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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina

To start off, 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina is newer by 11 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 1,489 cc (4 cylinders), 1955 Austin A 55 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1955 Austin A 55 (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina. (18 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1955 Austin A 55 should accelerate faster than 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Austin A 55 weights approximately 491 kg more than 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina. 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, 1955 Austin A 55 (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina. (30 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1955 Austin A 55 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina
Make Austin Autobianchi
Model A 55 Bianchina
Year Released 1955 1966
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1489 cc 499 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 18 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 30 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 564 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 3190 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1330 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 1950 mm


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