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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Porsche Cayenne?

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7 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.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 300 bhp

260 kw. vs 220 kw.

14% or 50 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 7.5 sec. 2.7 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 25.19 mpg 19% or 3.95 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 33.62 mpg 11% or 3.29 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 17.8 mpg 26% or 3.68 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 1995 kg 45% or 615 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

10 reasons to buy Porsche Cayenne

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.7 vs 8.0 32% or 3.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 89 mm vs 83 mm 7% or 6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 96.4 mm vs 81 mm 16% or 15.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Performance
More top speed 230 mph vs 170 mph 60 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 163 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 25% or 41 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 2 3 generations
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 100 liters vs 73 liters 27% or 27 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 10 years vs 8 years 20% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Porsche Cayenne

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 6300 RPM 3% or 200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 3598 cm3 3% or 92 cm3 less
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 4846 mm 10% or 477 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1939 mm 3% or 56 mm narrower
Height 1150 mm vs 1705 mm 33% or 555 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 255/55 R18
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 255/55 R18
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs repair kit
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs CAYENNE
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)