,945
70.00
Collector Edition
5,412
1,250.00
Grand Sport Package ($2,880 w/convertible)
1,000
3,250.00
Performance Handling Package
1,869
350.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Dark Purple Metallic
320
Arctic White3,210
Sebring Silver Metallic
5,412
Admiral Blue
1,000
Black3,917
Bright Aqua Metallic357
Polo Green Metallic2,414
Competition Yellow488
Torch Red4,418


Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1984 Corvette
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