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2006 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 4 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 6,998 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette (506 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 246 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 129 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet Corvette.

Because 2006 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2006 Chevrolet Corvette. 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, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette (637 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 322 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet Corvette 2002 Acura CL
Make Chevrolet Acura
Model Corvette CL
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6998 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 506 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 637 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 104.8 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101.6 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1451 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4470 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 65 L


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