1999 C5 Corvette and C5-R Race Comparison

Dimensions
  1999 C5 Corvette  1999 C5-R Corvette 
Wheelbase 104.5"  104.7 
Length 179.7"  182.8 
Width 73.6"  76.4" 
Height 47.8"  45.8" 
Front Tread 62.0"  74.7" 
Rear Tread 62.1"  76.1" 
Curb Weight 3245 lbs. (coupe)  2510lbs. 
Fuel Capacity 19.1 gals. (U.S.)  100 liters 
 

Chassis/Suspension/Tires/Wheels

Structure/Frame Steel welded perimeter frame with hydro-formed frame rails Steel welded perimeter frame with hydro-formed frame rails
Body Fiberglass-reinforced plastic Carbon fiber
Front Suspension Short/long arm double wishbone; forged aluminum control arms; transverse leaf spring; gas shocks; 23.0mm anti-roll bar (25.4mm w/hardtop or Z51 pkg.) Short/long arm double wishbone; forged aluminum upper, cast aluminum lower control arms; fabricated steel knuckle; coil-over multi-adj. shocks; adj. anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Short/long arm double wishbone; cast aluminum control arms; composite transverse leaf spring with individual height adjusters; gas shocks; 19.1mm anti-roll bar (27.1 w/hardtop or Z51 pkg.) Short/long arm double wishbone; steel fabricated upper, cast aluminum lower control arms; fabricated steel knuckle; coil-over multi-adj. shocks; adj. anti-roll bar
Front Tires/Wheels P245/45Z5-17 Goodyear Eagle F-1 high performance Extended Mobility (EMT) 17" X 8.5" 5-spoke aluminum Goodyear Racing Eagle 25X10-18 BBS forged magnesium 1 piece center lock wheel
Rear tires/Wheels P275/40ZR-18 Goodyear F-1 high performance Extended Mobility (EMT) 18" X 9.5" 5-spoke aluminum Goodyear Racing Eagle 28X12.5-18 BBS forged magnesium 1 piece center lock wheel
 

Brakes

Type 4-wheel vented disc w/standard ABS  4-wheel vented Alcon disc 
Front Rotor Diameter/Thickness 12.6"/1.26"  15.0"/1.38" 
Rear Rotor Diameter/Thickness 11.8"/1.0"  14.0"/1.26" 
Total Swept Area Front/Rear 263 sq.in./158 sq. in.  343 sq. in./292 sq. in. 
 

Engine

Type LS1 Pushrod V8 with aluminum block and heads  LS1 Pushrod V8 with aluminum block and heads 
Bore x Stroke/Displacement 3.90" x 3.62"/5.67 liters (346 cid)  4.125" x 3.42"/5.98 liters (365 cid) 
Intake System Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection  Electronic Sequential Fuel Injection 
Ignition Distributorless - one coil per cylinder  GEN III Delphi 
Valvetrain Two pushrod-operated valves per cylinder  Modified stock cam; aftermarket rocker arms 
Compression Ratio 10.1:1  12.5:1 
Horsepower 345 @ 5600 RPM  600 @ 7200 RPM 
Torque 350 @ 4400 RPM  495 @ 5600 RPM 
 

Transmission

Type 6-speed manual (coupe & hardtop) 4-speed 4L60-E automatic overdrive (convertible)  5-speed manual with drop gear 
Final drive ratio 3.42:1 (w/6spd.) 2.73:1 (w/auto, 3.15:1 opt. w/auto)  3.11:1 (subject to change depending on race track) 
 

Performance*

0-60 MPH (sec.) 5.0   
1/4 mile (sec.) 13.36/109   
Lateral Acceleration 0.93 g   
Top Speed ( 175 (hardtop)   
*Performance measurements for the C5-R Corvette are not available. The car is set up differently for different tracks to optimize lap times. 

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