Key facts

Chevrolet Corvair information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4572 mm
How heavy?
1111 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2687 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
96 PS / 95 bhp / 71 kW @ 3700 rpm
How much torque?
154 Nm / 114 / 15.7 kgm @ 2400 rpm


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Chevrolet Corvair technical specifications


Chevrolet Corvair is an automobile that has a saloon (sedan) body style with a rear mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
The 2.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that develops 95 bhp (96 PS/71 kW) of power at 3700 rpm, and maximum torque of 154 N·m (114 lb·ft/15.7 kgm) at 2400 rpm.
The power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a claimed 1111 kg at the kerb.
Chevrolet Corvair data
Chevrolet Corvair data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2743 108
Track/tread (front) 1384 54.5
Track/tread (rear) 1397 55
Length 4572 180
Width 1702 67
Height 1283 50.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1111 kg 2449 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2687 cc
(163.971 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87 × 75 mm
3.43 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.16
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 96 PS (95 bhp) (71 kW)
at 3700 rpm
Specific output 35.4 bhp/litre
0.58 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 154 Nm (114 ft·lb) (15.7 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque 57.31 Nm/litre
0.69 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.25:1
Fuel system 2 Ro carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 720.2 kPa (104.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 447.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 86.7 PS/g
63.76 kW/g
85.51 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.68 kg/kW
26.2 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position rear
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.27
general ID45859
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 28.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Chevrolet Corvair added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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