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1992 Vauxhall Carlton vs. 1982 Vauxhall Nova

To start off, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Vauxhall Nova. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Vauxhall Nova would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 70 more horse power than 1982 Vauxhall Nova. (44 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton should accelerate faster than 1982 Vauxhall Nova. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton weights approximately 495 kg more than 1982 Vauxhall Nova. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Vauxhall Carlton 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 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1982 Vauxhall Nova, 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, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Vauxhall Nova. (68 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Vauxhall Nova.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Vauxhall Carlton 1982 Vauxhall Nova
Make Vauxhall Vauxhall
Model Carlton Nova
Year Released 1992 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 44 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 68 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 2600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 740 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 3960 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1550 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2350 mm


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