The horsepower is a this thing that most of us take into account at first when buying a car. In this case it is the Alfa Romeo GTV II that has by 29 % more horsepower in relation to the Lotus Elise S1 1.8 i 16V 120HP manual. Therefore the Alfa Romeo GTV II Spider will achieve higher top speed. Due to more horsepower the Alfa Romeo GTV II Spider 2.0 TS 155HP manual should also give noticeably more flexiblility in specific speeds.
The top speed of the Alfa Romeo GTV II Spider is higher as compared to this of the Lotus Elise S1 which allows to cover the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference that amounts to 9 kilometers per hour is little and is not realy noticable in everyday driving.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly affects the amount of space for passengers and also stability during driving. The width of the Alfa Romeo is larger by 75 mm in comparison to the Lotus Elise S1 1.8 i 16V 120HP manual and is not really important. The average for the „sports cars” class equals to 1,792 millimeters and is by 16 millimeters smaller than the width of the Alfa Romeo GTV II.
Alfa Romeo GTV II Spider has 241 mm longer wheelbase in relation to the Lotus Elise S1 1.8 i 16V 120HP manual. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. But, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Alfa Romeo GTV II has by 10 % larger cubic capacity in relation to the Lotus. This play a little role when it comes to accleration, as both figures are quite simmilar.
Maximum load capacity
The Alfa Romeo is 15 percent longer in comparison to the Lotus Elise S1. The length of the vehicle plays a role in respect of travelling comfort and room in the trunk. The Alfa Romeo very likely will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. Aditionally the Alfa Romeo GTV II Spider will be better driven ,however, the Lotus Elise S1 will be a bit easier to park due to shorter length .
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater possibility of putting massive amount of luggage to it. The difference that amounts to 115 mm to the advantage of the Alfa Romeo GTV II Spider 2.0 TS 155HP manual is not big and does not matter much.