1957 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet motor car with a front placed engine, manufactured by Chevrolet. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.6 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The Chevrolet Corvette weighs a claimed 1376 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 220 km/h, which is 137 mph.

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1957 Chevrolet Corvette brief technical data

What body style?2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?4510 mm
How heavy?1376 kg
What size engine?4.6 litre, 4639 cm3
How many cylinders?8, V
How much power? 233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque? 407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?220 km/h, 137 mph

Chevrolet Corvette models

2 door roadster FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1315 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 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 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1359 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 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 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1390 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1398 kg
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1397 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 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 3M 4639 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW 1350 kg

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 4785 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 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
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5116 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
1957 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 4510 mm 177.6 inches
Width 1855 mm 73 inches
Height 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Ground clearance 203 mm 8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1376 kg 3034 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 61.4 litres 13.5 UK Gal 16.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
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)
233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
87.73 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1102.5 kPa (159.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
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 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 169.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
124.64 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
167.15 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.02 kg/kW
13.4 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 11.30 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID4906
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chevrolet Corvette added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.