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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,445
$44,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,135
$49,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$817 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seater
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 174.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.0 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.0 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) 13.8 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) 14.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA YPI
Front Tire Size P245/35ZR19 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/35ZR19 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) 3296 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10.0 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Alluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 370 @ 1500 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 3.0L/182 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 335 @ 5800 430 @ 5900
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 (Est) 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 (Est) 19
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.11 2.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.31 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.50
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name BMW 1 Series M Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 9.8
 
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