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Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in, 268.5 kW / 360.1 hp / 360.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 477.0 N·m / 351.8 lb·ft / 351.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1963
ModelCorvette Sting Ray 327Issued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4453 mm / 175.3 in / 175.3 inTotal (curb) weight1377 kg / 3036 lb / 3036 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1275 mm / 50.2 in / 50.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1454 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.6 sq ft / 20.6 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyRo fuel inj.Engine displacement5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity669.25 cm3/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio11.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power268.5 kW / 360.1 hp / 360.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque477.0 N·m / 351.8 lb·ft / 351.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.102 bhp/cu in / 1.102 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.1 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sTop (maximal) speed237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.20 s / 6.20 s / 6.20 sPower-to-weight ratio261.4 kW/ton / 198.1 bhp/ton / 198.1 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 frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Transverse leaf spring
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 Sting Ray 327

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