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|
|Engine Size||7756 cc||3210 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||12 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||2 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||173 HP||260 HP|
|Engine RPM||3200 RPM||6900 RPM|
|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|