I bet if the emission equipment was removed and the engined tuned for stronger performance rather than the smog emissions of the day, I'm sure there would be a few horses to bet had.
Chevrolet Vega Cosworth specs
|Curb weight||1125 kg (2480 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.48 m (176 in) long, 1.66 m (65 in) wide, 1.27 m (50 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.46 m (97 in)|
|Origin country||United States|
|Engine type||GM 122 Cu L-4 Modified by Cosworth|
|Displacement||2.0 l (122 ci / 1999 cc)|
|Power||112 ps (110 bhp / 82 kw) @ 5600 rpm|
|Torque||145 Nm (107 lb-ft) @ 4800 rpm|
|Power / liter||56 ps (55 hp)|
|Power / weight||99 ps (98 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||129 Nm (95 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual (3.73 ratio)|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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Mdr 5y ago
db 9y ago
Found this on zeroto60times.com
1975 Toyota Corolla E-5 0-60 mph 15.0 Quarter mile 20.8. 1976 Toyota Corolla SR-5 Liftback 0-60 mph 15.2 Quarter mile 19.2.
Bijan 10y ago
@ Mental : agree with you , the Cosworth usually means Performance , but in this case , its some different .
The Cosworth-Vega came with cast aluminum wheels , Wider radial tires ,anti-roll bars front and rear, specific gear ratios for the four-speed, free-flow exhaust system, quick steering .Alas, The Cosworth engine didn't make the Vega into a BMW 2002 or Alfa Romeo GTV beater .
Mental 10y ago
Holy imps, and that's modified by the Cosworth! Don't even want to imagine what it was basic! Though, yeah, I know, 110 hp was more than enough for a little sportscar, but for this car it looks so not enough, whether it's Cosworth. Didn't know Cosworth was cooperating with GM. But I see it's quite lightweight, so is it maybe a good handling?
From the side and back this car looks good enough, but the front... did it ram the guardrail?..
T. Lightning 3y ago
Was originally meant to be ~180 hp but emissions regulations tightened eventually strangling it down to 110 hp. Not bad for the time out of a 4 cyl but not great either.
FastestLaps 3y ago @T. Lightning
70s and 80s was when stricter emissions standards were introduced worldwide and engines were first equipped with things like catalytic converters. Naturally, the performance hit was initially very high.
Super8 10y ago
Usually Cosworth always fast. But this one is very slow. 0-60 in 10.3 sec was slower than Toyota Corolla.