1962 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327, 1963 MY 0837

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) at 4400 rpm and 475 N·m (350 lb·ft/48.4 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1369 kg.

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327, 1963 MY 0837 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4453 mm
How heavy?
1369 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5354 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
475 Nm / 350 ft.lb / 48.4 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1608 kg
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2489 mm 98 inches
Track/tread (front) 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1454 mm 57.2 inches
Length 4453 mm 175.3 inches
Width 1768 mm 69.6 inches
Height 1265 mm 49.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1369 kg 3018 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5354 cc
(326.721 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 82.55 mm
4 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.23
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
46.7 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
475 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
88.72 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 Carter 3826003 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1114.9 kPa (161.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 669.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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
Power-to-weight ratio 185.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
136.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
182.62 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.34 kg/kW
12.27 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 3.400
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.TL.
Wheel size front 5½K x 15
Wheel size rear 5½K x 15
Tyres front 6.70 x 15
Tyres rear 6.70 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.36
general
Carfolio.com ID273603
Production total
Model code 0837
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327 added 2012-05-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.