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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,530
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$827 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment. From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.5 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 33.5 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 174.6
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 49.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 22.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.5 x 1.1 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.8 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1-13.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R/17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA XBH
Front Tire Size P205/55R/17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XBH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 3208
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 2.9L/177 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 7200 430 @ 5900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code NA MM6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 2.66
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 2.90
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Porsche Cayman Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
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.) NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
 
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