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What is Better Lotus Exige or Maserati Spyder?

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8 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.5 vs 11.1 3% or 0.4 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 85 mm vs 80 mm 6% or 5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 267 g/mile 107% or 138 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 74 dB vs 74.7 dB 1% or 0.7 dB
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 2 years 75% or 6 years
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1720 kg 97% or 845 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.5 meters 7% or 0.8 meters

12 reasons to buy Maserati Spyder

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 92 mm vs 82 mm 11% or 10 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

390 bhp vs 189 bhp

287 kw. vs 141 kw.

52% or 201 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 451 nM vs 181 nM 60% or 270 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.9 sec. vs 5.2 sec. 0.3 sec.
More top speed 176 mph vs 147 mph 29 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 15.2 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 111% or 16.91 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 21.69 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 91% or 19.79 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 10 mpg vs 23.3 mpg 133% or 13.3 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 300 liters vs 112 liters 63% or 188 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 88 liters vs 40 liters 55% or 48 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1980 kg vs 1166 kg 41% or 814 kg

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. Maserati Spyder

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 7000 RPM 10% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 4244 cm3 58% or 2448 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 4303 mm 12% or 506 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1822 mm 5% or 95 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1305 mm 11% or 146 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2440 mm 6% or 140 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 235/40 R18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 265/35 R18
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 16 spokes vs 15 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)