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Chevrolet Corvette 427

Brief specs of Chevrolet Corvette 427

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6999 cm3 / 427.1 cu in / 427.1 cu in, 324.4 kW / 435.0 hp / 435.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 624.0 N·m / 460.2 lb·ft / 460.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from
ModelCorvette 427Issued 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

Length4448 mm / 175.1 in / 175.1 inTotal (curb) weight1515 kg / 3340 lb / 3340 lb
Width1768 mm / 69.6 in / 69.6 inDry weight
Height1265 mm / 49.8 in / 49.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1463 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1481 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply3 Ho carbsEngine displacement6999 cm3 / 427.1 cu in / 427.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity874.88 cm3/cylinder / 53.388 cu in/cylinder / 53.388 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power324.4 kW / 435.0 hp / 435.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque624.0 N·m / 460.2 lb·ft / 460.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.3 kW / 134.5 hp / 134.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.4 kW/l / 1.019 bhp/cu in / 1.019 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.2 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sPower-to-weight ratio287.1 kW/ton / 217.5 bhp/ton / 217.5 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 time13.80 s / 13.80 s / 13.80 s (top 104 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.92Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels front15 x 6Wheels rear15 x 6
Tyres front7.75 x 15Tyres rear7.75 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front298 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 inBrake diameter rear298 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette 427

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