Compare 1997 Chevrolet Corvette vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 Chevrolet Corvette
1997 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $32,808 $37,495
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2-Door RT/10 Roadster
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 12 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 75.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.47 6.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.1 19.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.5
Steering Type
Power Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3307 3319
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.31 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 143
Engine
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
Fuel System
SFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 12
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Viper
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Link Coil-Shock Units

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