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1957 Allard Palm Beach vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Allard Palm Beach. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Allard Palm Beach would be higher. At 1,507 cc (4 cylinders), 1957 Allard Palm Beach is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Renault 12 (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1957 Allard Palm Beach. (47 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 1957 Allard Palm Beach. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 110 kg more than 1957 Allard Palm Beach. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1957 Allard Palm Beach 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 1957 Allard Palm Beach. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 1957 Allard Palm Beach (101 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1957 Allard Palm Beach will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1957 Allard Palm Beach 1974 Renault 12
Make Allard Renault
Model Palm Beach 12
Year Released 1957 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1507 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 47 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 101 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3970 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2450 mm


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