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1991 Caterham Super 7 vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Caterham Super 7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Caterham Super 7 would be higher. At 1,599 cc (4 cylinders), 1991 Caterham Super 7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Caterham Super 7 (84 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Caterham Super 7 should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Tata Indica weights approximately 495 kg more than 1991 Caterham Super 7.

Because 1991 Caterham Super 7 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 1991 Caterham Super 7. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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, 1991 Caterham Super 7 (124 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1991 Caterham Super 7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Caterham Super 7 2009 Tata Indica
Make Caterham Tata
Model Super 7 Indica
Year Released 1991 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1599 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 84 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 124 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77.6 mm 79.5 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 510 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 3380 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1110 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2240 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 36 L 37 L


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