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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $36,470 $41,680
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $42,179 $48,205
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $44,126 $50,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
$36,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$41,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$695 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 99.0 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.9 24.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 12.6 x 1.27
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 275/35ZR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3214
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 525
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 350 @ 4000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 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 5-Link Independent
 
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