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2001 Ascari Ecosse vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Ascari Ecosse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Ascari Ecosse would be higher. At 4,721 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Ascari Ecosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Ascari Ecosse (395 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 135 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Ascari Ecosse should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 333 kg more than 2001 Ascari Ecosse.

Because 2001 Ascari Ecosse 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 2001 Ascari Ecosse. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, 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, 2001 Ascari Ecosse (678 Nm) has 363 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm). This means 2001 Ascari Ecosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2001 Ascari Ecosse has manual transmission. 2001 Ascari Ecosse will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2001 Ascari Ecosse 2002 Acura CL
Make Ascari Acura
Model Ecosse CL
Year Released 2001 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 4721 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 395 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 678 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 91.9 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.6 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1247 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1130 mm 1420 mm


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