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Chevrolet Vega

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Chevrolet Vega

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2285 cm3 / 139.4 cu in / 139.4 cu in, 60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1974
ModelVegaIssued until
SerieVegaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5490 l / 193.88 cu ft / 193.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4320 mm / 170.1 in / 170.1 inTotal (curb) weight1005 kg / 2216 lb / 2216 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity42 l / 9.2 UK gal / 11.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.82 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 cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.9 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2285 cm3 / 139.4 cu in / 139.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity571.72 cm3/cylinder / 34.888 cu in/cylinder / 34.888 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.0 kW / 32.2 hp / 32.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output26.3 kW/l / 0.577 bhp/cu in / 0.577 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.1 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.6 kW/ton / 61.8 bhp/ton / 61.8 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 alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.70x15Tyres rear6.70x15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Vega

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