Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Ferrari 430

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2009 Ferrari 430
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2-Door Conv w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
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2-Door Conv Scuderia Spider 16M
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
430 2-Door Conv Scuderia Spider 16M 11 16 N/A $308,000
430 2-Door Conv Spider 11 16 N/A $217,310
430 2-Door Coupe 11 16 N/A $186,925
430 2-Door Coupe Scuderia 11 16 N/A $281,618
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,164
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,220
$308,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$5133 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
16 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 46.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 177.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.1 47.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.26 15.6 x 1.4
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)
12 x 1.0 13.7 x 1.3
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 18.0
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P235/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 3175
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 4.3L/263
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 503 @ 8500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 347 @ 5250
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 16
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2dr Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Ferrari 430
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Fully Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Fully Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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