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2005 Saturn L vs. 2009 Ascari KZ1

To start off, 2009 Ascari KZ1 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Saturn L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Saturn L would be higher. At 4,941 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Ascari KZ1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ascari KZ1 (500 HP) has 318 more horse power than 2005 Saturn L. (182 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ascari KZ1 should accelerate faster than 2005 Saturn L. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Saturn L weights approximately 118 kg more than 2009 Ascari KZ1.

Because 2009 Ascari KZ1 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 2009 Ascari KZ1. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L, 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, 2009 Ascari KZ1 (550 Nm) has 292 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Saturn L. (258 Nm). This means 2009 Ascari KZ1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Saturn L.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Saturn L 2009 Ascari KZ1
Make Saturn Ascari
Model L KZ1
Year Released 2005 2009
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 2999 cc 4941 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 500 HP
Torque 258 Nm 550 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1468 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1138 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2636 mm


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