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12 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.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 76.5 mm 8% or 6.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 81 mm vs 75.6 mm 7% or 5.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 60 bhp

260 kw. vs 44 kw.

83% or 290 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 116 nM 71% or 284 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 14.2 sec. 9.4 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 99 mph 71 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 45.56 mpg 115% or 24.32 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 56.46 mpg 86% or 26.13 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 141% or 19.89 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 34 liters 53% or 39 liters

7 reasons to buy SEAT Arosa

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.5 vs 8.0 24% or 2.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 119% or 111 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 899 kg vs 1380 kg 54% or 481 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. SEAT Arosa

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 4700 RPM 28% or 1800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1390 cm3 60% or 2116 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 3551 mm 19% or 818 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1639 mm 13% or 244 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1460 mm 21% or 310 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 185/55 R14 T
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 185/55 R14 T
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs 185/55 R14 T
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 6J x 14"
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)