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1961 Trabant Universal vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 41 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Trabant Universal. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Trabant Universal would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 240 more horse power than 1961 Trabant Universal. (20 HP @ 3900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1961 Trabant Universal. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 914 kg more than 1961 Trabant Universal. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 271 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Trabant Universal. (44 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Trabant Universal.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Trabant Universal 2002 Acura CL
Make Trabant Acura
Model Universal CL
Year Released 1961 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 499 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 20 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 3900 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 44 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 666 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3370 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1500 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2030 mm 2580 mm


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