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Chevrolet Corvette

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 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, 156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 346.0 N·m / 255.2 lb·ft / 255.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1977
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)4730 l / 167.04 cu ft / 167.04 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4704 mm / 185.2 in / 185.2 inTotal (curb) weight1677 kg / 3697 lb / 3697 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inWeight distribution (front)48.0 % / 48.0 % / 48.0 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.89  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.82 m2 / 19.6 sq ft / 19.6 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 ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power156.6 kW / 210.0 hp / 210.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque346.0 N·m / 255.2 lb·ft / 255.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)62.6 kW / 84.0 hp / 84.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.3 kW/l / 0.600 bhp/cu in / 0.600 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque60.4 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 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 ratio125.2 kW/ton / 94.9 bhp/ton / 94.9 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

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