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Selected Style 2003 Panoz Esperante 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Invoice Price
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$727 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 25 mpg
EPA Classification Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 104.5
Liftover Height (in) 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 24.8
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.27
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.66
Rear Tire Order Code YGH
Front Tire Size P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code XGG
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P275/40ZR18
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3214
Spare Wheel Material N/A
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LS1
Displacement 5.7L/346
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Trans Order Code MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Type 4
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style 2 Door Coupe
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA Aluminum
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