Chevrolet Corvette Automatic (1956) Specifications

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1956 Chevrolet Corvette Automatic
Performance
Max Power 228.1 PS (225 bhp) (167.8 kW) @ 5200 rpm
Specific Output 51.9 bhp/litre0.85 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 1060 kPa (153.7 psi)
Max Torque 366.0 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kg m) @ 3600 rpm
Specific Torque 84.35 Nm/litre
Redline
Power to weight
Max Speed
0-50 mph (80 km/h)
0-60 mph
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Chassis
Doors 2
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders V8 in 90.0 degrees, vee
Engine Capacity 4.3 litre4339 cc (264.782 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 95.20 mm x76.20 mm 3.75 in x3 in
Compression Ratio 9.25:1
Engine Construction
Engine Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings 5
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Unitary capacity 542.38 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 2 Carter WCFB-2419SWCFB-2362S carburettors
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.55
Steering worm and sector
Brakes Drum /Drum
Brake size 279 mm front and rear 279 mm
Braked area
Suspension rear
Wheels 5K x 15rear 5K x 15
Tyres 6.70-15-4rear 6.70-15-4
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)
Max Turning Circle
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 4267 mm 168 in
Overall Width 1790 mm 70.5 in
Overall Height 1298 mm 51.1 in
Wheelbase 2591 mm 102 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1448 mm 57
Ground Clearance
Kerb Weight
Equipment
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 62.1 litres13.7 UK Gal16.4 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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