1962 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette is a rear wheel drive roadster motor vehicle with a front located engine, manufactured by Chevrolet. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 5.4 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) at 4400 rpm and 475 Nm (350 lbft/48.4 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1315 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 241 km/h or 150 mph.

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
4496 mm
How heavy?
1315 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5354 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
475 Nm / 350 ft.lb / 48.4 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.9 s
How fast?
241 km/h, 150 mph

Chevrolet Corvette models

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
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 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
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
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4639 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
Chevrolet Corvette -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1397 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 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 4639 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1376 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW 1350 kg
1962 Chevrolet Corvette data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2590 mm 102 inches
Track/tread (front) 1448 mm 57 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1499 mm 59 inches
Length 4496 mm 177 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1270 mm 50 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1315 kg 2899 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
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 253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 46.7 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 475 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 88.72 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1114.9 kPa (161.7 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 5.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 241 km/h (150 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 192.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
141.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
190.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.05 kg/kW
11.78 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.W.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID89584
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Chevrolet Corvette added 2002-01-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.