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1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 56 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. (85 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 380 kg more than 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 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 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. (160 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire has manual transmission. 1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Armstrong Siddeley Buick
Model Sapphire LaCrosse
Year Released 1956 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2307 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 85 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1360 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2900 mm 2837 mm


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