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Chevrolet
Corvette 283
(1957)




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Marque (make)Image of Chevrolet Corvette 283
Chevrolet
SerieCorvette
Model family
ModelCorvette 283
Model code
Issued from1957
Issued until
Country of originUS
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2590 / 102.0 / 102.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1448 / 57.0 / 57.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1500 / 59.1 / 59.1
Length [mm / in / in]4510 / 177.6 / 177.6
Width [mm / in / in]1855 / 73.0 / 73.0
Height [mm / in / in]1308 / 51.5 / 51.5
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1350 / 2976 / 2976
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.06 / 22.2 / 22.2 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerGM
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type DetailsV8
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]98.4 / 3.87 / 3.87
Stroke [mm / in / in]76.2 / 3.00 / 3.00
Bore/Stroke ratio1.29
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]4638 / 283.0 / 283.0
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]579.75 / 35.379 / 35.379
Compression ratio10.5
Fuel supplyRo fuel inj.
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]211.0 / 283.0 / 283.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6200 / 6200 / 6200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]393.0 / 289.9 / 289.9
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4400 / 4400 / 4400
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]85.9 / 115.2 / 115.2 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]45.5 / 1.000 / 1.000
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]84.7 / 0.74 / 0.74

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]209.6 / 158.8 / 158.8
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]5.70 / 5.70 / 5.70
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]214 / 133 / 133
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension front
Suspension rear
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdrum
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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