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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 2-Door RT/10 Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,808
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,495
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$1100 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 21.28 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 36.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 75.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.03 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 1.44 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 179.7 175.1
Height, Overall (in) 47.7 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.5 96.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 3.47 6.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.92 x 0.79 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.89 x 1.10 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.5
Steering Type Power Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.3 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.70 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40ZR18 P335/35ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45ZR17 P275/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3307 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4.0 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.31 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 650
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 350 @ 4400 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code LS1 NA
Displacement 5.7L 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 340 @ 5600 450 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V10
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.73 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.30
Trans Type 4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.78
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Viper
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 5-Link Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA Aluminum Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.06
 
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