1961 Abarth 2400 vs. 2007 Mini Cooper

To start off, 2007 Mini Cooper is newer by 46 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Abarth 2400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Abarth 2400 would be higher. At 2,321 cc (6 cylinders), 1961 Abarth 2400 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1961 Abarth 2400 (141 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2007 Mini Cooper. (118 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1961 Abarth 2400 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mini Cooper. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mini Cooper weights approximately 35 kg more than 1961 Abarth 2400.

Because 1961 Abarth 2400 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 1961 Abarth 2400. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Mini Cooper, 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, 1961 Abarth 2400 (196 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 41 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mini Cooper. (155 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1961 Abarth 2400 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mini Cooper.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Abarth 2400 2007 Mini Cooper
Make Abarth Mini
Model 2400 Cooper
Year Released 1961 2007
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2321 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 196 Nm 155 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 85.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1090 kg 1125 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 3640 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 50 L


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