1987 Chevy Corvette

1987 CHEVY CORVETTE CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS
The standard and only engine was the L98 5.7L (350) V8 with Tuned Port Injection (TPI). Last year it made 235hp. This year, thanks to roller lifers, the squeezed out another 5hp, bringing it up to 240hp with a 9.5:1 compression ratio. For the 1987 Chevy Corvette, a new Z52 performance option package was offered that included a heavy duty radiator and cooling fan, engine oil cooler, Bilstein shocks, larger 16 X 9.5” wheels, a larger front anti-sway (stabilizer) bar, and a 13:1 steering ratio. But the Z51 and Z52-optioned cars got additional chassis stiffening, originally designed for the convertibles, but added to coupes when ordered with the Z51 or Z52 packages. A new electronic tire pressure monitoring system was introduced but pulled from production after being installed in just 41 cars, with problems that wouldn’t get fixed until it was reintroduced on the ’89 model.
1987 CHEVY CORVETTE CALLAWAY TWIN TURBO
For the first time, it was possible to order a new Corvette, check off the option box “B2K”, and have your new Vette sent by the factory directly to Callaway Engineering in Connecticut to have a raft of high-performance modifications performed on the car, including installing 2 turbochargers on the stock Corvette 5.7 V8 pushing power up to 345hp. The $51,000 option had few takers, 123 bought Callaway Coupes and 65 bought Callaway Convertibles.

1987 Chevy Corvette SPECIFICATIONS


Production

Base Price

Serial Numbers

COUPE

20,007

$27,999.00

1G1YY218XH5100001-1G1UU218XH5130632

CONVERTIBLE

10,625

33,172.00

1G1YYX182H5100001-1G1YYX182H5130632

Wheelbase

Overall Length

Overall Width

Overall Height

Track, Front

Track, Rear

Wheels Size

Tire Size

Fuel Capacity

ENGINE SPECS:

RPO

Engine Type

Engine Family

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

Block Material

Head Material

Horsepower

Torque, lb/ft

Compression

Fuel System

96.2" / 244.3 cm

176.5" / 448.3cm

71.0" / 180.3cm

46.4" / 117.9 cm

59.6" / 151.4 cm

60.4" / 153.4 cm

8.5" X 16" alloy

P245/50/VR-16

20 US gal / 76 liters


L98

OHV 90-degree V8, 5 main bearings

Chevrolet Small Block V8

350 ci / 5.7 liters

4.00" X 3.48"

Cast Iron

Aluminum

240 @ 4000 rpm

345 @ 3200 rpm

9.5:1

Tuned Port Injection (TPI)

96.2" / 244.3 cm

176.5" / 448.3 cm

71.0" / 180.3 cm

46.4" / 117.9 cm

59.6" / 151.4 cm

60.4" / 153.4 cm

8.5" X 16" alloy

P245/50/VT-16

20 US gal / 76 liters


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