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1942 GAZ 10-73 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1942 GAZ 10-73. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1942 GAZ 10-73 would be higher. At 3,485 cc (6 cylinders), 1942 GAZ 10-73 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1942 GAZ 10-73 (75 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1942 GAZ 10-73 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1942 GAZ 10-73 weights approximately 500 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1942 GAZ 10-73 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1942 GAZ 10-73. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1942 GAZ 10-73 1974 Renault 12
Make GAZ Renault
Model 10-73 12
Year Released 1942 1974
Engine Size 3485 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 75 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 5250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1450 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2450 mm


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