The 1957 Corvette came from the factory with seat belt brackets, the actual belts were a dealer installed option. 1957 marked the first year fuel injection was available, 1,040 cars were equipped with the Rochester Ramjet Fuel Injection (known as "Fuelies"). Road and Track measured a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds in one of the new "Fuelies". It was also the first year for the optional 4-speed transmission, only 664 cars were equipped with the 4-speed from the factory. Both white plastic and chrome plated steel shifter knobs were produced, the white plastic is usually seen on the later cars. The 579E option included a tachometer mounted on top of the steering column and a fresh air intake. The base engine has painted valve covers with the Chevrolet script, optional engines have 7 or 9 fin cast alloy valve covers.
1957 Production Options and Build Statistics
Total 1957 Corvettes Built - 3,467 - All Convertibles
*931 cars produced with the auxiliary hard top were produced without the soft top installed.
1957 Corvette Specifications
Wheelbase102.0 inTrack Frt/Rear (in)57.0/59.0Lengtd168.0 in.Widtd70.5 in.Height51.9 in.Frontal AreaN/AGround ClearanceN/ACurb Weight2849 lbsWeight Dist. F/R (Engine)53/47Fuel CapacityN/ACoolant CapacityN/A
Base469A469C579A579B579C579EBore3.875 in.Stroke3.000 in.Displacement283 ciCompression Ratio9.5:19.5:19.5:19.5:110.5:19.5:110.5:1Cylinders8BlockCast IronHorsepower220 bhp @ 4600 rpm245 bhp @ 5000 rpm270 bhp @ 6000 rpm250 bhp @ 5000 rpm283 bhp @ 6200 rpm250 bhp @ 5000 rpm283 bhp @ 6200 rpmTorque300 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm300 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm285 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm305 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm290 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm305 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm300 lb-ft @ 3000 rpmFuel Delivery4-bbl2x4-bbl2x4-bblFuel Injection w/ PowerglideFuel InjectionFuel Injection w/ PowerglideFuel InjectionOil Capacity5 QuartsValvetrainPushrod
This 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder is a numbered special edition that was produced as an optional extra for 918 Spyder buyers. It features Acid Green accents as a subtle homage to Porsche’s 918 Spyder, and is equipped with Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes, centerlock wheels, Sport Chrono package, leather Adaptive Sport Seats, and full-leather trim. The 530 horsepower, twin-turbo 3.8L flat-six is paired to a 7-speed PDK transmission, and power is sent to all-four wheels.
The Turbo S badging, lower mirror supports, and Edition 918 Spyder script, are all finished in Acid Green.
The centerlock 19″ RS Spyder wheels are fitted with Bridgestone RE-11 tires, and the center-lock tool is included. Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes are equipped, and the calipers are finished in Acid Green. Numerous Acid-Green accents are present in the cabin, the gauge needles, seat piping, leather stitching, and Edition 918 script stitched into the headrests are all finished in the striking green. Porsche’s Sport Chrono package is equipped, and features green clock hands as well.
Each Edition 918 Spyder 911 Turbo is equipped with a dash plaque, the serial number of which matches its corresponding 918 Spyder hypercar.
The 997.2 Turbo S is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8L flat-six, which was factory rated at 530 horsepower. The engine is paired to a 7-speed PDK transmission, and the all-wheel drive system features Porsche Torque Vectoring.