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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2005 Ford Focus

To start off, 2005 Ford Focus is newer by 50 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 1,987 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Ford Focus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Focus (128 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Focus should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Focus weights approximately 189 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.

Because 1955 Austin A 55 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1955 Austin A 55. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Ford Focus, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2005 Ford Focus (178 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Ford Focus 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 2005 Ford Focus
Make Austin Ford
Model A 55 Focus
Year Released 1955 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1987 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 128 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 178 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1244 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4390 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2670 mm


 

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