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What is Better Lotus Exige or Maserati Gran Cabriolet?

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Lotus Exige Maserati Gran Cabriolet

7 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.5 vs 11.3 2% or 0.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 85 mm vs 84.5 mm 1% or 0.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 5.4 sec. 0.2 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 71% or 91 g/mile
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 2 years 75% or 6 years
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1980 kg 126% or 1105 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 12.3 meters 15% or 1.6 meters

14 reasons to buy Maserati Gran Cabriolet

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 94 mm vs 82 mm 13% or 12 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

440 bhp vs 189 bhp

323 kw. vs 141 kw.

57% or 251 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 490 nM vs 181 nM 63% or 309 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 175 mph vs 147 mph 28 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 74% or 13.61 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 53% or 14.29 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 23.3 mpg 97% or 11.5 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 260 liters vs 112 liters 57% or 148 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 75 liters vs 40 liters 47% or 35 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2280 kg vs 1166 kg 49% or 1114 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 300 kg vs 291 kg 3% or 9 kg
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 Exige vs. Maserati Gran Cabriolet

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 7000 RPM 10% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 4691 cm3 62% or 2895 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft DOHC vs QUAD CAM
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4881 mm 22% or 1084 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1915 mm 10% or 188 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1353 mm 14% or 194 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2942 mm 22% or 642 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 245/40 R20
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 285/40 R20
Spare wheel spray for repair vs puncture repair kit
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 20" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 16 spokes vs TRIDENT
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)