Chevrolet Corvette, 1961 MY 867

The Corvette is an automobile from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. It is part of Chevrolet's 867 range of cars. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 4.6 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) at 4800 rpm and 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1382 kg.

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Chevrolet Corvette, 1961 MY 867 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4488 mm
How heavy?
1382 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4639 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

2 door roadster FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1315 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1377 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1395 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5354 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5354 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1390 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5354 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5354 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1396 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1422 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1346 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1356 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1346 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1351 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1359 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1351 kg
1961 Chevrolet Corvette data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2591 mm 102 inches
Track/tread (front) 1448 mm 57 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1499 mm 59 inches
Length 4488 mm 176.7 inches
Width 1788 mm 70.4 inches
Height 1344 mm 52.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1382 kg 3047 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62.1 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.6 litre
4639 cc
(283.089 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.43 × 76.2 mm
3.88 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.29
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
87.73 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Carter 3779178 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1102.5 kPa (159.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 579.88 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 168.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
124.1 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
166.43 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.06 kg/kW
13.46 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 3.700
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5K x 15
Wheel size rear 5K x 15
Tyres front 6.70 x 15 4PR
Tyres rear 6.70 x 15 4PR
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.70
general
Carfolio.com ID326249
Production total
Model code
Model family 867
RAC rating 48.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Chevrolet Corvette added 2013-04-01.
Last modified 2013-04-01.