1991 Acura Legend vs. 2005 Aston Martin DB9

To start off, 2005 Aston Martin DB9 is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Acura Legend. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Acura Legend 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) has 284 more horse power than 1991 Acura Legend. (160 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Aston Martin DB9 should accelerate faster than 1991 Acura Legend. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Aston Martin DB9 weights approximately 160 kg more than 1991 Acura Legend. 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, 1991 Acura Legend, 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) has 351 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Acura Legend. (220 Nm). This means 2005 Aston Martin DB9 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Acura Legend. 2005 Aston Martin DB9 has automatic transmission and 1991 Acura Legend has manual transmission. 1991 Acura Legend will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Aston Martin DB9 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Acura Legend 2005 Aston Martin DB9
Make Acura Aston Martin
Model Legend DB9
Year Released 1991 2005
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2673 cc 5935 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 160 HP 444 HP
Torque 220 Nm 571 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86.9 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 74.9 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1710 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2750 mm


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