Compare 2011 Lotus Exige vs 2011 Chevrolet Corvette

2011 Lotus Exige
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Coupe S240
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S240 21 27 N/A $65,690
2-Door Coupe S260 21 27 N/A $74,950
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,630 $49,045
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,180 $54,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,090 $55,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,730 $59,045
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,681 $74,375
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $103,130 $110,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$44,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,690
$49,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
41.0 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
45.6 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.5 174.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.0 22.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
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)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 39.0
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YPI
Front Tire Size
P195/50WR16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P285/35ZR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2077 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 5500 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
1.8L/110 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 8000 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Exige Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8

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