Compare 1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe vs 1998 Porsche 911

1998 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Coupe
1998 Porsche 911
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 25 $45,501 $53,000
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2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera S Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $61,001 $70,750
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $62,859 $73,000
2-Door Carrera Targa w/Tiptronic 17 24 $63,686 $74,015
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 17 24 $65,544 $76,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,501
$54,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,000
$63,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$1063 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 -TBD-
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
27.2 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.4 -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in)
39.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -TBD-
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.6 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 56.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 89.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 167.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 -TBD-
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.63 11.77 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 11.97 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.47
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 P205/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
160 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1600 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3064
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 24
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
622 -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6000 282 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.357 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.424 1.41
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.753 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.431 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.180 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.266 3.44
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door S Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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