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Chevrolet Nova Sedan

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Chevrolet Nova Sedan

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5013 cm3 / 305.9 cu in / 305.9 cu in, 331.0 N·m / 244.1 lb·ft / 244.1 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1977
ModelNova SedanIssued until
SerieNovaNumber 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

Length4996 mm / 196.7 in / 196.7 inTotal (curb) weight1491 kg / 3287 lb / 3287 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 cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply1 Rochester 17057111 carburettorEngine displacement5013 cm3 / 305.9 cu in / 305.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity626.63 cm3/cylinder / 38.239 cu in/cylinder / 38.239 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque331.0 N·m / 244.1 lb·ft / 244.1 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque66.0 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber 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 ratio97.2 kW/ton / 73.7 bhp/ton / 73.7 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 detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Nova Sedan

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