Compare 2012 Ferrari California vs 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

2012 Ferrari California
2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$827 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 52.0
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.5 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 174.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 22.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.26 12.0 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)
15.4 x 1.34 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - 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
N/A XBH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A XBH
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P245/40ZR18
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)
3825 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
4.3L/262 6.2L/378.3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.78
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA MM6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3

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