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1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4636 mm
How heavy?
1450 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5354 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
488 Nm / 360 / 49.8 kgm @ 3400 rpm


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1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 technical specifications


This car has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) at 5000 rpm and 488 N·m (360 lb·ft/49.8 kgm) at 3400 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a 3 speed manual set of gears.
It weighs a stated 1450 kg at the kerb.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 data
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2489 98
Track/tread (front) 1481 58.3
Track/tread (rear) 1499 59
Length 4636 182.5
Width 1753 69
Height 1194 47
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.86
Kerb weight 1450 kg 3197 lb
Weight distribution 49.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 75.5 litres 16.6 UK Gal 19.9 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5354 cc
(326.721 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 82.55 mm
4 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.23
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
56 bhp/litre
0.92 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
488 Nm (360 ft·lb) (49.8 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
91.15 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1145.4 kPa (166.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 669.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 209.77 PS/g
154.28 kW/g
206.9 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.48 kg/kW
10.83 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 front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.LS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio
general ID5038
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 added 1999-12-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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