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1996 Opel Vectra vs. 2005 Opel Speedster

To start off, 2005 Opel Speedster is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Opel Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Opel Vectra would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Opel Speedster is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Opel Speedster (197 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 1996 Opel Vectra. (114 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Opel Speedster should accelerate faster than 1996 Opel Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Opel Vectra weights approximately 261 kg more than 2005 Opel Speedster.

Because 2005 Opel Speedster 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 Opel Speedster. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Opel Vectra, 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 Opel Speedster (251 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Opel Vectra. (170 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Opel Speedster will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Opel Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Opel Vectra 2005 Opel Speedster
Make Opel Opel
Model Vectra Speedster
Year Released 1996 2005
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1799 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 1950 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1266 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1120 mm


 

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