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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Mazda RX-8?

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10 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More engine power

350 bhp vs 192 bhp

260 kw. vs 141 kw.

45% or 158 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 220 nM 45% or 180 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 7.2 sec. 2.4 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 139 mph 31 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 26.19 mpg 23% or 4.95 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 12% or 3.68 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 18.7 mpg 32% or 4.58 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 61 liters 16% or 12 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 1390 kg 1% or 10 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

7 reasons to buy Mazda RX-8

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10 vs 8.0 20% or 2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 166 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 23% or 38 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Mazda RX-8

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 7000 RPM 7% or 500 less rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1308 cm3 63% or 2198 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs Rotating cylinder block
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4430 mm 1% or 61 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1780 mm 5% or 103 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1340 mm 14% or 190 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 225/45R18
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 225/45R18
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs welds
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs 5 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)