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1962 Lancia Appia vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Lancia Appia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Lancia Appia would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 213 more horse power than 1962 Lancia Appia. (47 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1962 Lancia Appia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 680 kg more than 1962 Lancia Appia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1962 Lancia Appia 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 1962 Lancia Appia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 238 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 Lancia Appia. (77 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 Lancia Appia. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1962 Lancia Appia has manual transmission. 1962 Lancia Appia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1962 Lancia Appia 2002 Acura CL
Make Lancia Acura
Model Appia CL
Year Released 1962 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1089 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 47 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 77 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 68 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4020 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 65 L


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