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What is Better Lotus Elise or Porsche 996?

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Lotus Elise Porsche 996

3 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 192 g/mile 75% or 82 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 115 liters vs 100 liters 13% or 15 liters
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1660 kg 111% or 875 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

12 reasons to buy Porsche 996

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

420 bhp vs 120 bhp

305 kw. vs 90 kw.

71% or 300 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 560 nM vs 168 nM 70% or 392 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.30 sec. vs 5.7 sec. 1.4 sec.
More top speed 190 mph vs 126 mph 64 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.99 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 75% or 16.51 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 31.01 mpg vs 46 mpg 48% or 14.99 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 100% or 14.99 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 1980 kg vs 1072 kg 46% or 908 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 320 kg vs 287 kg 10% or 33 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.60 meters vs 10.7 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Porsche 996

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 6000 RPM 7% or 400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 3600 cm3 50% or 1804 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4435 mm 15% or 650 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1830 mm 6% or 111 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1295 mm 12% or 152 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2350 mm 2% or 50 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 295/30ZR18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 295/30ZR18
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)