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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1967 Austin A 40

To start off, 1967 Austin A 40 is newer by 12 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 4 more horse power than 1967 Austin A 40. (47 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1955 Austin A 55 should accelerate faster than 1967 Austin A 40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Austin A 55 weights approximately 295 kg more than 1967 Austin A 40. 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 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1967 Austin A 40. (81 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1955 Austin A 55 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1967 Austin A 40.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 1967 Austin A 40
Make Austin Austin
Model A 55 A 40
Year Released 1955 1967
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1096 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 81 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 760 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 3690 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1520 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2220 mm


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