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2004 Maserati Spyder vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2004 Maserati Spyder is newer by 2 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 4,254 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Maserati Spyder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Maserati Spyder (385 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 125 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Maserati Spyder should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Maserati Spyder weights approximately 150 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Maserati Spyder 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 2004 Maserati Spyder. 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, 2004 Maserati Spyder (447 Nm) has 132 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm). This means 2004 Maserati Spyder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Maserati Spyder 2002 Acura CL
Make Maserati Acura
Model Spyder CL
Year Released 2004 2002
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4254 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 385 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 447 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.1:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1730 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 87 L 65 L


 

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