Chevrolet Corvette C1 [2nd restyling] roadster 4.6 Syncro-Mesh (1957–1958)

Car model: Chevrolet (Chevrolet) Title: Chevrolet Model: Corvette Generation: C1 [2nd restyling] roadster Modification: 4.6 Syncro-Mesh Year of issue: 1957-1958

Main characteristics


Front wheel track (mm) 1448
Wheelbase (mm) 2590
Height (mm) 1308
Width (mm) 1855
Rear wheel track (mm) 1500
Ground clearance (mm) 203
Curb Weight (kg) 1376
Length (mm) 4510


Bore (mm) 98.43
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Number of cylinders Eight
Piston stroke (mm) 76.2
Maximum torque (N • m) 393
Maximum torque revolutions, max. (rpm) 4400
Maximum power speed, max. (rpm) 6200
Intake type Carburetor
Engine configuration V-shaped
Engine power (hp) 283
Engine capacity (cm3) 4639
Engine’s type Petrol


Number of steps 3
Drive unit Rear
Transmission Mechanics

Suspension and brakes:

Rear brakes Drum
Front brakes Drum
Rear suspension Independent, spring, lever, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, with stabilizer bar
Front suspension Independent, lever, spring, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar

Performance indicators:

Fuel tank capacity (l) 61.4
Acceleration time to 100 km / h (s) 5.75
Maximum speed (km / h) 214
Recommended fuel AI-92


Turning diameter (m) 11.3
Power steering Missing

Tires, wheels:

Discs Front Rear
Rim width 6.5 6.5
Rim diameter 15 15
Number of mounting holes Five Five
Tires Front Rear
Tire diameter 15 15