1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 Convertible Automatic, 1971 MY

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 Convertible is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the engine located in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 7.4 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 365 bhp (370 PS/272 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 630 N·m (465 lb·ft/64.2 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. The claimed weight at the kerb is 1667 kg. Top claimed speed is 227 km/h, or 141 mph.

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Key facts

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 Convertible Automatic, 1971 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4636 mm
How heavy?
1667 kg
What size engine?
7.4 litre, 7446 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
370 PS / 365 bhp / 272 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
630 Nm / 465 ft.lb / 64.2 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.7 s
How fast?
227 km/h, 141 mph

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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 Convertible Automatic data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2489 mm 98 inches
Track/tread (front) 1491 mm 58.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1509 mm 59.4 inches
Length 4636 mm 182.5 inches
Width 1753 mm 69 inches
Height 1214 mm 47.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1667 kg 3675 lb
Weight distribution 51.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code LS5
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7.4 litre
7446 cc
(454.383 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 108 × 101.6 mm
4.25 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
370 PS (365 bhp) (272 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
49 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
630 Nm (465 ft·lb) (64.2 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
84.61 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7041205 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1063.2 kPa (154.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 5600 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 930.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 14.10 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.2 s
@ 100.33 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 227 km/h (141 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 222 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
163.28 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
218.96 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.12 kg/kW
10.23 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 8.0 x 15
Tyres front F70-15
Tyres rear F70-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter 298 mm
Rear brake diameter 298 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID123398
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 57.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 Convertible Automatic added 2004-12-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.