Compare 2012 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2012 Nissan GT-R vs 2012 Porsche 911

2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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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 Black Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Black Edition 16 23 $89,492 $95,100
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Premium 16 23 $84,648 $89,950
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2-Door Convertible 991 Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
911 2-Door Convertible 991 Carrera 19 27 $84,150 $93,700
911 2-Door Convertible 991 Carrera S 19 27 $97,020 $108,000
911 2-Door Convertible 997 Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
911 2-Door Convertible 997 Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
911 2-Door Convertible S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
911 2-Door Convertible S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
911 2-Door Convertible Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
911 2-Door Coupe 991 Carrera 19 27 $73,710 $82,100
911 2-Door Coupe 991 Carrera S 19 27 $86,580 $96,400
911 2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
911 2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
911 2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
911 2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
911 2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
911 2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
911 2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,236
$89,492
$84,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,600
$95,100
$93,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$993 / month
$1585 / month
$1562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
9.0
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 GT-R outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price. The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 44.6 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.5 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 109.4 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 74.6 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 183.9 176.8
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 53.9 51.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 8.8 4.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.0 15 x 1.2 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 15.35 x 1.3 13.00 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1 16.60-12.25
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.4 2.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P255/40ZR20 P235/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P285/35ZR20 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3829 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 20 x 10.5 19 x 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 9.5 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 3.8L/232 3.4L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 530 @ 6400 350 @ 7400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 448 @ 3200-6000 287 @ 5600
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.60 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.28 3.38 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.30 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MZ6 GR6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.70 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.80 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 4.06 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan GT-R Porsche 911
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Sedan Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.8 8.3

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