1957 Corvette Specifications


Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
168.0
Width, inches
70.5
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
51.1
Curb Weight, pounds
2,985


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch 4.6/283
4.6/283 4.6/283 4.6/283 4.6/283
Bore x stroke, inches 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00
Fuel Management 1 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl. fuel injection 2 x 4-bbl. fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm 220 @ 4800 245 @ 5800 250 @ 4800 250 @ 4800 283 @ 6200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 300 @ 3000 300 @ 3000 305 @ 3800 305 @ 3800 290 @ 4400


 
Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
250 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
5.7
0-100 mph, sec
NA
1/4-mile, sec
14.3

(Source: Road & Track)

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
6,339
$3,176.32


 
Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Heater
5,373
$118.40
AM Radio, signal seeking
3,635
199.10
Parking Brake Alarm
1,873
5.40
Courtesy Lights
2,489
8.65
Windshield Washer
2,555
11.85
Wheels, 15 x 5.5
51
15.10
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
5,019
31.60
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
1,393
188.30
Auxiliary Hardtop
4,055
215.20
Power Windows
379
59.20
Two-Tone Paint
2,794
19.40
245 hp Engine
2,045
150.65
270 hp Engine
1,621
182.95
Power Operated Folding Top
1,336
139.90
250 hp Engine Fl (579A)
182
484.20
283 hp Engine FI (579B)
713
484.20
250 hp Engine FI (579C)
102
484.20
283 hp Engine FI (579E)
43
726.30
Positraction Rear Axle, 3.70:1 327
48.45
Positraction Rear Axle, 4.11:1
1,772
48.45
Positraction Rear Axle, 4.56:1
NA
48.45
Heavy Duty Racing Suspension
51
780.10
4-speed Manual Transmission
664
188.30


 
Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Onyx Black
2,189
Aztec Copper
452
Cascade Green
550
Arctic Blue
487
Venetian Red
1,320
Polo White
1,273
Inca Silver
65