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1 OF ONLY 732

1986 CORVETTE

OFFICAL PACE CAR

               INDIANAPOLIS 500

 

CHEVROLET AND THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BOTH

CELEBRATED THEIR DIAMOND JUBILEE IN 1986, SO IT WAS APPROPRIATE THAT AMERICA’S FASTEST CAR PACE AMERICA’S BIGGEST RACE. THIS WAS CORVETTE’S SECOND STINT AT THE HEAD OF THE FIELD, AND CHEVY PROUDLY NOTED THAT ITS SPORTS CAR REQUIRED NO MECHANICAL MODIFICATIONS. IT WAS THE FIRST STREET- LEGAL CAR TO HEAD THE PACK SINCE 1978, WHEN CORVETTE LAST PACED THE RACE. CORVETTE’S RETURN TO THE SPEEDWAY ALSO MARKED THE RETURN OF ITS CONVERTIBLE BODY STYLE-THE FIRST SINCE 1975. LEADING THE FIELD WAS THE ORGINAL “RIGHT STUFF” GUY, RETIRED UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BRIGADIER GENERAL, CHUCK YEAGER. YEAGER WAS THE FIRST TO BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER ON OCTOBER 14, 1947. BOBBY RAHAL WAS THE WINNER OF THE RACE. CORVETTE IN 1986 CONSIDERED ALL 7315 CONVERTIBLES TO BE PACE CARS. ONLY YELLOW CONVERTIBLES WERE SELECTED AS TRACK CARS.

 

 THIS YELLOW PACE CAR IS 1 OF ONLY 732 PRODUCED.

OF THE 732, 100 CARS WERE SENT TO THE TRACK FOR PACE AND PARADE DUTY

 

 

 

1986 Corvette Pace Car

1986 Corvette Pace Car

1986 Corvette Specifications

Dimensions
  Coupe Convert.
Wheelbase (in.) 96.2
Track Frt/Rear (in) 59.6 / 60.4
Length (in.) 176.5
Width (in.) 71.0
Height (in.) 46.7 46.6
Ground Clearance (in.) (minimum) 4.7
Curb Weight (lbs) 3280 3266
Weight/Power (lbs/bhp) 15.1 14.4
Coefficient of Drag 0.33 NA
Weight Dist. F/R (%) 51/49 50.2/49.8
Coolant Capacity (qt.) 14.6
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 20.0
Oil Capacity (qt.) 4.5

Engine Specifications
  L98
Type Overhead valve, pushrod V8, 2 valves/cylinder, cast iron block, aluminum heads
Bore 4.00 in
Stroke 3.48 in
Displacement 5.7L / 350 ci.
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Horsepower 230 hp @ 4000 rpm (235 hp w/ alum. cyl. heads)
Torque 330 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
Redline (RPM) 5,500
Induction System Bosch Multi-Point Fuel Injection

Miscellaneous
Brakes
Type ABS Power-assist vented discs
Front Rotors (diam) 11.5 in.
Rear Rotors (diam) 11.5 in.
Wheels and Tires
Wheel Size (Front) 16 x 8.5 in. (RPO Z51: 16 x 9.5 in.)
Wheel Size (Rear) 16 x 8.5 in. (RPO Z51: 16 x 9.5 in.)
Wheel Type 5-bolt, cast alloy
Tire Make/Size Goodyear Eagle VR50, P255/50VR-16

Transmission
  Automatic Manual
Type 4-Speed 4-Spd. Doug Nash w/ OD
Gear Ratios    
1st 3.06 2.88 (1.93 OD)
2nd 1.63 1.91 (1.28 OD)
3rd 1.00 1.33 (0.89 OD)
4th 0.70 1.00 (0.67 OD)
Reverse NA NA
Axle Ratio 2.73 (RPO G92: 3.07) 3.07









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