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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1985 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 1985 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1985 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 338 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1985 Chevrolet Corvette 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 1985 Chevrolet Corvette. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Chevrolet Citation 1985 Chevrolet Corvette
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Citation Corvette
Year Released 1977 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 5733 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 230 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1488 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1190 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2450 mm


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