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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible SRT10
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SRT10 13 22 $78,380 $85,545
2-Door Coupe SRT10 13 22 $79,048 $86,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,951
$78,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,565
$85,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$809 / month
$1426 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it. The 2008 Dodge Viper is a stunning performer, a great-looking sportscar in any body form, and still a handful on public roads.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 52 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 36.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 174.6 175.6
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 47.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 22.4 6.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12 x 1.0 14.0 x 1.26
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) 12.8 x 1.26 14.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 40.5
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.7
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P275/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA TXM
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR19 P345/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA TXM
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3217 3424
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10.0 19 x 13.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 10.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 16.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 424 @ 4600 560 @ 5000
Engine Order Code LS3 EWE
Displacement 6.2L/378.3 8.4L/512
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 430 @ 5900 600 @ 6100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 2.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 12
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 1.82
Trans Order Code MN6 DEC
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Viper
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Short/Long Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spr NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spr NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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