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1959 Abarth 850 vs. 2005 GMC Sierra

To start off, 2005 GMC Sierra is newer by 46 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Abarth 850. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Abarth 850 would be higher. At 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 GMC Sierra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 GMC Sierra (321 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 251 more horse power than 1959 Abarth 850. (70 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 GMC Sierra should accelerate faster than 1959 Abarth 850. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 GMC Sierra weights approximately 1700 kg more than 1959 Abarth 850. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 GMC Sierra is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1959 Abarth 850. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 GMC Sierra will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 GMC Sierra (370 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 290 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Abarth 850. (80 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2005 GMC Sierra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Abarth 850. 2005 GMC Sierra has automatic transmission and 1959 Abarth 850 has manual transmission. 1959 Abarth 850 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 GMC Sierra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Abarth 850 2005 GMC Sierra
Make Abarth GMC
Model 850 Sierra
Year Released 1959 2005
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 847 cc 5965 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 70 HP 321 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 80 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 570 kg 2270 kg
Vehicle Length 3480 mm 5790 mm
Vehicle Width 1360 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1150 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2010 mm 3650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 L 117 L


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