1956 Talbot T 26 vs. 1985 Talbot Horizon

To start off, 1985 Talbot Horizon is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Talbot T 26. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Talbot T 26 would be higher. At 4,482 cc (6 cylinders), 1956 Talbot T 26 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1956 Talbot T 26 (197 HP @ 4300 RPM) has 140 more horse power than 1985 Talbot Horizon. (57 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1956 Talbot T 26 should accelerate faster than 1985 Talbot Horizon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1956 Talbot T 26 weights approximately 665 kg more than 1985 Talbot Horizon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1956 Talbot T 26 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 Talbot T 26. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1985 Talbot Horizon, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1956 Talbot T 26 1985 Talbot Horizon
Make Talbot Talbot
Model T 26 Horizon
Year Released 1956 1985
Engine Size 4482 cc 1118 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 57 HP
Engine RPM 4300 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1610 kg 945 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1690 mm


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