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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2008 Dodge Viper

To start off, 2008 Dodge Viper is newer by 53 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 8,355 cc (10 cylinders), 2008 Dodge Viper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Dodge Viper (600 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 549 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Dodge Viper should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Dodge Viper weights approximately 636 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, 2008 Dodge Viper (759 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 649 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Dodge Viper 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 2008 Dodge Viper
Make Austin Dodge
Model A 55 Viper
Year Released 1955 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 8355 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 10 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 600 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 759 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1691 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1920 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1220 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2520 mm


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