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 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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 175.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 6.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.0
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P275/40ZR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3319
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 4
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 12
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.531 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.07
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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