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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2001 TVR Chimaera

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 TVR Chimaera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 TVR Chimaera would be higher. At 4,986 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 TVR Chimaera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 TVR Chimaera (335 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 227 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 TVR Chimaera should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 253 kg more than 2001 TVR Chimaera.

Because 2001 TVR Chimaera 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 2001 TVR Chimaera. 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, 2001 TVR Chimaera (484 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 334 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2001 TVR Chimaera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2001 TVR Chimaera
Make Chevrolet TVR
Model Nubira Chimaera
Year Released 2009 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 4986 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 108 HP 335 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 484 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 269 km/hour
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 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1230 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 57 L


 

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