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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1965 Lotus Elan

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 41 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1965 Lotus Elan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1965 Lotus Elan would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1965 Lotus Elan. (104 HP @ 6250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1965 Lotus Elan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 1502 kg more than 1965 Lotus Elan. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1965 Lotus Elan. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan will offer significantly more control. 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 Hyundai Terracan 1965 Lotus Elan
Make Hyundai Lotus
Model Terracan Elan
Year Released 2006 1965
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1558 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6250 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 660 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 3700 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1150 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 45 L


 

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