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Compare 2011 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2011 Nissan GT-R

2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2011 Nissan GT-R
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2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
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2-Door Coupe Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Premium 15 21 $79,109 $84,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,730
$79,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,045
$84,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$984 / month
$1401 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar. The 2011 GT-R achieves the unthinkable: It outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 79.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 44.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 74.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.0 15 x - TBD -
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)
14.0 x 1.3 15 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P285/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
YFJ NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P255/40ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3829
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 20 x 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 434 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
LS3 - TBD -
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 485 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.30
Trans Order Code
MN6 GR6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.60
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan GT-R
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 2

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