Chevrolet Corvair, 1960 MY

The Corvair is an automobile from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a rear mounted engine and a 4 door saloon body style. The Chevrolet Corvair's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 170 N·m (125 lb·ft/17.3 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1095 kg.

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Chevrolet Corvair, 1960 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4572 mm
How heavy?
1095 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2296 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
170 Nm / 125 ft.lb / 17.3 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet Corvair models

2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 2683 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1159 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 3M 2683 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1213 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 3M 2375 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1134 kg
sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2687 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1111 kg
1960 Chevrolet Corvair data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1372 mm 54 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4572 mm 180 inches
Width 1702 mm 67 inches
Height 1302 mm 51.3 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1095 kg 2414 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 42.1 litres 9.3 UK Gal 11.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2296 cc
(140.111 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85.7 × 66 mm
3.37 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.3
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
34.8 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
170 Nm (125 ft·lb) (17.3 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
74.04 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 930.4 kPa (134.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 382.67 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 74.07 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.48 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
73.06 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.36 kg/kW
30.66 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 rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 5.000
Turning circle 12.00 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front 5½ x 13
Wheel size rear 5½ x 13
Tyres front 6.50 x 13
Tyres rear 6.50 x 13
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 229 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID45881
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 27.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1960 Chevrolet Corvair added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.