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2008 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Chevrolet Corvette would be higher. At 6,162 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette (430 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 322 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 52 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Corvette.

Because 2008 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette (575 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 425 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chevrolet Corvette 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Corvette Nubira
Year Released 2008 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6162 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 430 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 575 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1261 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 60 L


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