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  Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster V8
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1955
Numbers built:700
Introduced at:1953 Motorama
Internal name:C1
Designed by:Harley Earl / in-house
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 4,343 cc / 265 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Carter 2066S Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 195 bhp / 145 KW
BHP/Liter 45 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on steel frame chassis
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 3 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,272 kilo / 2,804 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,249 mm (167.3 in) / 1,773 mm (69.8 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,591 mm (102 in) / 1,448 mm (57 in) / 1,494 mm (58.8 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.15 bhp / kg

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