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1950 Fiat 1500 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Fiat 1500. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Fiat 1500 would be higher. At 1,493 cc (6 cylinders), 1950 Fiat 1500 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Renault 12 (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1950 Fiat 1500. (47 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 1950 Fiat 1500. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1950 Fiat 1500 weights approximately 250 kg more than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 1950 Fiat 1500 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 Fiat 1500. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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 Fiat 1500 1974 Renault 12
Make Fiat Renault
Model 1500 12
Year Released 1950 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1493 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 47 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2450 mm


 

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