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Figures & Specs: Chevrolet Corvette C1 283 Convertible - [1957]

Chevrolet Corvette Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Chevrolet Corvette Engine: The Cabriolet version of the Corvette model has a 4639 cc (283.0 ci) 16 valve V8 N/A Petrol engine.
Chevrolet Corvette Transmission: This particular Chevrolet Corvette C1 283 Convertible has a 3 speed/ Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Chevrolet Corvette Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Chevrolet Corvette Power: The Corvette's 4639 cc (283.0 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 283 bhp (211 kW) @ 6200 rpm.
Chevrolet Corvette Torque: The Chevrolet Corvette produces torque measuring 290 lb-ft (383.6 Nm) @ 4400 rpm.
Chevrolet Corvette Power to Weight: The Corvette weighs around 1350 kg (2976 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 209.6 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 214.8 lb-ft of torque per ton.

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

Chevrolet Corvette Top Speed: The Chevrolet Corvette C1 283 Convertible - [1957] has a top speed of 133 mph (214.0 kph)
Chevrolet Corvette Acceleration: This Corvette accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 5.7 seconds or 0-100kph in 5.9 and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 13.78 seconds with a trap speed of 99.3 mph.

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1957 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 4639 cc (283.0 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 3 speed/ Manual
  • Top Speed: 133 mph (214.0 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 283 bhp (211 kW) @ 6200 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1350 kgs (2976 lbs)
  • Torque: 290 lb-ft (383.6 Nm) @ 4400 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: F
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.78 secs @ 99.3 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 209.6 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 214.8 lb-ft

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