F1=1 H.P. per CU.IN.x 283
The formula is shorthand for the most significant advance yet recorded in American sports cars. It means: the 1957 Corvette V8 with fuel injection turns out one horsepower per cubic inch of displacement—and there are 283 cubic inches on tap!
To anyone who knows cars, that fact alone is a warranty of magnificent engineering. But the driver who has whipped the Corvette through a series of S-turns really knows the new facts of life: this sleek power house handles! Matter of fact, you can forget the price tags and the proud names—no production sports car in corvettes class can find a shorter way around the bends!
The Corvette is a comfortable sports car! Wind-up windows, deep-cushioned bucket seats, optional hardtop—even Power glide*if most of your driving is in tough traffic. Power-Lift*windows, too.