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2002 Acura CL vs. 2012 Zenvo ST1

To start off, 2012 Zenvo ST1 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL would be higher. At 7,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Zenvo ST1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Zenvo ST1 (1,104 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 844 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Zenvo ST1 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 204 kg more than 2012 Zenvo ST1.

Because 2012 Zenvo ST1 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 2012 Zenvo ST1. 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, 2012 Zenvo ST1 (1,430 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 1115 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2012 Zenvo ST1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2012 Zenvo ST1 has manual transmission. 2012 Zenvo ST1 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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2002 Acura CL 2012 Zenvo ST1
Make Acura Zenvo
Model CL ST1
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3210 cc 7000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 260 HP 1104 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 1430 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1376 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4665 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 2041 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1198 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3055 mm


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