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$24,550

5-speed

$25,550

SMT

 

BMW Z4

$33,100

 

Honda S2000

$32,600

 

Mazda Miata

$24,385

 

Porsche Boxster

$43,365

 

 

 

Spyder vs BMW Z4
Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase 96.4" 98.2"
Overall length 152.9" 159.4"
Overall height 48.2" 50.9"
Overall width 66.7" 68.5"
Curb weight 2150 lbs 2932 lbs
Weight distribution, % 44/56 51/49
Track, front/rear 58.1"/57.5" 55.6"/58.8"
Headroom 37.3" 37.3"
Shoulder room 51" 52.5"
Hip room 49.8" n/a
Leg room 42.2" 42.0"
Cargo capacity 0.4/1.5 (f/r) cu ft 5 cu ft
Fuel capacity 12.7 gal 14.5 gal
Passenger volume 48 cu ft 47 cu ft
EPA est mileage, city/hwy 25/30 mpg 20/27 mpg
Engine
Engine size/type 1.8 liter, 16V, l4 2.5 liter, 24V,l6
Optional engine none 3.0 liter, 24V,l6
Horsepower/rpm 138hp @ 6400 rpm

184 @ 6000 rpm

225 @ 5900 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)/rpm 125 ft-lb @ 4400 rpm

175 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm

214 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm

Fuel injection system sequential sequential
Drivetrain and Chassis
Configuration

mid-engine

rear wheel drive

front-engine

rear wheel drive

Standard/optional transmission

5-speed manual,

Sequential Manual Transmission (opt)

5-speed manual,

5 spd automatic  (opt)

Front suspension

MacPherson struts,

lower L-arms, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

n/a
Rear suspension

MacPherson struts, dual transverse links, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

n/a
Tires

185/55VR15 front

205/50VR15 rear

225/50ZR16
Brakes, front/rear disc/disc, ABS disc/disc, ABS
Steering power rack and pinion power assist rack and pinion

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Spyder  vs Honda S2000

Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase 96.4" 94.5"
Overall length 152.9" 162.2"
Overall height 48.2" 50.6"
Overall width 66.7" 68.9"
Curb weight 2150 lbs 2809 lbs
Weight distribution, % 44/56 50/50
Track, front/rear 58.1"/57.5" 57.8"/59.4"
Headroom 37.3" 34.6"
Shoulder room 51" 50.2"
Hip room 49.8" 49.8"
Leg room 42.2" 44.3"
Cargo capacity 0.4/1.5 (f/r) cu ft 5 cu ft
Fuel capacity 12.7 gal 13.2 gal
Passenger volume 48 cu ft 48.4 cu ft
EPA est mileage, city/hwy 25/30 mpg 20/26 mpg
Engine
Engine size/type 1.8 liter, 16V, l4 2.0 liter, 16V, I4
Optional engine none none
Horsepower/rpm 138hp @ 6400 rpm 240 hp @ 8300 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)/rpm 125 ft-lb @ 4400 rpm 153 ft-lb @ 7500 rpm
Fuel injection system sequential program
Drivetrain and Chassis
Configuration

mid-engine

rear wheel drive

front-engine,

rear wheel drive

Standard/optional transmission

5-speed manual,

Sequential Manual Transmission (opt)

6- speed manual
Front suspension

MacPherson struts,

lower L-arms, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

Double wishbone,

coil springs

tube shocks,

anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

MacPherson struts, dual transverse links, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

Double wishbone,

coil springs

tube shocks,

anti-roll bar

Tires

185/55VR15 front

205/50VR15 rear

205/55WR16 front

225/60WR16 rear

Brakes, front/rear disc/disc, ABS disc/disc, ABS
Steering power rack and pinion power rack and pinion

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Spyder vs Mazda Miata

Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase 96.4" 89.2"
Overall length 152.9" 155.3"
Overall height 48.2" 48.4"
Overall width 66.7" 66.0"
Curb weight 2150 lbs 2332 lbs
Weight distribution, % 44/56 50/50
Track, front/rear 58.1"/57.5" 55.3"/56.3"
Headroom 37.3" 37.1"
Shoulder room 51" 49.7"
Hip room 49.8" n/a
Leg room 42.2" 42.8"
Cargo capacity 0.4/1.5 (f/r) cu ft 5.1 cu ft
Fuel capacity 12.7 gal 12.7 gal
Passenger volume 48 cu ft 46 cu ft
EPA est mileage, city/hwy 25/30 mpg 25/29 mpg
Engine
Engine size/type 1.8 liter, 16V, l4 1.8 liter, 16V, I4
Optional engine none none
Horsepower/rpm 138hp @ 6400 rpm 142 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque (lb-ft)/rpm 125 ft-lb @ 4400 rpm 119 ft-lb @ 5500 rpm
Fuel injection system sequential multi-point
Drivetrain and Chassis
Configuration

mid-engine

rear wheel drive

front-engine

rear wheel drive

Standard/optional transmission

5-speed manual,

Sequential Manual Transmission (opt)

5-speed manual,

4-speed automatic (opt)

Front suspension

MacPherson struts,

lower L-arms, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

Double wishbone,

gas shocks,

anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

MacPherson struts, dual transverse links, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

Double wishbone,

gas shocks,

anti-roll bar

Tires

185/55VR15 front

205/50VR15 rear

185/60HR14

195/50VR15 (LS)

Brakes, front/rear disc/disc, ABS disc/disc, ABS
Steering power rack and pinion power rack and pinion

 

  Mazda Miata Toyota MR2 Spyder
Curb weight 2,.387 lbs 2,215 lbs
Horsepower 138 138
0-60mph 8 sec 7.3 sec
? mile (sec. @ mph) 16.1 @ 86.1mph 15.6 @88.4mph
Braking from 60mph 150 ft. 115
Braking from 80mph 282 ft. 204
Skidpad (g) 0.92 0.91
Slalom (mph) 62.7 62.6

Data courtesy of Road and Track

 

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Spyder vs 

Porsche Boxster

Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase 96.4" 95.2"
Overall length 152.9" 171"
Overall height 48.2" 50.8"
Overall width 66.7" 70.1"
Curb weight 2150 lbs 2778 lbs
Weight distribution, % 44/56 46/54
Track, front/rear 58.1"/57.5" 57.5"/60.2"
Headroom 37.3" 38.4"
Shoulder room 51" 51.7"
Hip room 49.8" n/a
Leg room 42.2" 41.6"
Cargo capacity 0.4/1.5 (f/r) cu ft 9.1 cu ft
Fuel capacity 12.7 gal 16.9 gal
Passenger volume 48 cu ft n/a
EPA est mileage, city/hwy 25/30 mpg 20/28 mpg
Engine
Engine size/type 1.8 liter, 16V, l4 2.7 liter, 24V, flat 6
Optional engine none 3.2 liter, 24V, flat 6
Horsepower/rpm 138hp @ 6400 rpm

217 hp @ 6500 rpm

250 hp @ 6250 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)/rpm 125 ft-lb @ 4400 rpm

192 ft-lbs @ 4500 rpm

225 ft-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Fuel injection system sequential sequential
Drivetrain and Chassis
Configuration

mid-engine

rear wheel drive

mid-engine

rear wheel drive

Standard/optional transmission

5-speed manual,

Sequential Manual Transmission (opt)

6-speed manual

4-speed auto-Triptonic (opt)

Front suspension

MacPherson struts,

lower L-arms, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

MacPherson struts,

coil springs,

gas shocks,

anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

MacPherson struts, dual transverse links, coil springs,

tube shocks, anti-roll bar

MacPherson struts,

coil springs,

gas shocks,

anti-roll bar

Tires

185/55VR15 front

205/50VR15 rear

205/55ZR16 front

225/50ZR16 rear

Brakes, front/rear disc/disc, ABS disc/disc, ABS
Steering power rack and pinion power rack and pinion
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