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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 $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$44,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,845
$49,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$864 / month
$817 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 174.6
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 22.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 39.0
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA YPI
Front Tire Size P175/50R16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 1.8L/110 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 7800 430 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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