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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible SRT10
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Trim

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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,380
$43,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,545
$48,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1426 / month
$809 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Dodge Viper is a stunning performer, a great-looking sportscar in any body form, and still a handful on public roads. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 13 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 55.2
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52
Front Head Room (in) 36.5 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 47.6 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 105.7
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 174.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.8 22.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x 1.26 12 x 1.0
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) 14.0 x 1.26 12.8 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TXM NA
Front Tire Size P275/35ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code TXM NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P345/30ZR19 P285/35ZR19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3424 3217
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 10.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 13.0 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 600 @ 6100 430 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 560 @ 5000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code EWE LS3
Displacement 8.4L/512 6.2L/378.3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.82 1.78
Trans Order Code DEC MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.42
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) 12 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
Summary
Body Style 2 Seat Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Dodge Viper Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spr
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spr
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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