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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Carrera
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 26 $64,174 $73,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 17 25 $69,340 $79,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 17 25 $73,192 $83,800
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 17 23 $78,357 $89,700
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 23 $110,313 $126,200
2-Door Targa 4 17 25 $75,993 $87,000
2-Door Targa 4S 17 23 $85,011 $97,300
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $78,357 $89,700
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 17 25 $78,357 $89,700
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 17 25 $82,209 $94,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 23 $87,375 $100,000
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 15 24 $119,331 $136,500
2-Door Coupe GT3 15 22 $93,941 $107,500
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 15 22 $109,175 $124,900
2-Door Coupe GT2 16 23 $177,904 $191,700
2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$64,174
$43,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,500
$48,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1225 / month
$809 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance. While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.2
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.6 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 92.5 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 174.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 4.8 22.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.78 x 0.95 12 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.52 x 1.10 12.8 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/40ZR18 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3075 3217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 10 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 4250 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 3.6L/219 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 325 @ 6800 430 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.44 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.88 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.91 2.66
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Porsche 911 Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spr
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spr
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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