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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1961 Austin A 60

To start off, 1961 Austin A 60 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 1,621 cc (4 cylinders), 1961 Austin A 60 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1961 Austin A 60 (60 HP) has 9 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1961 Austin A 60 should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1961 Austin A 60 weights approximately 65 kg more than 1955 Austin A 55. 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, 1961 Austin A 60 (122 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1961 Austin A 60 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 1961 Austin A 60
Make Austin Austin
Model A 55 A 60
Year Released 1955 1961
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1621 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 60 HP
Torque 110 Nm 122 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1120 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2550 mm


 

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