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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1957 Packard Patrician

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Packard Patrician. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Packard Patrician would be higher. At 6,135 cc (8 cylinders), 1957 Packard Patrician is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 Packard Patrician (286 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 178 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1957 Packard Patrician should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Packard Patrician weights approximately 762 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1957 Packard Patrician 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 1957 Packard Patrician. 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, 1957 Packard Patrician (549 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 399 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1957 Packard Patrician will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1957 Packard Patrician
Make Chevrolet Packard
Model Nubira Patrician
Year Released 2009 1957
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 6135 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 286 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 549 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 104.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2075 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5580 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1580 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3240 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 77 L


 

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