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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 28 $38,246 $43,710
2-Door Convertible 18 28 $45,014 $51,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$38,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$43,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$729 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.25
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.05
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.65
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.89
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.8 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 49.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 60.70
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 105.75
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 72.60
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 62.10
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 174.60
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 22.4
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 - 12.0 x 1.0
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 - 12.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact N/A
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35ZR18 P285/35ZR19
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 3179
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.8
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 400 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LS2
Displacement 5.0L/303 6.0L/364
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 400 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.30
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
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 - 0.91
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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