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|
|Engine Size||3485 cc||1289 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||75 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||3400 RPM||5250 RPM|
|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|