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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1998 Ferrari 456M

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Ferrari 456M. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Ferrari 456M would be higher. At 5,473 cc (12 cylinders), 1998 Ferrari 456M is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Ferrari 456M (435 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 327 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Ferrari 456M should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Ferrari 456M weights approximately 382 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 1998 Ferrari 456M 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 1998 Ferrari 456M. 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, 1998 Ferrari 456M (550 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 400 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1998 Ferrari 456M will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1998 Ferrari 456M
Make Chevrolet Ferrari
Model Nubira 456M
Year Released 2009 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5473 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 435 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 75 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.6:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 300 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 5.2 seconds
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 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1930 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 110 L


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