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Old 01-11-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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How fast is a 100% Bone Stock C4 Corvette with the LT1 Engine and 6-Speed Manual Transmission? (92-Up)

300 HP and 340 lb ft of Torque.

I want to know 0-60, top speed, and what it can still beat.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:43 PM   #2
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Today it can still beat Camrys and Accords
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In the '92 owner's video, GM stated they would run 13.7 at 103. The video did not say auto or 6 speed, but I would guess the 6 speed.

In the '94 and '95 owner's video they stated the coupe with the 6 speed would run under 14 seconds and stated the convertible may add about 1/2 second due mostly to aerodynamics.

In practice, there are a lot that run mid 13's. It also takes some practice to run good. It is not unusual to see them in the 14's (or more) due to the driver.

For what they can still beat... take a look at a lot of road tests. They can still beat a lot of cars. Like said above, Camrys and Accords, but also some better ones too. My '94 6 speed would easily beat my '06 Charger R/T from a roll or on the highway. From a stop the Charger was just too heavy. There are a lot of newer performance cars that should beat the LT1 C4's too. If you are planning a lot of racing or that is your main purpose for the car, plan on making mods or start with a different car.

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In the '92 owner's video, GM stated they would run 13.7 at 103. The video did not say auto or 6 speed, but I would guess the 6 speed.

In the '94 and '95 owner's video they stated the coupe with the 6 speed would run under 14 seconds and stated the convertible may add about 1/2 second due mostly to aerodynamics.

In practice, there are a lot that run mid 13's. It also takes some practice to run good. It is not unusual to see them in the 14's (or more) due to the driver.

For what they can still beat... take a look at a lot of road tests. They can still beat a lot of cars. Like said above, Camrys and Accords, but also some better ones too. My '94 6 speed would easily beat my '06 Charger R/T from a roll or on the highway. From a stop the Charger was just too heavy. There are a lot of newer performance cars that should beat the LT1 C4's too. If you are planning a lot of racing or that is your main purpose for the car, plan on making mods or start with a different car.

Good luck.
I chose the C4 because I just want a cruising toy to look cool in and I don't really plan to race that much. I was just curious of the specs for a 6-Speed Car because everybody posts the specs of an Automatic Vette and I know that Manuals are slightly faster than that.
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I've ran a lot of 13.5's and 13.4's in my 93 LT1 6 speed.

Trap speeds around 103-105.

Using my 60 foot times into a calculator under ideal conditions that equates to 4.5 0-60.
1.9X 60' times.

The 1993 owners video states under ideal conditions the LT1 6 speed coupe can run the 1/4 mile in about 13.5 seconds.

Top speeds seem to be in the 160-170 MPH range.
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I've ran a lot of 13.5's and 13.4's in my 93 LT1 6 speed.

Trap speeds around 103-105.

Using my 60 foot times into a calculator under ideal conditions that equates to 4.5 0-60.
1.9X 60' times.

The 1993 owners video states under ideal conditions the LT1 6 speed coupe can run the 1/4 mile in about 13.5 seconds.

Top speeds seem to be in the 160-170 MPH range.

13's 13.5 is very respectable. What may I ask is your diff ratio?
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Learn how to launch it and you will be amazed at what you can beat with it. A lot of drivers with really fast cars can't drive them fast. At the track i have taken a few cars that i know should beat me, driver mod needed.
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In the '92 owner's video, GM stated they would run 13.7 at 103. The video did not say auto or 6 speed, but I would guess the 6 speed.

In the '94 and '95 owner's video they stated the coupe with the 6 speed would run under 14 seconds and stated the convertible may add about 1/2 second due mostly to aerodynamics.

In practice, there are a lot that run mid 13's. It also takes some practice to run good. It is not unusual to see them in the 14's (or more) due to the driver.

For what they can still beat... take a look at a lot of road tests. They can still beat a lot of cars. Like said above, Camrys and Accords, but also some better ones too. My '94 6 speed would easily beat my '06 Charger R/T from a roll or on the highway. From a stop the Charger was just too heavy. There are a lot of newer performance cars that should beat the LT1 C4's too. If you are planning a lot of racing or that is your main purpose for the car, plan on making mods or start with a different car.

Good luck.
Those owners videos were bullshlt.No way the convertible is so much slower. Its not really heavier.It was a marketing stunt
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13's 13.5 is very respectable. What may I ask is your diff ratio?
Stock 3.45 ratio with 6 speed.
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A stick LT1 should go solidly mid 13's, IMO.

I've ran 13.7'[email protected] at 4500' elevation, on a 6000' DA.

All the stats the OP asked for are readily available in any number of car mags from the era, but a good driver should be able to beat all mag results.

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0-60: 5.0 second or so

top speed: 160-170

what it can still beat: Do you really want a list? How about this; With the right driver, it will beat anything thing that has a power to weight ratio of 11 lb/HP or worse.
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in 1992 at a club gymkhana, a husband and wife team bought two 1992 corvettes, one automatic and the other stick. both ran about 14.3. neither broke the 14's all day. that is all they run. they feel fast because they are torquey on the street. good drivers but not really fast cars.
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It is no faster than any other 3400 lb car with 300 hp when new and how tired it is now only you know. I suspect 4.5 second 0-60 is venturing off to fantasy land. a 91 is advertised at 6.2 0-60 and seems about right.
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in 1992 at a club gymkhana, a husband and wife team bought two 1992 corvettes, one automatic and the other stick. both ran about 14.3. neither broke the 14's all day. that is all they run. they feel fast because they are torquey on the street. good drivers but not really fast cars.
Did you miss the posts above where folks have run much faster than "14's"...some folks have done so, even handicapped by elevation. You should check the C4 "FAST LIST" and look for forum member, MrMojo. "14's is all they run"....

Even car mag drivers ran well into the 13's.





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It is no faster than any other 3400 lb car with 300 hp when new and how tired it is now only you know. I suspect 4.5 second 0-60 is venturing off to fantasy land. a 91 is advertised at 6.2 0-60 and seems about right.
'91 was a different engine. Not sure why you'd bring that up to dismiss a claim for an LT1 car.
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