Compare 2011 Porsche Cayman vs 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

2011 Porsche Cayman
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,530
$44,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$49,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Fantastic handling, comfortable seating, and better-than-average cargo room make the Porsche Cayman a success in the segment. Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 49.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 22.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 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)
12.5 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR/17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR/17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YPI
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 7200 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
9.5 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code
480 MN6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
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 Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.8

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