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Chevrolet Corvette

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4638 cm3 / 283.0 cu in / 283.0 cu in, 171.5 kW / 230.0 hp / 230.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1957
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

Length4510 mm / 177.6 in / 177.6 inTotal (curb) weight1376 kg / 3034 lb / 3034 lb
Width1855 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance203 mm / 8.0 in / 8.0 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.5 UK gal / 16.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement4638 cm3 / 283.0 cu in / 283.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity579.75 cm3/cylinder / 35.379 cu in/cylinder / 35.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power171.5 kW / 230.0 hp / 230.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.6 kW / 92.0 hp / 92.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.0 kW/l / 0.813 bhp/cu in / 0.813 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.8 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio167.2 kW/ton / 126.6 bhp/ton / 126.6 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-lockTurning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 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

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