Compare 1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1998 Porsche 911

1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1998 Porsche 911
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 25 $45,501 $53,000
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2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera S Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $61,001 $70,750
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $62,859 $73,000
2-Door Carrera Targa w/Tiptronic 17 24 $63,686 $74,015
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 17 24 $65,544 $76,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$54,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$63,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$1063 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -TBD-
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 -TBD-
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 167.7
Height, Overall (in)
52.6 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 56.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 89.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 -TBD-
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 11.97 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.63 11.77 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.47
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P255/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
160 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1600 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3064
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 24
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
622 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6000 282 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.266 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.41
Trans Type
4 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door S Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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