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Chevrolet Corvette

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Chevrolet Corvette

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4339 cm3 / 264.8 cu in / 264.8 cu in, 156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1956
ModelCorvetteIssued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4267 mm / 168.0 in / 168.0 inTotal (curb) weight1313 kg / 2895 lb / 2895 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearance203 mm / 8.0 in / 8.0 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.5 UK gal / 16.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement4339 cm3 / 264.8 cu in / 264.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity542.38 cm3/cylinder / 33.098 cu in/cylinder / 33.098 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)62.6 kW / 84.0 hp / 84.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.1 kW/l / 0.793 bhp/cu in / 0.793 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.3 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio159.9 kW/ton / 121.2 bhp/ton / 121.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle11.1 m / 36.4 ft / 36.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette

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