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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 2007 Lotus Exige

To start off, 2007 Lotus Exige is newer by 30 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 2,835 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Chevrolet Citation is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Chevrolet Citation weights approximately 234 kg more than 2007 Lotus Exige.

Because 2007 Lotus Exige 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 2007 Lotus Exige. 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 2007 Lotus Exige
Make Chevrolet Lotus
Model Citation Exige
Year Released 1977 2007
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 2835 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 189 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 916 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 3800 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1170 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2310 mm


 

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