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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2008 Maserati Quattroporte

To start off, 2008 Maserati Quattroporte 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 4,244 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Maserati Quattroporte is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Maserati Quattroporte (395 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 344 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Maserati Quattroporte should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Maserati Quattroporte weights approximately 935 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 Maserati Quattroporte (460 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 350 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Maserati Quattroporte will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55. 2008 Maserati Quattroporte has automatic transmission and 1955 Austin A 55 has manual transmission. 1955 Austin A 55 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Maserati Quattroporte will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2008 Maserati Quattroporte
Make Austin Maserati
Model A 55 Quattroporte
Year Released 1955 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 4244 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 395 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 460 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1990 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 3070 mm


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