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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$337,500
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$375,000
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$6250 / month
$827 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus LFA, like any supercar, is more of an emotional than a logical purchase, and if you can get over the fact that it's not the fastest even though it's one of the most expensive, it will serve well as a show-stopper. 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
Fuel Economy - City 11 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 174.6
Height, Overall (in) 48.0 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 102.6 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 22.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.35 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 19.69 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P305/30ZR20 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA XBH
Front Tire Size P265/35ZR20 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
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) 3483 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 354 @ 6800 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 4.8L/293 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 552 @ 8700 430 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 12 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MM6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.23 2.66
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus LFA Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 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.) NA 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 15.5 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
 
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