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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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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
2-Door Coupe Carrera
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 26 $64,174 $73,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 17 25 $69,340 $79,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 17 25 $73,192 $83,800
2-Door Targa 4 17 25 $75,993 $87,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $78,357 $89,700
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 17 25 $78,357 $89,700
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 17 23 $78,357 $89,700
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 17 25 $82,209 $94,100
2-Door Targa 4S 17 23 $85,011 $97,300
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 23 $87,375 $100,000
2-Door Coupe GT3 15 22 $93,941 $107,500
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 15 22 $109,175 $124,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 23 $110,313 $126,200
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 15 24 $119,331 $136,500
2-Door Coupe GT2 16 23 $177,904 $191,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$64,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,270
$73,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$1225 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 92.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 175.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 4.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.52 x 1.10
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 - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 - TBD -
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/50WR16 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P265/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 3075
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 7800 325 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.6L/219
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.08
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.91
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.61
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Porsche 911
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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