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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1986 Opel Omega

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Opel Omega. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Opel Omega 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 279 more horse power than 1986 Opel Omega. (122 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 1986 Opel Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Opel Omega weights approximately 197 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 367 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Opel Omega. (175 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Opel Omega.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1986 Opel Omega
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model SSR Omega
Year Released 2006 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 122 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1275 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 75 L


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