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Chevrolet Corvette 283 FI specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1320 kg (2910 lbs)
Dimensions 4.50 m (177 in) long, 1.85 m (73 in) wide, 1.30 m (51 in) high
Wheelbase 2.59 m (102 in)
Power / weight 223 ps (220 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 298 Nm (220 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1958
Origin country United States
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Submitted by Super8

Performance

Top speed 237 kph (147 mph)
0 - 100 kph 7.0 s
0 - 60 mph 6.6 s
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Super8  6y ago

This Corvette wasn't even close to fast compared to old Alfa Romeo who ever run on Tskuba. They were same like Vette, having a modern part but still has original specs from the day they were still a new car. Among them there was a Giulia Sprint GTA and Sprint Speciale who set time 1:13.52 and 1:13.53. That's the only standard old Alfa that I knew because most of them were modified by their owner for classic track day race.


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Super8  6y ago

@ 196ss: I'm not quite remember but it's definitely wider than original. It's still has a white wall but I can't remember the brand.


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196ss  6y ago

@ Super8: thanks, this laptime was very fast even for modifyed car. Don't you rememember modern tires size were same as original 170mm or wider?


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Viking  6y ago

@Super8 thanks for the lap time. Tires have evolved enormously over the 50 plus years since this Corvette was new, and is certain to be the most important improvement to lap times. Groovy car!


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Super8  6y ago

@ 196ss: It's 1:14.35. The reason why it so fast because it has modern part. New tires and new suspension is the reason why this car run so fast on track. The power rating still 290 hp but now it can deliver the power more efficient than the original 1958


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BR2+  6y ago

550x800m


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Shaggy  6y ago

What a machine!


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196ss  6y ago

@Super8:
You may not add it to the laptimes list, just post it in a comment. It's very interesting info, my expectation ~ 1:30.


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Super8  6y ago

@ 196ss: No, sorry. The reason I'm not add that because I didn't have a link or solid prove. I saw it with my eyes.


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196ss  6y ago

@Super8:
A year ago you've mentioned that you have Tsukuba laptime for this car. Can you post it?


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Viking  7y ago

Seeing this car reminds me of the beginning sequence in the movie "Heavy Metal". If you haven't seen this wonderful animated film from 1981, I heartily recommend it. It starts with a classic Corvette like this being launched from a space shuttle to do a re-entry on a planet. Cool, and with groovy music.


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BR2'  7y ago

...Never been a fan of White Wall tyres, Never sat right with me.


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Shaggy  7y ago

I would love to drive down route 66 in this car, the '58 Corvette, and other classic corvettes from the 50s, 60s, and early 70s are the perfect cars for that.
@ Everyone: Here's an interesting question. What would you drive on a road trip on America's most famous highway?


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Flabernat  7y ago

What a beautiful combination of engineering and passion.... gotta love those white-wall tires! ;)


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Super8  7y ago

I actually had a laptime for this car in Tsukuba. But I don't have the prove because the owner didn't set the time on laptime list.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Super8: This is one of my dream cars! I love the '58 Corvette!
@ Mental: ROCK ON!


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Mental  7y ago

Rock'n'roll! Classic Vette - pure desire.


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Super8  7y ago

Runner up!