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1954 Ferrari 375 America vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Ferrari 375 America. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Ferrari 375 America would be higher. At 4,523 cc (12 cylinders), 1954 Ferrari 375 America is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1954 Ferrari 375 America (296 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 114 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1954 Ferrari 375 America should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 585 kg more than 1954 Ferrari 375 America.

Because 1954 Ferrari 375 America 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 1954 Ferrari 375 America. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1954 Ferrari 375 America has manual transmission. 1954 Ferrari 375 America will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1954 Ferrari 375 America 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Ferrari Buick
Model 375 America LaCrosse
Year Released 1954 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4523 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 296 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1155 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 140 L 59 L


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