Chevrolet Astrovette

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Chevrolet Astrovette
1968 Astrovette White.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerChevrolet
Production1968
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body style2-door roadster
LayoutFR layout
RelatedChevrolet Corvette
Powertrain
Engine7.0L (6997 cc) V8
TransmissionAutomatic Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission

The Chevrolet Astrovette was part of an aerodynamic study to increase the aerodynamics of the Corvette.

Introduced in 1968, it featured an extended nose, roadster windshield, closed rear wheel openings and an extended, tapered tail. It also featured pressure actuated flaps on the fenders designed open if pressure under the hood got too high (the flaps on the concept were just for display and were never made functional).[1] The car is based on a blue 1968 Corvette convertible and the interior was kept stock except for a racing steering wheel. The engine is a 400 hp L-68 427 that came in the base car. In 1992 the car was restored to its original show car specs.[2]

1968 Astro-Vette Front Passenger Side View.jpg 1968 Astro-Vette Rear Passenger Side View.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.gbiznet.com, G-Biz Unlimited,. "We Love Corvettes - Corvette Concept Cars". www.welovecorvettes.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ Site-Mechanics. "1968 Chevrolet AstroVette - Concepts". www.carstyling.ru. Retrieved 2018-04-12.