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2003 TVR Chimaera 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 TVR Chimaera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 TVR Chimaera would be higher. At 4,546 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 TVR Chimaera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 TVR Chimaera (282 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 144 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 TVR Chimaera should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 585 kg more than 2003 TVR Chimaera.

Because 2003 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 2003 TVR Chimaera. 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 41 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 TVR Chimaera. (306 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 TVR Chimaera. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2003 TVR Chimaera has manual transmission. 2003 TVR Chimaera 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 TVR Chimaera 2005 Honda Accord
Make TVR Honda
Model Chimaera Accord
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4546 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 282 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 306 Nm 347 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 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4030 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 65 L


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