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Chevrolet Corvette C3

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Chevrolet Corvette C3

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5735 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in, 386.5 N·m / 285.0 lb·ft / 285.0 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1973
ModelCorvette C3Issued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4700 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in / 98.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
FuelStroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5735 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity716.69 cm3/cylinder / 43.735 cu in/cylinder / 43.735 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque386.5 N·m / 285.0 lb·ft / 285.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque67.4 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette C3

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