Compare 1997 Porsche Boxster vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 Porsche Boxster
1997 Dodge Viper SRT
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2-Door Roadster Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 27 $35,005 $39,980
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 26 $37,610 $43,130
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2-Door RT/10 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,005
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,980
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$666 / month
$1100 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
-TBD- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.8
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 175.1
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 96.2
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 5.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.1 6.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.74 x 0.95 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.80 13.0 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P275/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P335/35ZR17
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)
2755 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
-TBD- 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 450 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V10
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4500 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/153 8.0L/488
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 (Est) 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (Est) 21
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Boxster Dodge Viper
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
-TBD- 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
-TBD- 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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