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Corvette Sting Ray 427 (1967)


Corvette Sting Ray 427 (1967)

Hitting the market at just over $5,000, the '67 Corvette Sting Ray was a performance sensation. While in 1965 the car had been available with the 396ci big-block Chevy, the 427 ci (6,997 cc) took power and torque up and made the Sting Ray a serious rival to the Shelby Cobra 427 which used Ford's big-block, though the 'Vette was less expensive. Production was just shy of 23,000 for the '67 model year, which could be an indication of buyers taking the handsome split-window shape while they could get it, because the following year the car restyled to mixed reviews. The chassis still featured Zora Arkus Duntov's excellent independent rear suspension, but in order to cope with the extra weight and power, the 427 also received stiffer suspension, a heavy-duty clutch, larger radiator and fan, and dealers recommended everyone take the four-wheel brake discs option for the obvious reason.

Corvette Sting Ray 427 (1967) Specifications

Top speed:141 mph (226 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):5.5 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:427 ci (6,997 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:435 bhp (324kW) @ 5,800 rpm
Max torque:460 lb ft (624 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm
Weight:3,000 lb (1,363 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.25 km/I)
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