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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1962 Austin A 99

To start off, 1962 Austin A 99 is newer by 7 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 2,912 cc (6 cylinders), 1962 Austin A 99 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1962 Austin A 99 (110 HP @ 4750 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1962 Austin A 99 should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1962 Austin A 99 weights approximately 475 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, 1962 Austin A 99 (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 111 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1962 Austin A 99 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 1962 Austin A 99
Make Austin Austin
Model A 55 A 99
Year Released 1955 1962
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2912 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 110 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 4750 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1530 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4950 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2800 mm


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