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What is Better Maserati Gran Cabriolet or Porsche 996?

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Maserati Gran Cabriolet Porsche 996

7 reasons to buy Maserati Gran Cabriolet

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 6 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

440 bhp vs 420 bhp

323 kw. vs 305 kw.

5% or 20 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 21.99 mpg 19% or 3.49 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 31.01 mpg 14% or 3.82 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 15 mpg 27% or 3.2 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 260 liters vs 100 liters 62% or 160 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2280 kg vs 1980 kg 13% or 300 kg

8 reasons to buy Porsche 996

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More torque 560 nM vs 490 nM 13% or 70 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.30 sec. vs 5.4 sec. 1.1 sec.
More top speed 190 mph vs 175 mph 15 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 192 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 15% or 28 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 320 kg vs 300 kg 6% or 20 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1660 kg vs 1980 kg 19% or 320 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.60 meters vs 12.3 meters 16% or 1.7 meters

Neutral reasons Maserati Gran Cabriolet vs. Porsche 996

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7000 RPM vs 6000 RPM 14% or 1000 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4691 cm3 vs 3600 cm3 23% or 1091 cm3 more
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4881 mm vs 4435 mm 9% or 446 mm shorter
Width 1915 mm vs 1830 mm 4% or 85 mm wider
Height 1353 mm vs 1295 mm 4% or 58 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2942 mm vs 2350 mm 20% or 592 mm more
Front tires size 245/40 R20 vs 295/30ZR18
Rear tires size 285/40 R20 vs 295/30ZR18
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)