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11 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 82.7 mm 0% or 0.3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 165 bhp

260 kw. vs 120 kw.

53% or 185 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 250 nM 38% or 150 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 4.8 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 131 mph 39 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 30.1 mpg 42% or 8.86 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 37.22 mpg 23% or 6.89 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 22.39 mpg 59% or 8.27 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 1640 kg 19% or 260 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

8 reasons to buy Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9.5 vs 8.0 16% or 1.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 93 mm vs 81 mm 13% or 12 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 140 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 46% or 64 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 73 liters 9% or 7 liters
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 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 5000 RPM 23% or 1500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 43% or 1508 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front 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 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4860 mm 10% or 491 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1860 mm 1% or 23 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1577 mm 27% or 427 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 255/55 R17W
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 255/55 R17W
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs 255/55 R17W
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 7JX17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs GOODWOOD
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)