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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1960 Maserati 5000 GT

To start off, 1977 Chevrolet Citation is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Maserati 5000 GT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Maserati 5000 GT would be higher. At 4,941 cc (8 cylinders), 1960 Maserati 5000 GT is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1960 Maserati 5000 GT weights approximately 350 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1960 Maserati 5000 GT 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 1960 Maserati 5000 GT. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, 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.

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1977 Chevrolet Citation 1960 Maserati 5000 GT
Make Chevrolet Maserati
Model Citation 5000 GT
Year Released 1977 1960
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4941 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 335 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2610 mm


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