1954 Chevrolet Corvette, 1954 MY 2934

The Chevrolet Corvette is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its powerplant placed in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body. The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the 2934 model family from Chevrolet. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 3.9 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) at 4200 rpm and 305 N·m (225 lb·ft/31.1 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission. Its claimed kerb weight is 1293 kg.

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1954 Chevrolet Corvette, 1954 MY 2934 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4242 mm
How heavy?
1293 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3859 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
305 Nm / 225 ft.lb / 31.1 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Chevrolet Corvette models

2 door roadster FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1315 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1359 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 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 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1350 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 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1398 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1390 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1397 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 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 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1376 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW 1350 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1294 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4339 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1302 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1302 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1298 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW 1294 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4339 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4520 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1016 kg
1954 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 4242 mm 167 inches
Width 1834 mm 72.2 inches
Height 1323 mm 52.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1293 kg 2851 lb
Weight distribution 53 % front
fuel tank capacity 65.4 litres 14.4 UK Gal 17.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code Blue Flame
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.9 litre
3859 cc
(235.491 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.49 × 100 mm
3.56 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
40.2 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
305 Nm (225 ft·lb) (31.1 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
79.04 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 3 Carter carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 993.2 kPa (144.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 643.17 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 121.54 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
89.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
119.88 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.19 kg/kW
18.69 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 3.900
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5K x 15
Wheel size rear 5K x 15
Tyres front 6.70-15-4
Tyres rear 6.70-15-4
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID4411
Production total
Model code
Model family 2934
RAC rating 30.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Chevrolet Corvette added 1999-12-29.
Last modified 2013-04-01.