Bel Air
Bel Air
Chevrolet logo
60,000 CR
Model year: 1957
Performance Index: E 218
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
Advanced Performance
Power: 270 HP (201 kW)
Torque: 285 lb ft (386 N·m)
Weight: 3337 lbs (1513 Kg)
Front: 57%
Displ: 4.6 L
Power/weight: 178 HP per ton

133 kW per ton

As one of the most iconic American cars of all time, the Chevy Bel Air has a huge following in the classic-car community. The ‘57 Chevy is as emblematic of the 1950s as Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe and as American as hot dogs or apple pie. The restrained yet obvious fins, classic two-tone paint, and the huge chromed front grill and bumper have all contributed to the Bel Air’s tremendous rise in value over the years. For 1957, the 265 V8 was punched out to 283 cubic inches and, when equipped with the Ramjet fuel-injection option, it pumped out one horsepower from every cubic inch. This was a feat that Chevy deemed as “magic” at the time and claimed to be the first to accomplish. Over the years, many Bel Air models have become hot rods or resto-mods. The 220hp four-barrel Bel Air featured in Forza Motorsport 5 just begs to be dressed up to fulfill your hot-rodding dreams. Drop in a huge V8, prop it up with some 20-inch rims, and a give it a flame job, and you’ve got a guaranteed head-turner anywhere you roll.

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