1956 Chevrolet Corvette, 1957 MY 2934

The Chevrolet Corvette is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels. The Corvette forms part of Chevrolet's 2934 model range. Powering the Chevrolet Corvette is an overhead valve, 4.6 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 245 bhp (248 PS/183 kW) at 5000 rpm and 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 3800 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission. The Chevrolet Corvette weighs a claimed 1302 kg at the kerb.

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1956 Chevrolet Corvette, 1957 MY 2934 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4267 mm
How heavy?
1302 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4639 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
248 PS / 245 bhp / 183 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 3800 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 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 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 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
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 4339 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
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 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 3A 4339 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1530 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5116 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1575 kg
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 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 4267 mm 168 inches
Width 1791 mm 70.5 inches
Height 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1302 kg 2870 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62.1 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.4 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 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
(Gross)
248 PS (245 bhp) (183 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
52.8 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
87.73 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 Carter carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1102.5 kPa (159.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
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
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 190.79 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
140.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
188.17 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.13 kg/kW
11.9 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 I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
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 manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.70
general
Carfolio.com ID4642
Production total
Model code
Model family 2934
RAC rating 48.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Chevrolet Corvette added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.