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11 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 3 5 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 65.4 mm 21% or 17.6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 81 mm vs 65.4 mm 19% or 15.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 57 bhp

260 kw. vs 42 kw.

84% or 293 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 85 nM 79% or 315 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 14.9 sec. 10.1 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 84 mph 86 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 54.63 mpg 157% or 33.39 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 56.06 mpg 85% or 25.73 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 52.33 mpg 271% or 38.21 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 35 liters 52% or 38 liters

7 reasons to buy Mitsubishi i

Engine and transmission
Better compression 8.8 vs 8.0 9% or 0.8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 71 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 187% or 133 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
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
Less weight 900 kg vs 1380 kg 53% or 480 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Mitsubishi i

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 6000 RPM 8% or 500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 659 cm3 81% or 2847 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Rear transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 4 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 3395 mm 22% or 974 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1475 mm 22% or 408 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1600 mm 28% or 450 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 146/65 R15
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 175/55 R15
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs repair kit
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 15" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)