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Chevrolet Corvette 5.4 C2

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 5.4 C2

5-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 5353 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in, 224.0 kW / 300.4 hp / 300.4 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1963
ModelCorvette 5.4 C2Issued until
SerieCorvetteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5490 l / 193.88 cu ft / 193.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4450 mm / 175.2 in / 175.2 inTotal (curb) weight1375 kg / 3031 lb / 3031 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in / 98.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.6Frontal area (A)1.94 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.16 m2 / 12.5 sq ft / 12.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)28.9 kW / 38.7 hp / 38.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5353 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity669.66 cm3/cylinder / 40.865 cu in/cylinder / 40.865 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power224.0 kW / 300.4 hp / 300.4 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)89.6 kW / 120.2 hp / 120.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.9 kW/l / 0.920 bhp/cu in / 0.920 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.2 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio221.2 kW/ton / 167.6 bhp/ton / 167.6 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Corvette 5.4 C2

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