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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 28 $38,246 $43,710
2-Door Convertible 18 28 $45,014 $51,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$38,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,990
$43,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$729 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.05
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.65
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.89
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.25
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 72.60
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 62.10
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 174.60
Height, Overall (in) 45.0 49.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 60.70
Wheelbase (in) 90.6 105.75
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 22.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - TBD - 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/55R16 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1975 3179
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 138 @ 6800 400 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LS2
Displacement 1.8L/110 6.0L/364
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 7800 400 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
 
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