2001 Chevrolet Corvette Automatic US

The Corvette is a rear wheel drive coupé motor vehicle with a front placed engine, sold by Chevrolet. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 350 bhp (355 PS/261 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 488 N·m (360 lb·ft/49.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic 'box. The Chevrolet Corvette weighs a claimed 1460 kg at the kerb. Top stated speed is 282 km/h or 175 mph.

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Key facts

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Automatic US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4566 mm
How heavy?
1460 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5666 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
355 PS / 350 bhp / 261 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
488 Nm / 360 ft.lb / 49.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5 s
How fast?
282 km/h, 175 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 390 PS 385 bhp 287 kW 1409 kg

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2001 Chevrolet Corvette Automatic data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2656 mm 104.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1572 mm 61.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 4566 mm 179.8 inches
Width 1869 mm 73.6 inches
Height 1212 mm 47.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1460 kg 3219 lb
Weight distribution 51 % front
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code LS1
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5666 cc
(345.761 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99 × 92 mm
3.9 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
355 PS (350 bhp) (261 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
61.8 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
488 Nm (360 ft·lb) (49.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
86.13 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system SePFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1082.3 kPa (157 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 708.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 282 km/h (175 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 243.06 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
178.76 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
239.73 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.59 kg/kW
9.34 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.660
Turning circle 1.00 m
Front suspension I.DW.LS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.TLS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8½ x 17
Wheel size rear 9½ x 18
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle F1 GS P245/45 ZR 17
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle F1 GS P275/40 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 320 mm
Rear brake diameter 320 mm
Braked area 2714 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID80267
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Chevrolet Corvette Automatic added 2001-06-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.