1958 Talbot Lago America vs. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Talbot Lago America. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Talbot Lago America would be higher. At 2,351 cc (8 cylinders), 1958 Talbot Lago America is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass (159 HP) has 78 more horse power than 1958 Talbot Lago America. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass should accelerate faster than 1958 Talbot Lago America. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass weights approximately 470 kg more than 1958 Talbot Lago America. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1958 Talbot Lago America 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 1958 Talbot Lago America. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 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, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 11 more torque (in Nm) than 1958 Talbot Lago America. (192 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1958 Talbot Lago America. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass has automatic transmission and 1958 Talbot Lago America has manual transmission. 1958 Talbot Lago America will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1958 Talbot Lago America 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make Talbot Oldsmobile
Model Lago America Cutlass
Year Released 1958 1989
Engine Size 2351 cc 2260 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 159 HP
Torque 192 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 975 kg 1445 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2740 mm


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