Compare 2008 Lotus Elise vs 2008 Porsche 911

2008 Lotus Elise
2008 Porsche 911
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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 Carrera
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 92.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 4.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50WR16 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1984 3075
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 325 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Porsche 911
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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