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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. (49 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 863 kg more than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina 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 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina. (69 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1960 Fairthorpe Electrina
Make Chevrolet Fairthorpe
Model Nubira Electrina
Year Released 2009 1960
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 948 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 69 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.5:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 450 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3740 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2090 mm


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