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What is Better Lotus Elise or Opel Calibra?

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3 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 9.50 sec. 3.8 sec.
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1255 kg 60% or 470 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.50 meters 7% or 0.8 meters

10 reasons to buy Opel Calibra

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

136 bhp vs 120 bhp

99 kw. vs 90 kw.

12% or 16 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 185 nM vs 168 nM 9% or 17 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 134 mph vs 126 mph 8 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 31.98 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 20% or 6.52 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 41.99 mpg vs 46 mpg 10% or 4.01 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 30% or 6.99 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 300 liters vs 115 liters 62% or 185 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1700 kg vs 1072 kg 37% or 628 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 445 kg vs 287 kg 36% or 158 kg

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Opel Calibra

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 10% or 202 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4492 mm 16% or 707 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1688 mm 2% or 31 mm wider
Height 1143 mm vs 1320 mm 13% or 177 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2600 mm 12% or 300 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 205/50R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 205/50R16
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)