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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1570 kg (3461 lbs)
Dimensions 4.62 m (182 in) long, 1.76 m (69 in) wide, 1.21 m (48 in) high
Wheelbase 2.49 m (98 in)
Introduced 1968
Origin country United States
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Performance

0 - 100 kph4.5 s
0 - 60 mph4.3 s
1/4 mile13.6 s @ 111.2 mph
Top speed291 kph (181 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type GM Chevrolet Big-Block V8 427 L88
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci / 6997 cc)
Power 537 ps (530 bhp / 395 kw) @ 6400 rpm
Torque 746 Nm (550 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
Power / liter 77 ps (76 hp)
Power / weight 342 ps (338 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 475 Nm (350 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Muncie M21/M22 close ratio 4 Speed Manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Hoppelmoppel123  3m ago

FAKE like most of the other corvettes added.

 

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196ss  3m ago

Actually it's not fake.
High performance L88 engine was avaible in C2 MY1967 and C3 MY1968. 20 and 80 units were prodused respectevely.
Here is the link:
http://vettefacts.com/C3/1968.aspx
Listed power is estimated SAE gross hp. Factory claimed was 430 hp (very underrated though).


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Hoppelmoppel123  3m ago @196ss

Then change the power to 430 hp fastestlaps.


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hostboy  5d ago

Agreed. We should always rely on advertised power. A modern BMW M5 makes 650+hp, but we always formally say it has 600-625hp


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Metajore  2y ago

This car is not making 530 HP. These ratings are gross ratings, not SAE net rating like most cars today. I estimate that this car is making 400-450 net hp.


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Super8  8y ago

@Shaggy: Yeah, L88 is the fastest production Corvette in that time. C2 version can only reach 170 mph because aero problem. But in C3 cars it solved and the result it can reach over 170 mph.


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S  8y ago

Wow thats fast for a......... c3


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Super8: 180 mph?!


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Super8  8y ago

One of the American icon that ever became the fastest car not just in America but in the world. Tested by GM test track can reach 180 mph and some magazine write this car can reach over 170 mph. Only Ferrari Daytona, Lamborghini Miura and Shelby Cobra who can match it's top speed. Output by GM is 430 hp @ 4600 but true output is 530 hp @ 6400.


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Super8  10y ago

Well if you want to buy this in 1968, you must order it under RPO C48 and this car doesn't has radio and heater. All of the L88 model got 4 Disc Brake (Power Brake) and heavy duty suspension also it has 200 mph Spedometer. It 1.500 USD more costly than base model. The racing model got 600 Hp and can reach 194 mph in 12 Hours race in Sebring Raceway. Sucessor of this car is Corvette ZL1.