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Chevrolet El Camino Sport Coupe

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Chevrolet El Camino Sport Coupe

2-seater coupé, 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5357 cm3 / 326.9 cu in / 326.9 cu in, 261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1978
ModelEl Camino Sport CoupeIssued until
SerieEl CaminoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4730 l / 167.04 cu ft / 167.04 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5130 mm / 202.0 in / 202.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2980 mm / 117.3 in / 117.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.19 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
FuelStroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5357 cm3 / 326.9 cu in / 326.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity669.66 cm3/cylinder / 40.865 cu in/cylinder / 40.865 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp at
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output48.7 kW/l / 1.071 bhp/cu in / 1.071 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
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 ratio
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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP215/65-R15Tyres rearP215/65-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet El Camino Sport Coupe

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