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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Chevrolet Corvette would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette (330 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 222 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 216 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 1971 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 1971 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, 1971 Chevrolet Corvette (488 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 338 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1971 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1971 Chevrolet Corvette
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Corvette
Year Released 2009 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5733 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 330 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 488 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 101.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1529 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1220 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 68 L


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