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Figures & Specs: Chevrolet Corvette C1 235 Convertible - [1953]

Chevrolet Corvette Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Chevrolet Corvette Engine:

The Cabriolet version of the Corvette model has a 3859 cc (235.4 ci) 12 valve Straight 6 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Chevrolet Corvette Transmission:

This particular Chevrolet Corvette C1 235 Convertible has a 2 speed / Auto gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Chevrolet Corvette Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Chevrolet Corvette Power:

The Corvette's 3859 cc (235.4 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 150 bhp (111 kW) @ 4200 rpm.

Chevrolet Corvette Torque:

The Chevrolet Corvette produces torque measuring 223 lb-ft (302.3 Nm) @ 2400 rpm.

Chevrolet Corvette Power to Weight:

The Corvette weighs around 1290 kg (2843 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 116.2 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 172.8 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Chevrolet Corvette Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Chevrolet Corvette Top Speed:

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 235 Convertible - [1953] has a top speed of 108 mph (173.8 kph)

Chevrolet Corvette Acceleration:

This Corvette accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 11.0 seconds or 0-100kph in 11.4s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 15.02 seconds with a trap speed of 80.5 mph.

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Chevrolet Corvette C1 235 Convertible - [1953]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1953 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 3859 cc (235.4 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 2 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 108 mph (173.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 11.0 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 11.4 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 36.8 secs
  • Power: 150 bhp (111 kW) @ 4200 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1290 kgs (2843 lbs)
  • Torque: 223 lb-ft (302.3 Nm) @ 2400 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 16.91 secs @ 80.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 116.2 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 172.8 lb-ft
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