1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass vs. 2005 Aston Martin DB9

To start off, 2005 Aston Martin DB9 is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 5,935 cc (12 cylinders), 2005 Aston Martin DB9 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Aston Martin DB9 (444 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 285 more horse power than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (159 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Aston Martin DB9 should accelerate faster than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Aston Martin DB9 weights approximately 265 kg more than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Aston Martin DB9 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 2005 Aston Martin DB9. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Aston Martin DB9 (571 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 368 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2005 Aston Martin DB9 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2005 Aston Martin DB9
Make Oldsmobile Aston Martin
Model Cutlass DB9
Year Released 1989 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2260 cc 5935 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 159 HP 444 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 571 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1445 kg 1710 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2750 mm


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