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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Chevrolet Nubira would be higher. At 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette (430 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 322 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 148 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 2012 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 2012 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, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette (574 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 424 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 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 2012 Chevrolet Corvette
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Corvette
Year Released 2009 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 6200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 430 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 574 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1461 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4435 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1844 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1247 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 68 L


 

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