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2005 Saleen S7 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Saleen S7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Saleen S7 would be higher. At 7,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Saleen S7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Saleen S7 (750 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 568 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saleen S7 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 493 kg more than 2005 Saleen S7.

Because 2005 Saleen S7 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 2005 Saleen S7. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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 Saleen S7 (949 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 716 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2005 Saleen S7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2005 Saleen S7 has manual transmission. 2005 Saleen S7 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Saleen S7 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Saleen Buick
Model S7 LaCrosse
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 7000 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 750 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 949 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1247 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4755 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1981 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1041 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2692 mm 2837 mm


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