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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 % 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
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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