Compare 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs 2012 Porsche 911

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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 13 19 N/A $118,650
2-Door Coupe Sportshift 14 20 N/A $123,450
2-Door Coupe Manual N420 13 19 N/A $129,900
2-Door Convertible Manual 13 19 N/A $131,650
2-Door Coupe Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $134,700
2-Door Convertible Sportshift 14 20 N/A $136,450
2-Door Coupe Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible Manual N420 13 19 N/A $142,900
2-Door Convertible Sportshift N420 14 20 N/A $147,700
2-Door Convertible Sportshift S 14 20 N/A $149,700
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2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
2-Door Coupe 991 Carrera 19 27 $73,710 $82,100
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
2-Door Cabriolet 997 Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
2-Door Cabriolet 991 Carrera 19 27 $84,150 $93,700
2-Door Coupe 991 Carrera S 19 27 $86,580 $96,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
2-Door Cabriolet 997 Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
2-Door Cabriolet 991 Carrera S 19 27 $97,020 $108,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$70,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$118,650
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1978 / month
$1317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49.6 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 92.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 175.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 3.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 12.52 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.10-13.80
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.60
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P265/40ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 18 x 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5000 288 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/289 3.6L/221
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7300 345 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Porsche 911
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 8.7

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