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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1991 Westfield ZEI

To start off, 1991 Westfield ZEI is newer by 36 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 1,992 cc (4 cylinders), 1991 Westfield ZEI is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Westfield ZEI (217 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 166 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1991 Westfield ZEI should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Austin A 55 weights approximately 330 kg more than 1991 Westfield ZEI.

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, 1991 Westfield ZEI (292 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 182 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1991 Westfield ZEI 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 1991 Westfield ZEI
Make Austin Westfield
Model A 55 ZEI
Year Released 1955 1991
Engine Size 1489 cc 1992 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 217 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 292 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 725 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 3550 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1060 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2340 mm


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