The Chevrolet Corvette first appeared on June 30, 1953 as it rolled off the makeshift assembly line in Flint Michigan. The Chevrolet Corvette has represented American performance for the past 50 years.

 

FIRST GENERATION

1953- 1962

 

1953 Engine:

235 (3x1 bbl) Inline 6 150 HP

 

1954 Engines:

235 (3x1 bbl) Inline 6 150 HP

Performance:

235/150- 0-60 in 11.2 seconds

 

1955 Engines:

235 (3x1 bbl) Inline 6 150 HP

265 (4 bbl) V8 195 HP

 

1956 Engines:

265 (4 bbl) V8 210 HP

265 (2x4 bbl) V8 225 HP

 

1957 Engines:

283 (4 bbl) V8 220 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 245 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 270 HP

283 (fuel injected w/ automatic) V8 250 HP

283 (fuel injected w/ manual) V8 283 HP

Performance:

283/283 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, ¼ mile in 14.3 seconds @ 100 mph

 

1958 Engines:

283 (4 bbl) V8 230 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 245 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 270 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 250 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 290 HP

 

1959 Engines:

283 (4 bbl) V8 230 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 245 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 270 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 250 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 290 HP

 

1960 Engines:

283 (4 bbl) V8 230 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 245 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 270 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 250 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 290 HP

 

1961 Engines:

283 (4 bbl) V8 230 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 245 HP

283 (2x4 bbl) V8 270 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 275 HP

283 (fuel injected) V8 315 HP

 

1962 Engines:

327 V8 250 HP

327 V8 300 HP

327 V8 340 HP

327 (fuel injected) V8 360 HP

Performance:

327/370: 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, ¼ mile in 14.9 seconds

 


 

Chevrolet Corvette

The second generation Corvette in 1963 saw the debut of the Sting Ray body. Performance was taken to a new level, as powerful fuel injected small block and later big block race engines would propel them to higher performance and faster speeds.

 

Second Generation

1963-1967

 

1963 Engines:

327 V8 250 HP

327 L75 V8 300 HP

327 L76 V8 340 HP

327 L84 (fuel injected) V8 360 HP

Performance:

327/ 370 HP 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, ¼ mile in 14.9 seconds

 

1964 Engines:

327 V8 250 HP

327 L75 V8 300 HP

327 L79 V8 350 HP

327 L76 V8 365 HP

327 L84 (fuel injected) V8 375 HP

 

1965 Engines:

327 V8 250 HP

327 L75 V8 300 HP

327 L79 V8 350 HP

327 L76 V8 365 HP

327 L84 (fuel injected) V8 375 HP

396 L78 V8 425 HP

Performance:

396/425 HP 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, ¼ mile in 14.1 seconds

 

1966 Engines:

327 L79 V8 300 HP

427 L36 V8 390 HP

427 L72 V8 425 HP

Performance:

427/425 HP 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, ¼ mile in 14 seconds

 

1967 Engines:

327 L79 V8 300 HP

427 L36 V8 390 HP

427 L68 V8 400 HP

427 L71 V8 435 HP

427 L88 V8 430 HP

 

 

                                     


 

3rd Generation Chevrolet Corvette

The 1968 Corvettes saw dramatic changes in appearance from the earlier Corvettes. The new style had a similar resemblance to Chevrolet’s Mako Shark 2 concept car.

Third Generation

1968-1982

 

1968 Engines:

327 V8 300 HP

327 L79 V8 350 HP

427 L36 V8 390 HP

427 L68 V8 400 HP

427 L71 V8 435 HP

427 L88 V8 430 HP

Performance:

427/430 L88 ¼ mile in 13.56 seconds

 

1969 Engines:

327 V8 300 HP

350 L46 V8 350 HP

427 L36 V8 390 HP

427 L68 V8 400 HP

427 L71 V8 435 HP

427 L88 V8 430 HP

Performance:

427/430 ZL1 ¼ mile in 12.1 seconds, 116 mph

 

1970 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

350 LT1 V8 370 HP

454 LS5 V8 390 HP

Performance:

350/370 LT1: 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, ¼ mile in 14.2 seconds

 

1971 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

350 LT1 V8 330 HP

454 LS5 V8 365 HP

454 LS6 V8 425 HP

 

1972 Engines:

350 V8 200 HP

350 V8 210 HP

350 LT1 V8 255 HP

454 LS5 V8 270 HP

Performance:

350/255: 0-60 in 6.9 seconds, ¼ mile in 14.3 seconds

 

1973 Engines:

350 V8 190 HP

350 V8 200 HP

350 LT1 V8 250 HP

454 LS5 V8 270 HP

 

1974 Engines:

350 V8 190 HP

350 V8 200 HP

350 LT1 V8 250 HP

454 LS5 V8 270 HP

 

1975 Engines:

350 V8 165 HP

350 L82 V8 205 HP

 

1976 Engines:

350 V8 180 HP

350 L82 V8 210 HP

 

1977 Engines:

350 V8 180 HP

350 L82 V8 210 HP

 

1978 Engines:

350 V8 175 HP

350 V8 185 HP

350 L82 V8 220 HP

 

1979 Engines:

350 V8 175 HP

350 V8 185 HP

350 L82 V8 225 HP

 

1980 Engines:

305 LG4 V8 180 HP (California)

350 V8 175 HP

350 V8 185 HP

350 L82 V8 230 HP

 

1981 Engine:

350 V8 190 HP

 

1982 Engine:

350 V8 200 HP cross fire injection

 


 

Chevrolet Corvette

The fourth Generation Corvette debuted in April 1983.  With a new design, digital instrumentation, and a new interior, Corvettes sales doubled over the 1982 Corvettes.

 

Fourth Generation:

1984-1996

 

1983 Corvette:

None sold to the public

 

1984 Engine:

350 V8 205 HP

 

1985 Engine:

350 V8 230 HP

 

1986 Engine:

350 V8 230 HP

 

1987 Engine:

350 V8 240 HP

 

1988 Engines:

Coupe: 350 V8 245 HP

Convertible: 350 V8 240 HP

 

1989 Engines:

Coupe: 350 V8 245 HP

Convertible: 350 V8 240 HP

 

1990 Engines:

Coupe: 350 V8 250 HP

Convertible: 350 V8 245 HP

ZR-1: 350 V8 375 HP

 

1991 Engines:

Coupe: 350 V8 250 HP

Convertible: 350 V8 245 HP

ZR-1: 350 V8 375 HP

 

1992 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

ZR-1: 350 V8 375 HP

 

1993 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

ZR-1: 350 V8 405 HP

 

1994 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

ZR-1: 350 V8 405 HP

 

1995 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

ZR-1: 350 V8 405 HP

 

1996 Engines:

350 V8 300 HP

350 LT4 V8

 


 

Chevrolet Corvette

The fifth Generation Corvettes combined traditional Corvette performance with cutting edge design and improved reliability, to produce the greatest Corvettes ever.

 

Fifth Generation:

1997-2003

 

1997 Engine:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

 

1998 Engine:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

 

1999 Engine:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

 

2000 Engine:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

 

2001 Engines:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

ZO6: LS6 350 V8 385 HP

 

2002 Engines:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

ZO6: LS6 350 V8 405 HP

 

2003 Engines:

LS1 350 V8 345 HP

ZO6: LS6 350 V8 405 HP

 


      

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