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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Premium
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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
2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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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 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 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
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,648
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,950
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1499 / month
$827 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 33.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 174.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.8 22.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 18.0
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P255/40ZR20 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3829 3208
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 3.8L/232 6.2L/378.3
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 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
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Nissan GT-R Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
 
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