Chevrolet Corvette 327, 1968 MY

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.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Corvette 327, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door 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 ft.lb / 49.8 kgm @ 3400 rpm

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1528 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1500 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1517 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5002 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1528 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1538 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1512 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1529 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1603 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1613 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1622 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1629 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1638 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1629 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1618 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1608 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1606 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1634 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1632 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7446 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW 1628 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1544 kg

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6286 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6286 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6286 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6286 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6286 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6286 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6286 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5563 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1510 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1521 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1510 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1521 kg
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette 327 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
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
Weight distribution 49 % front
fuel tank capacity 75.5 litres 16.6 UK Gal 19.9 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 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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
56 bhp/litre
0.92 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
488 Nm (360 ft·lb) (49.8 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
91.15 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
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
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 209.77 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
154.28 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
206.9 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/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 I.LS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com 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 2016-03-28.