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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe (CA/NY/MA/CT) 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,245 $37,995
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $38,871 $44,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$33,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$37,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$633 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 39.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.2
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.4 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 1.44
Length, Overall (in) 192.9 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 52.6 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 104.5
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3 24.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.63 11.8 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 622 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6000 340 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 4.0L/242 5.7L/350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 3.06
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone SLA Aluminum
 
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