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1949 Alfa Romeo 6C vs. 2007 Fiat Idea

To start off, 2007 Fiat Idea is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C would be higher. At 2,443 cc (6 cylinders), 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C (89 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2007 Fiat Idea. (69 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C should accelerate faster than 2007 Fiat Idea. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C weights approximately 400 kg more than 2007 Fiat Idea. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 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 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Fiat Idea, 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:

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2007 Fiat Idea
Make Alfa Romeo Fiat
Model 6C Idea
Year Released 1949 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2443 cc 1248 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 69 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1960 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 3010 mm 2520 mm


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