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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,630
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,045
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$802 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar. The 2011 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
49.1 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.4 19.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 11.8 x - 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)
12.8 x 1.3 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XBH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P235/55ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
YPI NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P205/55ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.05
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5

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