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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1975 Chevrolet Nova

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Chevrolet Nova. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Chevrolet Nova would be higher. At 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet SSR is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (401 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 293 more horse power than 1975 Chevrolet Nova. (108 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 1975 Chevrolet Nova. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Chevrolet Nova weights approximately 412 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 SSR (542 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 284 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Chevrolet Nova. (258 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Chevrolet Nova.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1975 Chevrolet Nova
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Nova
Year Released 2006 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 4093 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1600 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2830 mm


 

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