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Chevrolet Nova Hatchback Coupé

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Chevrolet Nova Hatchback Coupé

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4085 cm3 / 249.3 cu in / 249.3 cu in, 244.0 N·m / 180.0 lb·ft / 180.0 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1977
ModelNova Hatchback CoupéIssued until
SerieNovaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4996 mm / 196.7 in / 196.7 inTotal (curb) weight1496 kg / 3298 lb / 3298 lb
Width1834 mm / 72.2 in / 72.2 inDry weight
Height1361 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2819 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1557 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore98.3 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.7 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 Rochester 17057316 carburettorEngine displacement4085 cm3 / 249.3 cu in / 249.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity680.83 cm3/cylinder / 41.547 cu in/cylinder / 41.547 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque244.0 N·m / 180.0 lb·ft / 180.0 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque59.7 N·m/l / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio60.2 kW/ton / 45.6 bhp/ton / 45.6 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.99Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front6 x 14Wheels rear6 x 14
Tyres frontE78 x 14Tyres rearE78 x 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Nova Hatchback Coupé

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