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Chevrolet Corvette

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Chevrolet Corvette

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3859 cm3 / 235.5 cu in / 235.5 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1953
ModelCorvetteIssued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5490 l / 193.88 cu ft / 193.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4242 mm / 167.0 in / 167.0 inTotal (curb) weight1293 kg / 2851 lb / 2851 lb
Width1834 mm / 72.2 in / 72.2 inDry weight
Height1323 mm / 52.1 in / 52.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2591 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeBlue FlameTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.5 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supply3 carbsEngine displacement3859 cm3 / 235.5 cu in / 235.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity643.17 cm3/cylinder / 39.249 cu in/cylinder / 39.249 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.0 hp / 60.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.0 kW/l / 0.637 bhp/cu in / 0.637 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio116.0 kW/ton / 87.9 bhp/ton / 87.9 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP215/65-R15Tyres rear33-4
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette

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