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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
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S SE 18 26 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S SE 17 26 $52,267 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$93,255
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1554 / 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 Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 49.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Front Head Room (in) 34.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 45.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 95.3 95.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 9.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.9
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR17 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR18 P225/50ZR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3043 2811
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 10.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 6500 228 @ 6300
Engine Type Turbo Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 4250 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lotus Esprit Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Independent
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
 
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