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1944 Packard 12 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1944 Packard 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1944 Packard 12 would be higher. At 7,756 cc (12 cylinders), 1944 Packard 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 1944 Packard 12. (173 HP @ 3200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1944 Packard 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1944 Packard 12 weights approximately 840 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 1944 Packard 12 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 1944 Packard 12. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, 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. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1944 Packard 12 has manual transmission. 1944 Packard 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1944 Packard 12 2002 Acura CL
Make Packard Acura
Model 12 CL
Year Released 1944 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7756 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 3200 RPM 6900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 2420 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5800 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3440 mm 2580 mm


 

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