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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 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,355 $43,835
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,480 $50,835
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,661 $52,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$38,355
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$43,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$731 / 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 Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.3 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 24.8
Brakes
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.00
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) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 40.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA YGH
Front Tire Size 255/40WR18 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35WR18 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 3214
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
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 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.00
Trans Type 7 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
 
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