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1972 Lotus 72 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Lotus 72. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Lotus 72 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Lotus 72 (444 HP @ 10000 RPM) has 216 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1972 Lotus 72 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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:

1972 Lotus 72 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Lotus Mercedes-Benz
Model 72 SLK
Year Released 1972 2007
Engine Size 2992 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 444 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 10000 RPM 6100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual


 

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