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1961 Lotus Seven vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, 1975 Toyota Corona is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Lotus Seven. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Lotus Seven would be higher. At 1,587 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Toyota Corona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Toyota Corona (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1961 Lotus Seven. (38 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Toyota Corona should accelerate faster than 1961 Lotus Seven. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Toyota Corona weights approximately 568 kg more than 1961 Lotus Seven. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Lotus Seven 1975 Toyota Corona
Make Lotus Toyota
Model Seven Corona
Year Released 1961 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 997 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 38 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 432 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 3360 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1100 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2240 mm 2510 mm


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