1998 Corvette Specifications

The 1998 Corvette helped boost sales to the highest they had been in 12 years with the reintroduction of a convertible to the line. The cars were sleek, stylish, powerful, and comfortable. Here are the specifications for the 1998 Corvette:

The soft top on the 1998 Corvette convertible remained manual but was easier to use than the C4's.
The soft top on the 1998 Corvette convertible remained manual but was
easier to use than the C4's. The rear window went from plastic to glass for
improved convenience and long-term visibility.

Vehicle Specifications
HatchbackConvertible
Wheelbase, inches
104.5
104.5
Length, inches
179.7
179.7
Width, inches
73.6
73.6
Track, inches
front: 62.0 rear: 62.0
front: 62.0 rear: 62.0
Height, inches
47.7
47.7
Curb weight, pounds
3,245
3,246

Mechanical Specifications (2-door hatchback/convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, transverse composite monoleaf spring, tube shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, upper and lower A-arms, toe links,
transverse composite monoleaf springs, tube shock absorbers, antiroll bar

Wheels/Tires
front: P245/45ZR-17

rear: P275/40ZR-18

Brakes
front: anti-lock 12.8-inch disc
rear: anti-lock 12.0-inch disc

Transmission
4-speed automatic
6-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
2.73:1 (auto) 3.42:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch
5.7/350
Bore × Stroke, inches
3.90 x 3.62
Fuel ManagementSequential Injection
Horsepower @ rpm345 @ 5,600
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot350 @ 4,400

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration345 hp, 4-speed automatic
0-60 mph, sec
5.1
0-100 mph, sec
12.5
1/4-mile, sec @ mph13.5 @ 104.7

Source: Motor Trend

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
19,235
$37,495.00
2-door convertible11,849
44,425.00

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Memory Package
24,234
$150.00
Power Passenger Seat
28,575
305.00
Sport Seats22,675
625.00
Floor Mats
30,592
25.00
Body Side Moldings
17,070
75.00
Dual Removable Roof Panels
5,640
950.00
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint
6,957
650.00
Electronic Dual Zone Air Conditioning
26,572
365.00
Luggage Shade and Parcel Net
16,549
50.00
Selective Real Time Damping, electronic
8,374
1,695.00
Performance Axle Ratio (3.25 ratio for automatic)
13,331
100.00
Active Handling System
5,356
500.00
6-Speed Manual Transmission
7,106
815.00
Massachusetts/New York Emissions
2,701
170.00
Fog Lamps
29,310
69.00
Delco Stereo System w/CD
18,213
100.00
Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer
16,513
600.00
Front License Plate Frame
16,087
15.00
California Emissions
3,111
170.00
Indy Pace Car Replica ($5,804 w/manual)
1,163
5,039.00
Performance Handling Package
4,249
350.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Arctic White3,346
Light Pewter Metallic
3,276
Sebring Silver Metallic4,637
Pace Car Purple
1,163
Nassau Blue Metallic1,098
Navy Blue Metallic
14
Black6,597
Aztec Gold
15
Light Carmine Red Metallic
1,567
Torch Red8,767
Fairway Green Metallic223
Medium Purple Metallic
381

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