2010 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 1962 MG MGA

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 MG MGA. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 MG MGA would be higher. At 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette (430 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 341 more horse power than 1962 MG MGA. (89 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 1962 MG MGA. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 592 kg more than 1962 MG MGA. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette (574 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 425 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 MG MGA. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 MG MGA.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 MG MGA
Make Chevrolet MG
Model Corvette MGA
Year Released 2010 1962
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6200 cc 1798 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 430 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 574 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1492 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 1928 mm 1460 mm
Vehicle Height 1237 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 2685 mm 2390 mm


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