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Base Roadster

General Pricing

Resale Value $493,125.00 $365,800.00 $228,447.00
Destination $2,750.00 $2,000.00 $1,850.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 5.4L V8 6.5L V12 4.3L V8
Horsepower 617 @ 6500 RPM 631 @ 8000 RPM 490 @ 8500 RPM
Torque 575 @ 3250 RPM 487 @ 6000 RPM 343 @ 5250 RPM
Valves 3 4 4
Displacement (cc) 5439 6496 4308
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.8 X 3.6 3.5 X 3.5 3.6 X 3.2
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11:1 11.3:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) N/A 8 11
Highway (mpg) N/A 13 16

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4889.9 3725.8 3351.0
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 104.9 102.4
Length (in.) 183.3 181.5 177.6
Width (in.) 75.1 81.0 75.7
Height (in.) 49.3 44.7 48.6
Track Front (in.) 64.5 64.4 65.7
Track Rear (in.) 61.8 66.7 63.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) 34.4 N/A N/A
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 39.6 N/A N/A
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.0 N/A N/A
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.8 N/A N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 48.0 N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Tires 255/35R19 245/35R18 225/35R19

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. N/A Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Player N/A N/A Yes
CD Changer Yes Yes N/A
DVD Player N/A Std. N/A
Navigation Aid Std. N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. N/A N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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