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Chevrolet Corvette C3

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Chevrolet Corvette C3

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5765 cm3 / 351.8 cu in / 351.8 cu in, 154.0 kW / 206.5 hp / 206.5 hp, 345.8 N·m / 255.0 lb·ft / 255.0 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1977
ModelCorvette C3Issued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4730 l / 167.04 cu ft / 167.04 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4710 mm / 185.4 in / 185.4 inTotal (curb) weight1564 kg / 3448 lb / 3448 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in / 98.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity66 l / 14.5 UK gal / 17.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 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 TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5765 cm3 / 351.8 cu in / 351.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power154.0 kW / 206.5 hp / 206.5 hp at
AspirationMax. torque345.8 N·m / 255.0 lb·ft / 255.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.1 kW / 111.4 hp / 111.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output26.7 kW/l / 0.587 bhp/cu in / 0.587 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque60.0 N·m/l / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in / 0.52 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) speed212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 sPower-to-weight ratio134.3 kW/ton / 101.8 bhp/ton / 101.8 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 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 detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette C3

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