Compare 2003 Lotus Esprit vs 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

2003 Lotus Esprit
2003 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 15 22 N/A $90,825
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$38,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,825
$43,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1514 / month
$727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
34.6 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
49.2 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
172.0 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
45.3 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
95.3 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 3.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 24.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.3 12.6 x 1.26
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)
12.6 x 1.0 12.6 x 1.27
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)
19.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.3 39.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.66
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR17 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR18 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3043 3214
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6500 350 @ 5200
Engine Type
Turbo Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 4250 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
3.5L/213 5.7L/346
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.756 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.546 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.059 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.889 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.037 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.364 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.381 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Esprit Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A 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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent

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