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1957 Corvette

  • Fuel injected engine offered for the first time
  • 4-Speed manual transmission is added as an option for the 1957 Corvette.
  • The 1957 model Corvette is the first production car with standard fuel-injection, and produces 283-hp on a 283-ci engine.
  • Many consider the 1957 model of Corvette as the most beautiful pleasing body style among the other Corvettes.  Chevrolet finally got their sports car right for 1957, as the 1957 Corvette finally gained power to go along with its outstanding styling and road feel.. And backing up that beautiful styling was the Corvette's first true powerful engine, a 283 cid V8.

 

  • Engines:
  • 283 (4 bbl) V8 220 bhp @ 4600 rpm, 300 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm.
    283 (2x4 bbl) V8 245 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 300 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm.
    283 (2x4 bbl) V8 270 bhp @ 6000 rpm, 285 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm.
    283 ("Fuelie" w/ auto) V8 250 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 305 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm.
    283 ("Fuelie" w/ manual) V8 283 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 290 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm.

 

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