Compare 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
1997 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 16 23 $62,962 $73,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 16 23 $67,492 $78,350
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2-Door RT/10 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,962
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,000
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1217 / month
$1100 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
-TBD- -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
-TBD- -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
-TBD- -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
-TBD- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
167.7 175.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
89.4 96.2
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 75.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
-TBD- 6.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.68 x -TBD- 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.68 x -TBD- 13.0 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.5 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.47 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 41.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40R18 P275/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R18 P335/35ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
24 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 6300 450 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V10
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 5250 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 8.0L/488
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.74
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Dodge Viper
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Coil-Shock Units

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