Chevrolet Corvette, 1972 MY

The Corvette is a rear wheel drive coupé road car with a front positioned engine, sold by Chevrolet. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.7 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 255 bhp (259 PS/190 kW) at 5600 rpm and 380 Nm (280 lbft/38.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1499 kg. Maximum stated speed is 196 km/h or 122 mph.

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Chevrolet Corvette, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4636 mm
How heavy?
1499 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
259 PS / 255 bhp / 190 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 ft.lb / 38.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
196 km/h, 122 mph

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 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 3M 5896 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 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 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 6555 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1624 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4727 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1200 kg
1972 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) 1491 mm 58.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1509 mm 59.4 inches
Length 4636 mm 182.5 inches
Width 1753 mm 69 inches
Height 1214 mm 47.8 inches
Ground clearance 122 mm 4.8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1499 kg 3305 lb
Weight distribution 49 % front
fuel tank capacity 68 litres 15 UK Gal 18 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 5.7 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
(DIN)
259 PS (255 bhp) (190 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
44.5 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
66.28 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 832.9 kPa (120.8 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 196 km/h (122 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 172.48 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
126.85 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
170.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.88 kg/kW
13.17 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 12.00 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.W.SE.RA.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 4124 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID44121
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet Corvette added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-04-01.