1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283

This vehicle has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 4.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 283 bhp (287 PS/211 kW) of power at 6200 rpm, and maximum torque of 393 N·m (290 lb·ft/40.1 kgm) at 4400 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox. The claimed weight at the kerb is 1350 kg. It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 214 km/h (133 mph).

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1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4510 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4639 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
287 PS / 283 bhp / 211 kW @ 6200 rpm
How much torque?
393 Nm / 290 ft.lb / 40.1 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.7 s
How fast?
214 km/h, 133 mph

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 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
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1356 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1354 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 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1346 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1390 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1398 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1397 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1376 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5116 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5116 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5116 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4OD 3781 cm3 269 PS 265 bhp 198 kW 1473 kg
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2590 mm 102 inches
Track/tread (front) 1448 mm 57 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Length 4510 mm 177.6 inches
Width 1855 mm 73 inches
Height 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1350 kg 2976 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
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 287 PS (283 bhp) (211 kW)
at 6200 rpm
Specific output 61 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 393 Nm (290 ft·lb) (40.1 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque 84.72 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Ro fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1064.6 kPa (154.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
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 5.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 214 km/h (133 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 212.54 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
156.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
209.63 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.4 kg/kW
10.69 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID43945
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.