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What is Better Lotus Elise or Maserati Spyder?

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6 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 80 mm 10% or 9.3 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 267 g/mile 143% or 157 g/mile
Less noise level 74 dB vs 74.7 dB 1% or 0.7 dB
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 2 years 75% or 6 years
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1720 kg 119% or 935 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.5 meters 7% or 0.8 meters

13 reasons to buy Maserati Spyder

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 11.1 vs 10.5 5% or 0.6 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 92 mm vs 80 mm 13% or 12 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

390 bhp vs 120 bhp

287 kw. vs 90 kw.

69% or 270 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 451 nM vs 168 nM 63% or 283 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.9 sec. vs 5.7 sec. 0.8 sec.
More top speed 176 mph vs 126 mph 50 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 15.2 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 153% or 23.3 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 21.69 mpg vs 46 mpg 112% or 24.31 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 10 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 200% or 19.99 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 300 liters vs 115 liters 62% or 185 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 88 liters vs 32 liters 64% or 56 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1980 kg vs 1072 kg 46% or 908 kg

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Maserati Spyder

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 7000 RPM 20% or 1400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 4244 cm3 58% or 2448 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft DOHC vs QUAD CAM
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4303 mm 12% or 518 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1822 mm 6% or 103 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1305 mm 12% or 162 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2440 mm 6% or 140 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 235/40 R18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 265/35 R18
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs 15 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)