Compare 1997 Dodge Viper vs 1997 Jaguar XK

1997 Dodge Viper
1997 Jaguar XK
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2-Door GTS Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Viper 2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Viper 2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XK8 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A $61,472 $69,900
XK8 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $57,104 $64,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,280
$61,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,000
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1100 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.8 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 23.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 37.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 33.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
47.0 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
96.2 101.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 9.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.26 12.1 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.87 12.1 x 0.8
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P335/35ZR17 P245/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40ZR17 P245/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D16 P245/50R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3383 3867
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 13 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 10 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 17 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 12.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
490 @ 3700 284 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
8.0L/488 4.0L/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 5200 290 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 - TBD -
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.50
Trans Type
6 5-Speed
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.57
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Viper Jaguar XK8
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Fully Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil-Shock Units Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Fully Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil-Shock Units Double Wishbone

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