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2002 Chevrolet Corvette
2002 Lotus Esprit
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $36,470 $41,680
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $42,179 $48,205
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $44,126 $50,430
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 15 23 N/A $88,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,470
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,680
$88,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$695 / month
$1475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 49.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
36.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.7 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
47.7 45.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.5 95.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
24.8 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.27 - TBD -
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)
12.6 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 34.3
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40ZR18 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR17 P235/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3214 3043
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 4000 295 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LS1 NA
Displacement
5.7L/346 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 4000 350 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbo Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23 *Est*
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15 *Est*
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.889
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.037
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.364
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.381
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.756
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.546
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.059
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Lotus Esprit
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA Aluminum w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -

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