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2003 Donkervoort D8 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Donkervoort D8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Donkervoort D8 would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Donkervoort D8 (148 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Donkervoort D8 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 1015 kg more than 2003 Donkervoort D8.

Because 2003 Donkervoort D8 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 2003 Donkervoort D8. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Donkervoort D8. (210 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Donkervoort D8. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2003 Donkervoort D8 has manual transmission. 2003 Donkervoort D8 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Donkervoort D8 2005 Honda Accord
Make Donkervoort Honda
Model D8 Accord
Year Released 2003 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1780 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 630 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3420 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1110 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2310 mm 2630 mm


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