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1963 Lotus Seven vs. 2005 Volkswagen Bora

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen Bora is newer by 42 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Lotus Seven. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Lotus Seven would be higher. At 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Volkswagen Bora is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volkswagen Bora (113 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 1963 Lotus Seven. (38 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Bora should accelerate faster than 1963 Lotus Seven. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Bora weights approximately 901 kg more than 1963 Lotus Seven. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1963 Lotus Seven is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1963 Lotus Seven. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Bora, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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:

1963 Lotus Seven 2005 Volkswagen Bora
Make Lotus Volkswagen
Model Seven Bora
Year Released 1963 2005
Body Type Roadster Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 997 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 38 HP 113 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 430 kg 1331 kg
Vehicle Length 3360 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1100 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2240 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 29 L 55 L


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