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1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 229 more horse power than 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. (76 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1080 kg more than 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 533 more torque (in Nm) than 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. (112 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has manual transmission. 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Alfa Romeo Buick
Model Giulietta Riviera
Year Released 1954 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1290 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 76 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 112 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 166 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 820 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 3990 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2390 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 75 L


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