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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 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 61 more horse power than 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. (340 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 442 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 59 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. (483 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Chevrolet Corvette.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2003 Chevrolet Corvette
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Corvette
Year Released 2006 2003
Body Type Pickup Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 5665 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 340 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 483 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 99 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 92 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1220 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2950 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 14 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 117 L


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