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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual S 17 24 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe Tiptronic S 17 23 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 17 23 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo Tiptronic 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual GT2 15 22 $171,495 $181,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$59,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,825
$68,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1514 / month
$1143 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 49.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 34.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 70.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 172.0 174.5
Height, Overall (in) 45.3 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 95.3 92.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 4.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.0 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) 12.6 x 1.3 12.53 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.3 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR18 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR17 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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 3080
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 10.0 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 23.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 4250 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 6500 315 @ 6800
Engine Type Turbo Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.364 3.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.381 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.546 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.059 2.19
Trans Order Code NA 249
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.889 3.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.037 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Tiptronic
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Cpe
Vehicle Name Lotus Esprit Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Multi-Link
 
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