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1961 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton

To start off, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Chevrolet Corvette would be higher. At 4,637 cc (8 cylinders), 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1961 Chevrolet Corvette (227 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (114 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1961 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 165 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1961 Chevrolet Corvette (407 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 250 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1961 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1992 Vauxhall Carlton
Make Chevrolet Vauxhall
Model Corvette Carlton
Year Released 1961 1992
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4637 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 227 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 407 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1400 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2740 mm


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