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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe (CA/NY) 2-Door RT/10 Roadster
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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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 96.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 6.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 19.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 40.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P335/35ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3605 3319
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 13
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.0 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 143
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/242 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300 450 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Dodge Viper
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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