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1957 Porsche 356 vs. 2012 Hyundai i20

To start off, 2012 Hyundai i20 is newer by 55 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Porsche 356 would be higher. At 1,581 cc (4 cylinders), 1957 Porsche 356 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Hyundai i20 (99 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 1957 Porsche 356. (59 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Hyundai i20 should accelerate faster than 1957 Porsche 356. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Hyundai i20 weights approximately 365 kg more than 1957 Porsche 356. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1957 Porsche 356 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 Porsche 356. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Hyundai i20, 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. 2012 Hyundai i20 has automatic transmission and 1957 Porsche 356 has manual transmission. 1957 Porsche 356 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Hyundai i20 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1957 Porsche 356 2012 Hyundai i20
Make Porsche Hyundai
Model 356 i20
Year Released 1957 2012
Body Type Roadster Hatchback
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1581 cc 1396 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 59 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 74 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 790 kg 1155 kg
Vehicle Length 3960 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1230 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2110 mm 2525 mm


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