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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
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 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 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 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 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
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2-Door Coupe Premium
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.7
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)
- 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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.6
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
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 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3829
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)
11.9 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.30
Trans Order Code
MM6 GR6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan GT-R
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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