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Chevrolet Vega

The Chevrolet Vega was sold from 1971 - 1977 and was offered in a compact coupe or station wagon. Intended as Chevrolet's replacement for the no longer offered Corvair, the new Vega's were based on the GM H platform and standard equipment included a 2.3 L "2300" SOHC I4. This engine used either a single-barrel carburetor which produced about 70 hp, or a 2-barrel option which boosted output up to 85 hp. However the limited-edition 1975-76 Cosworth Vega included a fuel-injected DOHC 2.0 Litre version of the engine built by Cosworth Engineering in England. The Vega was the first automobile that GM produced that offered front wheel disc brakes as standard equipment.

Production Years: 1971 - 1977