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Vehicle Specifications

1978 Corvette Specifications

Vehicle Specifications
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
Length, inches
185.2
Width, inches
69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,595


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
P277/70R-15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.08:1 (auto) 3.36:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350 5.7/350
Bore X stroke, inches 4.00 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48
Fuel management
1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
185 @ 4,000
220 @ 5,200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
270 @ 2,400
260 @ 3,600


 
Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration 220 hp, 4-speed manual
0-60 mph, second
6.5
0-100 mph, second
17.9
1/4-mile, second @ mph
15.2 @ 95


 
Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
40,274 $9,351.89
Limited Edition Corvette (pace car)
6,502
$13,653.21


 
Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Windows
36,931
$130.00
Power Door Locks
12,187
$120.00
Silver Anniversary Paint
15,283
$399.00
Removable Glass Roof Panels
972
$349.00
Rear Window Defogger
30,912
$95.00
Air Conditioning
37,638
$605.00
Sport Mirrors
38,405
$40.00
Gymkhana Suspension
12,590
$41.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
382
$15.00
Cruise Control
31,608
$99.00
220 hp Engine
12,739
$525.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
3,385
$0.00
Automatic Transmission
38,614
$0.00
High Altitude Emission Equipment
260
$33.00
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
37,858
$175.00
White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15
18,296 $216.32
White Letter SBR Tires, P255/70R15 26,203 $51.00
Heavy Duty Battery
28,243
$18.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/8-track tape
20,899
$419.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/CB
7,138 $638.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo 10,189
$286.00
Power Antenna
23,069
$49.00
California Emission Certification
3,405
$75.00
Aluminum Wheels
28,008
$340.00
Trailer Package
972
$89.00
Convenience Group
37,222
$84.00


 
Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production
Classic White
4,150
Silver Anniversary
15,283
Black/Silver
6,502
Corvette Yellow
1,243
Corvette Red
2,074
Corvette Dark Blue
2,084
Silver
3,232
Black
4,573
Corvette Light Blue
1,960
Corvette Light Beige
1,686
Corvette Mahogany
2,121
Corvette Dark Brown
1,991


 
Interior Color Choices

Color Choice Production
Black Cloth 1353
Red Cloth 1221
Silver Cloth 2606
Dark Brown Cloth 564
Oyster Cloth 2226
Dark Blue Cloth 1168
Dark Green Cloth 517
Light Beige Cloth 693
Mahogany Cloth 763
Black Leather 7218
Oyster Leather 8999
Dark Brown Leather 2449
Dark Blue Leather 3207
Silver Leather 5703
Red Leather 4067
Light Beige Leather 3338
Mahogany Leather 2443