Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Nissan GT-R

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2009 Nissan GT-R
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
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 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 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
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 21 $72,318 $76,840
2-Door Coupe Premium 16 21 $74,434 $79,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,951
$72,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,565
$76,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$809 / month
$1281 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
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. You could pilot the Space Shuttle with a PlayStation controller—or you could just sample the 2009 Nissan GT-R, one hellish lightsaber of a supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 44.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 79.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 109.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.4 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.26 15 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.0 15 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P285/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P255/40ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3217 3814
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 20 x 10.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 3.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 480 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 430 @ 3200 - 5200
Engine Order Code
LS3 VR38DETT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 21
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.30
Trans Order Code
MN6 GR6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.59
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan GT-R
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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