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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1979 Lotus Eclat

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Lotus Eclat. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Lotus Eclat would be higher. At 1,973 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Lotus Eclat is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 263 kg more than 1979 Lotus Eclat.

Because 1979 Lotus Eclat 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 1979 Lotus Eclat. 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1979 Lotus Eclat
Make Chevrolet Lotus
Model Nubira Eclat
Year Released 2009 1979
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1598 cc 1973 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 0 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1210 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2490 mm


 

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