Chevy Corvette 1978 Technical Specifications

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1978 Chevy Corvette
  • Years of Manufacture: 1978
  • Number Built:
    • Coupe: n/a
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Base car: US$9352
    • Limited Edition Pace Car Replica Corvette with 350 cu. in. 185 bhp engine and wide ratio four speed manual transmission: $13,653.21
  • Options:
    • L82 220bhp 350ci V8
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Power Windows
    • Power Steering
    • Limited Slip Differential
    • Air Conditioning
    • Targa-Top Roof
    • AM/FM Radio
    • CB Radio
    • Leather upholstery
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Models:
    • Coupe
  • ID Location:
    • Left windshield pillar
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 185.2 in.
    • Total width: 69.0 in.
    • Height at kerb weight: 48 in.
    • Wheelbase: 98.0 in.
    • Front Track: 58.7 in.
    • Rear Track: 59.5 in.
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 3495 lb
  • Transmission:
    • 3 Speed Automatic:
      • 1st: 2.48:1
      • 2nd: 1.48:1
      • 3rd: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.08:1
    • 4 Speed Manual:
      • 1st: 2.64:1
      • 2nd: 1.75:1
      • 3rd: 1.34:1
      • 4th: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.55:1
    • 4 Speed Manual Close Ratio:
      • 1st: 2.43:1
      • 2nd: 1.61:1
      • 3rd: 1.23:1
      • 4th: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.35:1
    • 4 Speed Manual Wide Ratio:
      • 1st: 2.52:1
      • 2nd: 1.88:1
      • 3rd: 1.46:1
      • 4th: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.59:1
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.70:1
    • Optional 3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1
  • L82 220 bhp 350ci V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 350 cubic inches
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in Vee configuration, air injection and catalytic converter emission control
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, upright
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Rochester 4-bbl
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.48 in.
    • Power: 210 bhp @ 5200rpm
    • Torque: 255 lb-ft @ 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
    • Other engines available L48 180bhp/350ci
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • Delco High Energy
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent, A-arms, coil springs
    • Rear: Independent, lateral struts, transverse leaf spring
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, ratio 20.2:1 standard, 17.6:1 optional
    • 17.6:1 with power steering option
    • Turning circle: 38.6 feet
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 11.75 in. Disc, power assisted
    • Rear: Hydraulic 11.75 in. Disc, power assisted
  • Wheels:
    • 15 x 8
  • Tyres:
    • P225/70R15 Radial
    • Tyre pressure: 28/32 psi
  • Performance (L82 210 bhp 350ci 4 Speed Manual):
    • Standing Quarter Mile: 15.2 secs.
    • Speed at end: 95.0 mph
    • Top Speed: 132 mph
1978 Chevrolet Corvette V8
Performance (4 spd CR/L82 210 bhp 350ci)
Speed
Time
0-30 mph
2.5 secs.
0-40 mph
3.5 secs.
0-50 mph
4.9 secs.
0-60 mph
6.5 secs.
0-70 mph
8.4 secs.
0-80 mph
10.7 secs.
0-90 mph
13.8 secs.
0-100 mph
17.1 secs.
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