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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Specifications

Engine LocationFront
Drive TypeRear Wheel
Body / ChassisSeparate fiberglass body and box-type ladder frame
Production Years for Series1968 - 1982
Price$9,450-$13,670
Weight3400 lbs | 1542.214 kg

Engine Type : V8 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
90-degree
185 HP (136.16 KW) @ 4000 RPM
280 Ft-Lbs (380 NM) @ 2400 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 88 mm.
Engine Type : V8 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
220 BHP (161.92 KW) @ 5200 RPM
260 Ft-Lbs (353 NM) @ 3600 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 88 mm.

Transmission:
4 Manual , 3 Automatic

Gear Ratios
1st Gear2.85:1
2nd Gear2.02:1
3rd Gear1.35:1
4th Gear1.00:1

Production Figures
Total Chevrolet Production for 19782,197,861
Total production of Corvette C3 for 197846,776
Coupes40,275
Z87/Z78 Limited Edition Pace Car Coupes6,501

Chassis / Engine Numbers Shown
Chassis Number1Z8748S432693
Chassis Number1Z8748S901526

Available Engine
Engine ConfigurationV
Cylinders8
Hydraulic valve lifters
Aspiration/InductionNormal
Displacement5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
ValvetrainOHV
Horsepower220 BHP (161.92 KW) @ 5200 RPM
Torque260 Ft-Lbs (353 NM) @ 3600 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio15.5 LB / HP
HP / Liter38.3 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio8.9:1
Main Bearings5
Fuel TypeGasoline - Petrol
Fuel FeedCarburetor
Rochester M4MC carburetor
BlockCast-iron
HeadCast-iron


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