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What is Better Lotus Exige or Porsche 996?

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Lotus Exige Porsche 996

3 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 192 g/mile 49% or 63 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 112 liters vs 100 liters 11% or 12 liters
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1660 kg 90% or 785 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

12 reasons to buy Porsche 996

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

420 bhp vs 189 bhp

305 kw. vs 141 kw.

55% or 231 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 560 nM vs 181 nM 68% or 379 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.30 sec. vs 5.2 sec. 0.9 sec.
More top speed 190 mph vs 147 mph 43 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.99 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 46% or 10.12 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 31.01 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 34% or 10.47 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15 mpg vs 23.3 mpg 55% or 8.3 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 1980 kg vs 1166 kg 41% or 814 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 320 kg vs 291 kg 9% or 29 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.60 meters vs 10.7 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. Porsche 996

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 6000 RPM 23% or 1800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 3600 cm3 50% or 1804 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4435 mm 14% or 638 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1830 mm 6% or 103 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1295 mm 11% or 136 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2350 mm 2% or 50 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 295/30ZR18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 295/30ZR18
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)