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1950 Ferrari 166 vs. 2011 Citroen C3

To start off, 2011 Citroen C3 is newer by 61 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 1,995 cc (12 cylinders), 1950 Ferrari 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1950 Ferrari 166 (114 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2011 Citroen C3. (75 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1950 Ferrari 166 should accelerate faster than 2011 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Citroen C3 weights approximately 105 kg more than 1950 Ferrari 166.

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, 2011 Citroen C3, 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:

1950 Ferrari 166 2011 Citroen C3
Make Ferrari Citroen
Model 166 C3
Year Released 1950 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 75 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1005 kg
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 45 L


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