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 Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.8
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.03 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
1.44 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
179.7 175.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.47 6.8
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.1 19.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P335/35ZR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3307 3319
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 13
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 5600 450 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
SFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 4400 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LS1 NA
Displacement
5.7L 8.0L/488
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.30
Trans Type
4 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Viper
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
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
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

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