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Compare 2012 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2012 Lexus LFA

2012 Chevrolet Corvette
2012 Lexus LFA
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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 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LFA 2-Door Coupe 11 16 $337,500 $375,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,236
$337,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,600
$375,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$993 / month
$6250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value. The 2012 Lexus LFA, like any supercar, is more of an emotional than a logical purchase, and if you can get over the fact that it's not the fastest even though it's one of the most expensive, it will serve well as a show-stopper.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 48.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.0 14.2 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 15.4 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 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.35
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 19.69
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P305/30ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
XFA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P265/35ZR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3483
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 20 x 11.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 552 @ 8700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 354 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 4.8L/293
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 16
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.28 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.19
Trans Order Code
MZ6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.80
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 3.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.61
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.97
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Lexus LFA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 15.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5

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