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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,825
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1514 / month
$710 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 49.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 34.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 172.0 170.1
Height, Overall (in) 45.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 95.3 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 9.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.0 11.5 x 0.8
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 11.7 x 0.95
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.3 35.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR18 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR17 P205/55ZR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3043 2811
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 10.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 4250 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 6500 228 @ 6300
Engine Type Turbo Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.037 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.364 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 8.5 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.381 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.546 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.059 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.889 3.56
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Lotus Esprit Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Independent
 
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