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2009 Cadillac STS vs. 1999 Lotus Esprit

To start off, 2009 Cadillac STS is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Lotus Esprit. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Lotus Esprit would be higher. At 3,599 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac STS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Lotus Esprit (349 HP) has 47 more horse power than 2009 Cadillac STS. (302 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Lotus Esprit should accelerate faster than 2009 Cadillac STS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Cadillac STS weights approximately 960 kg more than 1999 Lotus Esprit.

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, 2009 Cadillac STS (369 Nm) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Lotus Esprit. (351 Nm). This means 2009 Cadillac STS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Lotus Esprit. 2009 Cadillac STS has automatic transmission and 1999 Lotus Esprit has manual transmission. 1999 Lotus Esprit will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Cadillac STS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac STS 1999 Lotus Esprit
Make Cadillac Lotus
Model STS Esprit
Year Released 2009 1999
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3599 cc 3506 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 349 HP
Torque 369 Nm 351 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 8.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 675 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1150 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2310 mm


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