Compare 2003 Lotus Esprit vs 2003 Porsche 911

2003 Lotus Esprit
2003 Porsche 911
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 15 22 N/A $90,825
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2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual S 17 24 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe Tiptronic S 17 23 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 17 23 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo Tiptronic 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual GT2 15 22 $171,495 $181,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$59,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,825
$68,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1514 / month
$1143 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
34.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 70.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
49.2 41.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.0 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
45.3 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
95.3 92.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 4.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.3 12.53 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.0 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.3 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR18 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR17 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3043 3080
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10.0 17 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 23.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6500 315 @ 6800
Engine Type
Turbo Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 4250 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.381 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.756 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.546 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.059 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 249
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.889 3.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.037 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Tiptronic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.364 3.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Esprit Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Cpe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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