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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Maserati Spyder?

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6 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 81 mm vs 80 mm 1% or 1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 4.9 sec. 0.1 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 204 g/mile vs 267 g/mile 31% or 63 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 1380 kg vs 1720 kg 25% or 340 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

10 reasons to buy Maserati Spyder

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.1 vs 8.0 28% or 3.1 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 92 mm vs 83 mm 10% or 9 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

390 bhp vs 350 bhp

287 kw. vs 260 kw.

10% or 40 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 451 nM vs 400 nM 11% or 51 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 176 mph vs 170 mph 6 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 15.2 mpg vs 21.24 mpg 40% or 6.04 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 21.69 mpg vs 30.33 mpg 40% or 8.64 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 10 mpg vs 14.12 mpg 41% or 4.12 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 88 liters vs 73 liters 17% or 15 liters

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Maserati Spyder

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 7000 RPM 7% or 500 less rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 4244 cm3 17% or 738 cm3 less
Cylinders location V8 vs V8
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 4303 mm 2% or 66 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1822 mm 3% or 61 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1305 mm 12% or 155 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 235/40 R18
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 265/35 R18
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs 15 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)