Compare 1997 Porsche Boxster vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 Porsche Boxster
1997 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Roadster Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 27 $35,005 $39,980
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 26 $37,610 $43,130
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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
$35,005
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,980
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$666 / month
$1100 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
-TBD- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 175.1
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 96.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.1 6.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.80 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.74 x 0.95 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P335/35ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P275/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2755 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
-TBD- 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 650
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4500 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/153 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 450 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V10
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 (Est) 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Dodge Viper
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
-TBD- 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
-TBD- 1.06

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