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The 2002 Chevrolet Corvette

2002 Pace Car Corvette

For the standard coupe and convertible there weren't many changes made for 2002. Two colors were discontinued, Dark Bowling Green Metallic and navy Blue Metallic. Electron Blue was a new color for the 2002 Vette. The automatic transmission cooler case changed from steel to aluminum. Floor mats were now standard. The magnesium wheel option was not advertised but some sets were sold as a $1500 option. The front stabilizer links were changed from rolled steel to aluminum for weight savings. This was originally intended only for Z51 and Z06 but was used for all Vettes to maintain consistency on the assembly line. Convertibles with the heads up display and the Z06 got a thinner windshield to save 2.65 pounds. Convertibles without the HUD and all coupes got the thicker windshield. The Z06 got 20 more horsepower and 15 more lb-ft of torque in its LS6 engine. Removal of the small pre-cats in the titanium exhaust allowed more flow, the large cats got new internals to do the emissions job. The mass airflow sensor and air flow was redesigned to allow more air into the engine. Valves in the LS6 are hollow, exhaust valves are filled with potassium and sodium for better heat dispersal. The Z06 aluminum wheels were redesigned to be spun cast instead of forged for a 1.3 lb weight savings per car. Corvette Z06 also got redesigned suspension and reworked steering to reduce the turning radius by 2 feet.

Production Options and Build Statistics

Total 2002 Corvettes Built - 35,767

Total 2002 Coupes - 14,760
Total 2002 Convertibles - 12,710
Total 2002 Z06s - 8,297

Coupe Serial Numbers1G1YY22Gx25100000 - 1G1YY22Gx25135627
Convertible Serial Numbers1G1YY32Gx25100000 - 1G1YY32Gx25135627
Z06 Serial Numbers1G1YY12Sx25100000 - 1G1YY12Sx25105773

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the lower edge of driver's side windshield.

PositionCharacterDescription
11US Built
2GGeneral Motors Product
31Chevrolet Motor Division Vehicle
4-5YYCorvette
61 or 2 or 3Body style number
1 = Two-door fixed-roof hardtop
2 = Two-door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
3 = Two-door convertible GM body style 67
72 or 42=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
4=Active manual belts with frontal and side-impact driver and front passenger inflatable restraint system
8GLS1 5.7-liter (346 cu. in) Sequential multiport-fuel-injection (SFI) V8
9SLS6 5.7 liter sequential multiport-fuel-injection Chevrolet V-8
9?A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
101The model year 2=2002
115Bowling Green, Kentucky
12-17100001 and upProduction Sequence

Production Options

RPODescriptionCostCoupeConvertibleZ06Total
Prod.%Prod.%Prod.%Prod.%
1SABase Equipment Group$0.002,22015.0%3172.5%8,25499.5%10,79130.2%
1SBOption Package(Includes 1SA above)$1,750.001,3649.2%1,38210.9%0N/A2,7467.7%
AABMemory Package(Requires DD0)$175.0013,29490.1%12,45698.0%7,79493.9%33,54493.8%
AG1Power 6-Way Driver Seat(Std. on Z06)$305.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
AG2Power Passenger SeatN/A13,29490.1%12,45698.0%0N/A25,75072.0%
AN4Child Seat TetherN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
AP9Parcel Net (Coupe Only)$15.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
AQ9Driver & Pass. Reclin. Bucket SeatsN/A13,29490.1%12,45698.0%0N/A25,75072.0%
AR9Driver & Pass. European Bucket SeatsN/A1,4669.9%2542.0%8,297100.0%10,01728.0%
B34Floor Mats$25.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
B84Body Side Moldings$150.008,64458.6%7,99862.9%4,78057.6%21,42259.9%
C2LDual Roof Package$1,200.005,07914.2%0N/A0N/A5,07914.2%
C60Basic Climate Control SystemN/A1,4669.9%2542.0%0N/A1,7204.8%
CC3Transparent Roof Panel$750.004,20811.8%0N/A0N/A4,20811.8%
CF7Non-Transparent Roof PanelN/A5,47315.3%0N/A0N/A5,47315.3%
CJ2Air Cond. - Auto Climate ControlN/A13,29490.1%12,45698.0%8,297100.0%34,04795.2%
CV3Mexico Export OptionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DD0Electronic Monochromatic Mirrors(Requires AAB)$120.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EXPExport OptionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
F45Sel. Real Time Damping Suspension$1,695.001,88112.7%2,89222.8%0N/A4,77313.3%
FE1Base SuspensionN/A11,43377.5%9,93178.1%0N/A21,36459.7%
FE3Sport Suspension(Included with Z51)N/A3,32722.5%2,77921.9%0N/A6,10617.1%
FE9Federal Emissions CertificateN/A10,34470.1%9,43674.2%6,04072.8%25,82072.2%
G92Performance Axle Ratio (3.15)N/A5,05134.2%4,59536.2%0N/A9,64627.0%
GU2Rear Axle Ratio (2.73)N/A5,25035.6%4,02131.6%0N/A9,27125.9%
GU6Performance Axle Ratio (3.42)N/A4,45930.2%4,09432.2%8,297100.0%16,85047.1%
M304-speed Auto. Transmission$0.0010,30169.8%8,61667.8%0N/A18,91752.9%
MM66-Speed Manual Transmission$915.004,45930.2%4,09432.2%0N/A8,55323.9%
N37Steering Column, Power Telescope Manual Tilt$350.0011,51678.0%11,63091.5%0N/A23,14664.7%
N73Magnesium Wheel Pkg.N/A360.2%780.6%0N/A1140.3%
NB8CA/Northeast Emission Certified$0.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
NG1Massachusetts/New York Emissions Requirements$0.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
QD4Standard 5-Spoke Wheels(Not avail. w/Z06)$0.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
QF5Deluxe High Polish Wheels(Not avail. w/Z06)$1,295.0011,40877.3%11,18988.0%0N/A22,59763.2%
R6MNew Jersey Surcharge (mandatory in NJ)$0.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
R8CNCM Delivery Package$490.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
T96Fog LampsN/A13,29490.1%12,45698.0%0N/A25,72071.9%
U1SRemote Compact 12-Disc Changer$600.006,41443.5%7,31157.5%0N/A13,72538.4%
UL0AM/FM Cassette (1YY07/1YY67)(Reqs. U1S)$600.002,23115.1%1,97915.6%0N/A4,21011.8%
UN0AM/FM Stereo with CDN/A12,52984.9%10,73184.4%8,297100.0%31,55788.2%
UV6Heads-Up DisplayN/A11,99581.3%11,74692.4%0N/A23,74166.4%
V49Front License Plate Frame$15.007,63651.7%7,47458.8%4,83858.3%19,94855.8%
XGGFront Tire - P245/45ZR17$0.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
YGHRear Tire - P275/40ZR18$0.00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Z49Canadian Options$0.002201.5%6124.8%2933.5%1,1253.1%
Z51Performance Handling Package$395.003,32722.5%2,77921.9%0N/A6,10617.1%

Color Options for 2002

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Other combinations could be ordered.
RPOColorCostMfr CodeCoupeConvertibleZ06Total
Prod.%Prod.%Prod.%Prod.%
11UPewter Metallic$0.00WA-382E1,57810.7%1,0727.3%0N/A2,6507.4%
12UQuicksilver Metallic$0.00WA-519F1,80812.2%1,3439.1%1,46711.5%4,61812.9%
21UElectron Blue Metallic$0.00WA-779J2,22215.1%1,3719.3%1,81414.3%5,40715.1%
40USpeedway White$0.00WA-85548796.0%8846.0%0N/A1,7634.9%
41UBlack$0.00WA-85552,52217.1%2,40216.3%2,20517.3%7,12919.9%
70UTorch Red$0.00WA-90752,83019.2%2,28615.5%1,74613.7%6,86219.2%
79UMillenium Yellow$0.00WA-423G1,3128.9%1,66311.3%1,0658.4%4,04011.3%
86UMagnetic Red Metallic II$0.00N/A1,60910.9%1,68911.4%0N/A3,2989.2%

Interior Colors

RPOColorCostCoupeConvertibleZ06Total
Prod.%Prod.%Prod.%Prod.%
19IBlack$0.0010,25669.5%8,33065.5%6,73481.2%25,32070.8%
67ILight Oak$0.002,18214.8%3,13524.7%0N/A5,31714.9%
70IFirethorn Red$0.004112.8%5884.6%1,56318.8%2,5627.2%
92ILight Gray$0.001,91112.9%6575.2%0N/A2,5687.2%


Convertible Top Colors

RPOColorProduction%
16TWhite5013.9%
41TBlack9,27673.0%
67TLight Oak2,93323.1%

2002 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions


FeatureDimensions
Wheelbase104.5 inches (2.654 m)
Overall length179.7 inches (4.564 m)
Overall width73.6 inches (1.869 m)
Overall height47.9 inches (1.217 m)
Front tread62.0 inches (1.575 m)
Rear tread62.1 inches (1.577 m)
Standard Tires Front/RearP245/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P275/40ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle GT
Ground Clearance3.7 inches
Curb Weight
SteeringPower Rack and PinionPower-assisted, speed-sensitive, magnetic variable-effort power rack and steering
Front suspensionIndependent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset.
Rear suspensionIndependent five-link design with tow and camber adjustment, cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel tie rods and stabilizer bar, and tubular U-jointed metal matrix composite driveshaft.
BrakesAntilock four-wheel power disc
Body constructionFiberglass; integral perimeter frame with center back­bone/all-welded steel body frame construction
Fuel tank19.1 US Gal (15.9 Imp Gal) (72 liters)


Engine Specifications

FeatureBase Engine RPO LS1Z06 Engine RPO LS6
TypeV-8, 90-degree Overhead valveV-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
BlockAll AluminumAll Aluminum;
Displacement346 cid (5.7 liters)346 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke3.90" x 3.62"3.90" x 3.62"
Compression ratio10.1:110.5:1
Brake horsepower350 @ 5600405 @ 6000
Torque360 lb-ft @ 4000400 lb-ft @ 4800
Main bearingFiveFive
Valve liftersHydraulic, two valves per cylinderHydraulic, two valves per cylinder
Fuel supplySequential Multi-port injection (MPI) systemSequential Multi-port injection (MPI) system

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