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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 11 20 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 21 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 4.2L 11 20 $118,761 $127,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 4.2L 13 21 $127,224 $136,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 19 $138,570 $149,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 19 $147,033 $158,100
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 5.2L 12 19 $151,311 $162,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L 13 19 $159,774 $171,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L GT 13 19 $183,024 $196,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L GT 13 19 $195,579 $210,300
2-Door Coupe w/2LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$106,206
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$114,200
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1903 / month
$827 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A marriage of the best of German handling and Italian power, the 2012 Audi R8 is a fantastic all-around supercar. From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 11 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.8 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.4 174.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 3.5 22.4
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) 14.0 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
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) 14.4 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA XBH
Front Tire Size P235/35R19 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30R19 P285/35ZR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3605 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 11.0 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 24.2 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 316 @ 4500-6000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 4.2L/254 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 430 @ 7900 430 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37 2.66
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.71 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MM6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi R8 Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.3 9.6
 
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