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8 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 6 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 8.0 vs 7.4 8% or 0.6 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 81 mm vs 67 mm 17% or 14 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 284 bhp

260 kw. vs 209 kw.

19% or 66 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 5.6 sec. 0.8 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 163 mph 7 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 204 g/mile vs 245 g/mile 20% or 41 g/mile
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 2 years 75% or 6 years

8 reasons to buy Maserati 430

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 94 mm vs 83 mm 12% or 11 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More torque 413 nM vs 400 nM 3% or 13 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 17 mpg vs 21.24 mpg 25% or 4.24 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 23.91 mpg vs 30.33 mpg 27% or 6.42 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.5 mpg vs 14.12 mpg 23% or 2.62 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 73 liters 9% or 7 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1365 kg vs 1380 kg 1% or 15 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Maserati 430

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 6000 RPM 8% or 500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 2790 cm3 20% or 716 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs QUAD CAM
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4223 mm 3% or 146 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1775 mm 6% or 108 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1300 mm 12% or 150 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 215/45 ZR17
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 245/40 ZR17
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs 5 spokes alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)