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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1966 Fiat 2300

To start off, 1966 Fiat 2300 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 2,279 cc (6 cylinders), 1966 Fiat 2300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1966 Fiat 2300 (134 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1966 Fiat 2300 should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1966 Fiat 2300 weights approximately 255 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, 1966 Fiat 2300 (179 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 69 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1966 Fiat 2300 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 1966 Fiat 2300
Make Austin Fiat
Model A 55 2300
Year Released 1955 1966
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2279 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 179 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1310 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2660 mm


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