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Chevrolet Vega 2300

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Chevrolet Vega 2300

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2294 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 164.0 N·m / 121.0 lb·ft / 121.0 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1972
ModelVega 2300Issued until
SerieVegaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4310 mm / 169.7 in / 169.7 inTotal (curb) weight1004 kg / 2213 lb / 2213 lb
Width1661 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1318 mm / 51.9 in / 51.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2464 mm / 97.0 in / 97.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1399 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1374 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance122 mm / 4.8 in / 4.8 inFuel capacity42 l / 9.2 UK gal / 11.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.9 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement2294 cm3 / 140.0 cu in / 140.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity573.50 cm3/cylinder / 34.997 cu in/cylinder / 34.997 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque164.0 N·m / 121.0 lb·ft / 121.0 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.0 kW/l / 0.572 bhp/cu in / 0.572 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.5 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.53

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio79.7 kW/ton / 60.4 bhp/ton / 60.4 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.4Turning circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Vega 2300

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