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Chevrolet Corvette

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1972
ModelCorvetteIssued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4636 mm / 182.5 in / 182.5 inTotal (curb) weight1499 kg / 3305 lb / 3305 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1214 mm / 47.8 in / 47.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)49.0 % / 49.0 % / 49.0 %
Ground clearance122 mm / 4.8 in / 4.8 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.5 sq ft / 19.5 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 (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity716.63 cm3/cylinder / 43.731 cu in/cylinder / 43.731 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 80.0 hp / 80.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.0 kW/l / 0.572 bhp/cu in / 0.572 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.0 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.36

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio133.4 kW/ton / 101.1 bhp/ton / 101.1 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Radius arms, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

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