Compare 1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1997 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 23 $43,612 $50,800
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2-Door RT/10 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,612
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,800
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$847 / month
$1100 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 175.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 96.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 6.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P275/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P335/35ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 10
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.0 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5300 450 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 12
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.705 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.804 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.30
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.393 2.90
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Dodge Viper
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36

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