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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 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Coupe Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Premium 16 23 $84,648 $89,950
2-Door Coupe Black Edition 16 23 $89,492 $95,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,136
$84,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,600
$89,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$827 / month
$1499 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value. The 2012 GT-R outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 52.0 79.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 44.6
Passenger Capacity 2 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
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.6 183.9
Height, Overall (in) 49.1 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 63.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 109.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 74.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 22.4 8.8
Brakes
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 15.35 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) 12.0 x 1.0 15 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR19 P285/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code XBH NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P255/40ZR20
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code XBH NA
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) 3208 3829
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10.0 20 x 10.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.9 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 424 @ 4600 448 @ 3200-6000
Engine Order Code LS3 NA
Displacement 6.2L/378.3 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 430 @ 5900 530 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.30
Trans Order Code MM6 GR6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 4.06
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.60
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Corvette Nissan GT-R
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Stabilizer Bar
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 Spring w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
 
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