Chevrolet Corvette, 1973 MY 1YZ37

The Chevrolet Corvette is a 2 door coupé-bodied motor vehicle with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Corvette belongs to the 1YZ37 model family from Chevrolet. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.7 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) at 5200 rpm and 386 Nm (285 lbft/39.4 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. This power is supplied to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Corvette, 1973 MY 1YZ37 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4689 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
386 Nm / 285 ft.lb / 39.4 kgm @ 4000 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1454 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1528 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1500 kg
Honda S660 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1517 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5002 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1528 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1538 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1512 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1529 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1622 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1613 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1603 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1638 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1629 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1629 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1618 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1606 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1608 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1632 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1634 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1538 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7446 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1628 kg

Similar models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1329 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5344 cm3 276 PS 272 bhp 203 kW 1499 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5344 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1835 kg
Momo Mirage -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5572 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1554 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5572 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1445 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6555 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1624 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2994 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1043 kg
1973 Chevrolet Corvette data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2489 mm 98 inches
Track/tread (front) 1481 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1499 mm 59 inches
Length 4689 mm 184.6 inches
Width 1758 mm 69.2 inches
Height 1212 mm 47.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.88
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
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 L82
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.4 mm
4 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(net)
43.6 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
386 Nm (285 ft·lb) (39.4 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
67.33 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7043213 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 846.1 kPa (122.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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
Weight-to-power ratio
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8 x 15
Wheel size rear 8 x 15
Tyres front GR70 x 15B
Tyres rear GR70 x 15B
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter 298 mm
Rear brake diameter 298 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID327470
Production total
Model code
Model family 1YZ37
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Chevrolet Corvette added 2013-04-02.
Last modified 2013-04-02.