The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe 265 V-8 Plus-Power is a second generation model in the Bel Air range manufactured by Chevrolet.
The second generation models of the Bel Air were outfitted with a new overall body style and a V8 engine option. The new models went into production from 1954 to 1957, and were replaced by the third generation models, which were only in production for a single year.
In 1956, the Bel Air received a face-lift with a wider front grille, two-tone bodyside treatments, and wheel openings. Popular Mechanics highlighted that only 7.4% of those that purchased the Bel Air did so with a seat belt option.
Motor City Online
The 1957 Bel Air appears in Motor City Online with various configurations including a coupé, convertible, and chop top.
Need for Speed: Payback
The 1955 Bel Air appeared in the reveal trailer for Need for Speed: Payback.
It is a derelict car that can be built after finding all five of its parts. The rumour as to the location of its first part is unlocked upon completing the Jess: Runner questline in chapter 3 - City Lights.
Upon all of its parts being found, it can be built into a drag, drift, off-road, race, or runner class car.
Finding the parts for all derelicts will allow for it to be purchased from either the drag, drift, off-road, race, or runner class dealerships, and purchasing the Speedcross Story Bundle will allow it to be purchased from the speedcross dealership.
|Find all of its Derelict parts.|
|Top Speed 106|
|0 - 60 9.17|
|1/4 Mile 17.17|
|N2O Capacity 4.0|
|N2O Power 4.0|
Need for Speed: Heat
The Bel Air '55 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article published on August 19, 2019, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 7, which was released on October 1, 2019.
The stock Bel Air '55 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for 22,500 upon reaching Reputation Level 20.
It has a customisation rating of eight and can be equipped with performance parts.
HIGH SPEED 1.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 180
0-60 MPH [s] 8.30
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 260
TOP SPEED [mph] 110
|Customisation (Rating: 8/10)|
Engine Swaps (9 Available)
180 hp 3.9L I6
[hp] 180 / 988
385 hp 4.9L F12
[hp] 385 / 1,204
460 hp 6.2L V8
[hp] 460 / 1,239
600 hp 5.2L V12
[hp] 600 / 1,239
640 hp 8.4L V10
[hp] 640 / 1,239
710 hp 3.9L V8
[hp] 710 / 1,234
730 hp 6.5L V12
[hp] 730 / 1,239
721 hp Forged 3.8L V6
[hp] 721 / 1,430
585 hp Forged 4.7L V8
[hp] 585 / 1,452
- In Need for Speed II: Special Edition, a fictional hot rod named Bomber BFS appears as a bonus car and strongly resembles the second generation Bel Air.
- In Motor City Online, it is listed as a 1957 model year.
- In Need for Speed: Heat, the Bel Air has an inconsistent portrayal in-game:
- It is listed as being fitted with a 3.9L inline-six engine, which produced 136 bhp and not 180 bhp
- It is listed as being fitted with a inline-six engine, but has a V8 in-game
- The 180 bhp listing is representative of the 265 V-8 Plus-Power
- In the NFS: Heat Studio app, it is listed with the performance specifications of the 265 V-8 Plus-Power.
- https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=fNwDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=7.4%25&f=false Popular Mechanics. March 1955 Report on the Chevrolet V8
- Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
- Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/