1986 Chevrolet Corvette
The fourth generation C4 (1984-1996) Corvette was the first complete redesign of the Corvette since 1963. Regular fourth generation production began on January 3, 1983, the 1984 model year and delivery to customers began in March 1983. New chassis features aluminum brakes calipers and an all aluminum suspension for weight savings and rigidity. The new one piece targa top had no center reinforcement. A new electronic dash with digital liquid crystal displays for the speedometer an tachometer was standard.
In 1985, the L98 5.7-liter, small-block V-8 displaced 350 cubic-inches and had an overhead valve configuration with cast-iron blocks. The engine had a bore and stroke of 4.0 x 3.48 inches with a compression ratio of 9.0:1. The L98 was rated at 230 horsepower at 4,000 rpm with 330 foot-pounds of torque at 3,200 rpm. The Tuned Port Injection system improved performance by 30 percent over previous carburetor systems and showed a 20 percent improvement over the cross-fire injection system. TPI worked by injecting fuel into each cylinder. TPI was controlled by a mini computer called the Electronic Control Module.
Serial No: N/A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: L98 350 cubic inch
Engine HP: 230