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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity would be higher. At 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet SSR is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity weights approximately 284 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Because 2006 Chevrolet SSR 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 SSR. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity, 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.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Celebrity
Year Released 2006 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 2844 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 401 HP 0 HP
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1362 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2680 mm


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