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1999 TVR Chimaera vs. 2011 Citroen C3

To start off, 2011 Citroen C3 is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 TVR Chimaera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 TVR Chimaera would be higher. At 4,546 cc (8 cylinders), 1999 TVR Chimaera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 TVR Chimaera (282 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 215 more horse power than 2011 Citroen C3. (67 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 TVR Chimaera should accelerate faster than 2011 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Citroen C3 weights approximately 63 kg more than 1999 TVR Chimaera.

Because 1999 TVR Chimaera 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 1999 TVR Chimaera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Citroen C3, 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, 1999 TVR Chimaera (306 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Citroen C3. (161 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1999 TVR Chimaera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Citroen C3. 2011 Citroen C3 has automatic transmission and 1999 TVR Chimaera has manual transmission. 1999 TVR Chimaera will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Citroen C3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1999 TVR Chimaera 2011 Citroen C3
Make TVR Citroen
Model Chimaera C3
Year Released 1999 2011
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4546 cc 1398 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 282 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 306 Nm 161 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1123 kg
Vehicle Length 4030 mm 3870 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 45 L


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