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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2002 Donkervoort D8

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Donkervoort D8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Donkervoort D8 would be higher. At 1,780 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Donkervoort D8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Donkervoort D8 (148 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Donkervoort D8 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 688 kg more than 2002 Donkervoort D8.

Because 2002 Donkervoort D8 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 2002 Donkervoort D8. 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, 2002 Donkervoort D8 (210 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Donkervoort D8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2002 Donkervoort D8
Make Chevrolet Donkervoort
Model Nubira D8
Year Released 2009 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1780 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1750 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 625 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3420 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1110 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2310 mm


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