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Compare 2011 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2011 Porsche Cayman

2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2011 Porsche Cayman
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayman 2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,730
$46,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,045
$51,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$984 / month
$865 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar. Fantastic handling, comfortable seating, and better-than-average cargo room make the Porsche Cayman a success in the segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 14.5
Brakes
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)
13.4 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
14.0 x 1.3 12.5 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
YFJ NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P205/55ZR/17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P235/50ZR/17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 2932
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 265 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.05
Trans Order Code
MN6 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Cayman
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5

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