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Chevrolet Corvette C5 (344 PS) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1505 kg (3318 lbs)
Power / weight 229 ps (225 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 321 Nm (237 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1998
Origin country United States
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Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.6 s
0 - 200 kph 19.7 s
0 - 60 mph 4.8 s
0 - 100 mph 11.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.4 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s @ 109.3 mph
1 mile 32.9 s @ 150.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.1 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 15.7 s
Est. max acceleration 0.54 g (5 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 35 m (116 ft)
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g (9 m/s²)

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Chevrolet Corvette C5 acceleration graph
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VetteGuy  4y ago

this is so wrong its not even funny. i own a 1998 completely stock c5 corvette automatic, i run at the 1/8 mile and i run a 8.7 i would have to only let off the break for a second then hit the gas to make that bad of a time so dont let this fool youguys

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Shaggy  7y ago

Actually the power output is 345 horsepower and 350 LBS FT of torque, also I saw and heard a C5 Corvette with aftermarket exhaust the other day, the driver floored the gas pedal after braking for someone pulling into the parking lot of my church, that Corvette's engine and exhaust note made my heart race, it sounded awesome. 8D

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Viking  9y ago

@king yeah the acceleration figures might not be the best available. All you need is to find a magazine test and quote those figures. Just make sure to give the magazine issue as referrance. This site isn't really biased. Some magazines might have a bias however.

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King  9y ago

@Viking, agreed. And since you had a manual 6 speed C5, you probably know the specs stated here are bullshit. A C5 manual is 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, quarter mile in 13.2 and topspeed somewhere at 185mph.
This website is bullshit and anti Vette :-)

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Viking  10y ago

Unfortunately most (70% or thereabouts) Corvettes are sold with automatic transmissions. Therefore it is good to see the auto box tested on tracks. Back when I owned a C5 it was a six speed manual, but then I am a bit more of an enthusiast driver than most. I actually used mine in competition (I had an extra set of wheels with Hoosier road race tires), but most Corvettes are doomed to lives of cruising slowly with an old wealthy dude at the wheel trying to look cool.

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expert  10y ago

Corvette always go auto. Z06 suffes from grinding poor shifting and C6 fifth gear shiting problems, snapring transmission failures.

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benny  10y ago

hey randy, my dad just picked up one of these, wondering what the zip tie mod is, thanks!

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Randy  10y ago

My '98 C5 3.15 auto with only ziptie mod (so 99% stock) is 0-100 in 4.98 sec and 0-160km/h in 11.25 sec 1/4 mile in 13.0-13.3 and top speed of 288km/h tested with gps in Germany ( maybe if I tried for a longer time it would probably go over 290km/h)

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Haggis  10y ago

A C5 is much better than what's posted here. C5's are wicked fast, especially the Z06 versions. The M6 Coupe runs the quarter mile in low 13's and does 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. Top speed is about 300kmh.

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cake  12y ago

Why did they test the automatic? And 5.6 0-62? That's fishy even for an automatic convertible. I'd like to see an unbiased and reasonably skilled corvette driver take a manual c5 base coupe on these tracks. It should at least be able to hang with an E46 M3.

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Anonymous  12y ago

i like the vette c5 but its abit por qaulity still a good car just allitill


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