Chevrolet Vega Cosworth, 1975 MY 1HV11

The Chevrolet Vega Cosworth is a 3 door hatchback style motor vehicle with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) at 5600 rpm and 145 N·m (107 lb·ft/14.8 kgm) at 4800 rpm respectively. The power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. The Chevrolet Vega Cosworth weighs a claimed 1125 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 180 km/h or 112 mph.

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Chevrolet Vega Cosworth, 1975 MY 1HV11 information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4460 mm
How heavy?
1125 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1994 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
145 Nm / 107 ft.lb / 14.8 kgm @ 4800 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

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1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2465 mm 97 inches
Track/tread (front) 1390 mm 54.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1360 mm 53.5 inches
Length 4460 mm 175.6 inches
Width 1660 mm 65.4 inches
Height 1270 mm 50 inches
Ground clearance 130 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1125 kg 2480 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.5 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cosworth
Engine code LY-3
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1994 cc
(121.681 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.93 × 80.26 mm
3.5 × 3.16 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
55.2 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
145 Nm (107 ft·lb) (14.8 kgm)
at 4800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
72.72 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system Bendix fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 913.8 kPa (132.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 99.14 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
72.91 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
97.78 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.71 kg/kW
22.91 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front BR70-13B
Tyres rear BR70-13B
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID229108
Production total
Model code 1HV11
Model family
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth added 2011-01-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.