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2012 Nissan GT-R
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2-Door Coupe Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Premium 16 23 $84,648 $89,950
2-Door Coupe Black Edition 16 23 $89,492 $95,100
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,648
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,950
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1499 / month
$827 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 GT-R outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price. From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
33.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.6 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
26.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.0 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.8 22.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 x 1.2 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)
15.35 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR20 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR20 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3829 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/232 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
530 @ 6400 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
448 @ 3200-6000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 1.78
Trans Order Code
GR6 MM6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.30
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Nissan GT-R Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.6

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