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1950 Ferrari 166 vs. 2001 Ford Taurus

To start off, 2001 Ford Taurus is newer by 51 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Ferrari 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Ferrari 166 would be higher. At 2,961 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Ford Taurus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Ford Taurus (201 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 1950 Ferrari 166. (114 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Ford Taurus should accelerate faster than 1950 Ferrari 166. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Ford Taurus weights approximately 605 kg more than 1950 Ferrari 166. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1950 Ferrari 166 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 1950 Ferrari 166. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Ford Taurus, 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. 2001 Ford Taurus has automatic transmission and 1950 Ferrari 166 has manual transmission. 1950 Ferrari 166 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Ford Taurus will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Ferrari 166 2001 Ford Taurus
Make Ferrari Ford
Model 166 Taurus
Year Released 1950 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2961 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1505 kg
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 68 L


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