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Chevrolet Corvette

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in, 246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1971
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

Length4636 mm / 182.5 in / 182.5 inTotal (curb) weight1529 kg / 3371 lb / 3371 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1214 mm / 47.8 in / 47.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)49.2 % / 49.2 % / 49.2 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.5 sq ft / 19.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeLT1Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChevroletValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement5733 cm3 / 349.8 cu in / 349.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity716.63 cm3/cylinder / 43.731 cu in/cylinder / 43.731 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)92.7 kW / 124.3 hp / 124.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.9 kW/l / 0.943 bhp/cu in / 0.943 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque85.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sPower-to-weight ratio215.8 kW/ton / 163.5 bhp/ton / 163.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.50 s / 14.50 s / 14.50 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time14.57 s / 14.57 s / 14.57 s (top 101 km/h / 62 mph / 62 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.0 x 15Wheels rear8.0 x 15
Tyres frontF70-15Tyres rearF70-15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette

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