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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Mitsubishi FTO?

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9 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.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 78.4 mm 6% or 4.6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 81 mm vs 69 mm 15% or 12 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 197 bhp

260 kw. vs 147 kw.

44% or 153 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 200 nM 50% or 200 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 7.3 sec. 2.5 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 120 mph 50 mph
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 60 liters 18% or 13 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years

3 reasons to buy Mitsubishi FTO

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.0 vs 8.0 20% or 2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Warranty
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. Mitsubishi FTO

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 7500 RPM 13% or 1000 less rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 43% or 1508 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4365 mm 0% or 4 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1735 mm 8% or 148 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1300 mm 12% or 150 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 205/50 R16
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 205/50 R16
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs 205/50 R16
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 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)