Compare 2008 Lotus Elise vs 2008 Audi TT

2008 Lotus Elise
2008 Audi TT
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $46,270
2-Door Convertible California Edition 21 27 N/A $51,770
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,500
2-Door Convertible type 72D Collector Edition 24 29 N/A $58,610
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2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 23 31 $32,365 $34,800
2-Door Roadster Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 22 29 $34,225 $36,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $38,596 $41,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $39,898 $42,900
2-Door Roadster Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $41,386 $44,500
2-Door Roadster Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $42,688 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,270
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The TT is a little more engaging to drive than before, but it doesn’t stand out in the crowd quite like the original one did when it was new.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 47.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 164.5
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 97.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.96
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50WR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1984 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.51
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbo Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Audi TT
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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