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1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Coupe

1997 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Coupe

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Body Specs

Model Code: 1YY07
Wheelbase: 104.5 inches
Overhang (Front): 38.8 inches
Overhang (Rear): 35.7 inches
Front Track: 62.0 inches
Rear Track: 62.1 inches
Length: 179.7 inches
Width: 73.6 inches
Height: 47.8 inches / 1214.1 mm
Min. Ground Clearance: 3.7 inches
Ground Clearance:
Rear Bumper to Ground
9.2 inches
Overall Height: 47.7 inches (Coupe)
Head Room: Coupe: 37.8 inches
Shoulder Room: 55.3 inches
Hip Room: 54.2 inches
Leg Room: 42.7 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 51.4 Cubic Feet
Interior Trunk Volume: 25.0 Cubic Feet
Tire Size: P255/45ZR-17 (Front)
P275/40ZR-18 (Rear)
(Goodyear Extended Mobility)
Wheel Size: 17" x 8.5" (Front)
18" x 9.5" (Rear)
Wheel Type: Cast Aluminum, Front and Rear
Recommended Tire Inflation: Coupe: 35 PSI Front / Rear
Manual Six Speed Transmission: 1st Gear 2.66:1
2nd Gear 1.78:1
3rd Gear 1.30:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
5th Gear .74:1
6th Gear .50:1
Reverse Gear 2.90:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission: 1st Gear 3.06:1
2nd Gear 1.63:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
4th Gear 0.70:1
Reverse Gear 2.29:1
Axle Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
2.73:1 (3.15:1 Optional)
Axle Ratio
Manual Transmission:
3.42:1
Final Drive Ratio
Automatic Transmission:
1.91:1 (2.21:1 Optional)
Axle Ratio
Manual Transmission:
1.71:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Type: Hydra-Matic Rear Mounted
4-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive (4L60-E)
Manual Transmission: Borg-Warner
6-Speed Manual (T56)
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.1 Gallons
Battery, Cold Cranking Amps: 600
EPA Fuel Economy: Manual Transmission
18 MPG (City) / 28 MPG (Highway)
Automatic Transmission
17 MPG (City) / 25 MPG (Highway)
Maximum Cruising Range: 534.8 Miles (City) / 477.5 Miles (Highway)
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.66
Turning Diameter (curb to curb): 38.5 feet
Turning Diameter (wall to wall): 40.26 feet
Turning Diameters:
Outside Front
41.3 feet (Wall to Wall)
40.0 feet (Curb to Curb)
Steering Wheel Diameter: N/A
Weight: 3,229 lbs. (Automatic)
3,217 lbs. (Manual)


Engine Specs

Designation: LS1
Type: 90° V8, Pushrod, OHV (overhead Valve)
Displacement: 5.6 liters / 346 cubic inches
Bore / Stroke: 3.90 inches (99.06 mm.) / 3.62 inches (91.95 mm.)
Horsepower: 345 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque: 350 lbs. - ft. @ 4,400 RPM
Fuel Induction System: Sequential Fuel Injection
Fuel Requirement: Premium Unleaded
Redline (RPM): 6,000
Compression Ratio: 10.1:1
Alternator: 50 Amps (idle), 120 Amps Maximum
Cylinder Head Material: Cast Aluminum
Cylinder Block Material: Cast Aluminum
Engine Oil Capacity: 6.5 Quarts, with filter
Engine Coolant Capacity: 11.4 Quarts
Emission Control System:
  • Three Way Catalyst
  • Air Injection Reactor (AIR)
  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV)
Assembly Site: Romulus, MI


Chassis Specs

Structure / Frame: Integral Perimeter Frame with Center Backbone / All Welded Steel Body
Suspension - Front: Independent SLA (Sort Long Arm) forged aluminum upper and pressure-cast aluminum lower control arms; forged aluminum steering knuckle, transverse leaf spring and steel stabilizer bar, spindle offset.
Stabilizer Bar: Link/23.0 mm. (25.4 mm. with optional Z51 handling package)
Suspension - Rear: Independent five link design with toe and camber adjustment, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer bar and tie rods, tubular u-jointed metal matrix composite driveshafts
Stabilizer Bar: Ball joint link / 19.1 mm (27.1 mm with optional Z51 handling package)
Front Travel: 90.0 mm full jounce, rebound
Rear Travel: 96 mm full jounce, rebound
Spring, Front: Monoleaf, Filamount Wound Glass - Epoxy Composite
1152 mm x 90 mm
Rate: FE1 - 77.2; FE45 - 79.8; FE3 - 92.2 n/M
Rate at Wheel: FE1 - 18.5; FE45 - 18.7; FE3 - 20.0 n/M
Spring, Rear: Monoleaf, Filamount Wound Glass - Epoxy Composite
1152 mm x 90 mm
Rate: FE1, FE45 - 103; FE3 - 92.2 n/M
Rate at Wheel: FE1, FE45 - 18.7; FE3 - 25.2 n/M

Brake Specs

Type: Power Assisted, Four Wheel Vented Disc with Four Wheel ABS
Total Swept Area: 265 sq. in. (Front)
158 sq. in. (Rear)
Effective Area: 22.3 sq. in. (Front)
8.7 sq. in. (Rear)
Rotor: Outer Working Diameter, Front: (325 mm.) 12.6 inches
Thickness, Front: (32 mm.) 1.26 inches
Outer Working Diameter, Rear: (302.3 mm.) 11.8 inches
Thickness, Rear: (26 mm.) 1.0 inches
Type and Material: Vented, Gray Iron Vented (Front)
HCE Iron Vented (Rear)
Anti-lock System: Four Wheel (Bosch ABS V)
Parking Brake: Internal
Parking Brake Drum Diameter: 190 mm
Parking Brake Lining Size: 400 mm (length) x 25 mm (width) x 3 mm (thickness)

1997 Corvette Options

RPO Description Production    Price
AAB Memory Package 6,186 (63.43%) $150.00
AG2 Power Passenger Seat 8,951 (91.79%) $305.00
AQ9 Sport Seats 6,711 (68.82%) $625.00
B34 Floor Mats 9,371 (96.09%) $25.00
B84 Body Side Moldings 4,366 (44.77%) $75.00
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels 416 (4.27%) $950.00
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 7,213 (73.96%) $650.00
CJ2 Electronic Dual Zone Air Conditioning 7,999 (82.02%) $365.00
D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net 8,315 (85.26%) $50.00
F45 Selective Real Time Damping, electronic 3,094 (31.73%) $1,695.00
G92 Performance Axle Ratio (Automatic only) 2,739 (28.09%) $100.00
MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission 2,809 (28.80%) $815.00
NG1 Massachusetts / New York Emissions 677 (6.94%) $170.00
T96 Fog Lamps 8,829 (90.54%) $69.00
U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer 4,496 (46.10%) $600.00
UN0 Delco Stereo System with CD 6,282 (64.42%) $100.00
V49 Front License Plate Frame 2,258 (23.15%) $15.00
YF5 California Emissions 885 (9.08%) $170.00
Z51 Performance Handling Package 1,077 (11.04%) $350.00

Total Production: 9,752
Coupe: 9,752 (100.00%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $37,495.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior
10 Arctic White 1,341 (13.75%) Black / Light Gray / Red
13 Sebring Silver Metallic 2,164 (22.19%) Black / Light Gray / Red
23 Nassau Blue Metallic 292 (2.99%) Black / Light Gray / Red
41 Black 2,393 (24.54%) Black / Light Gray / Red
53 Light Carmine Red Metalli 381 (3.91%) Black / Light Gray
70 Torch Red 3,026 (31.03%) Black / Light Gray / Red
87 Fairway Green Metallic 155 (1.59%) Black / Light Gray / Red

Notes: Listed are recommended color combinations but any combination was possible.

1997 Corvette